Tag Archives: Google

Google Planning to Launch Mid-Range Android One Smartphones in the US This Year

Google’s Android One initiative, which was launched back in 2014, is aimed at manufacturing affordable devices that meet a certain set of quality standards and are targeted at emerging markets. However, the search giant is now reportedly planning to launch mid-range Android One smartphones in the US later this year. The US-targeted Android One devices are expected to cost between ... Read More »

Google Pixel Users Reporting Issues With Android File Transfer App for Mac

Ever since launch, Google Pixel users have been reporting of multiple issues with the device. Now, a fresh issue with transfer of files from a Mac to the Google Pixel device has cropped up. Users are reporting that even while using the bundled USB Type-C to USB Type-A adapter, particular files are difficult to transfer to the mobile device. Google ... Read More »

Google Pixel, Pixel XL Now Available on Snapdeal: Launch Offers Detailed

Online marketplace Snapdeal on Monday partnered with Google Pixel, the first Google smartphone, as its online retail partner, offering cashback and mobile protection plans. Snapdeal is offering Rs. 10,000 instant cashback from Yes Bank, Rs. 10,000 e-cash from Yatra, and a free mobile protection plan from Allianz worth Rs. 5,999 on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. “Pixel has already ... Read More »

Pixel Phone’s Audio Distortion Problem Is a Hardware Issue, Google Reportedly Confirms

Google seems to have acknowledged that the audio distortion issue, which was being experienced by several Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone users, is a hardware issue as the company is reportedly offering warranty replacements for the devices. Instead of coming out with a firmware update to resolve the problem, the company has opted to offer warranty replacements. Mark Buckman, who ... Read More »

Android Nougat Running on 0.7 Percent of Active Devices and Froyo Is Dead, Says Google

Google has released its monthly Google Play distribution data and Android users will finally be able to bid adieu to Android 2.2 Froyo. The data shows, among other things, that Froyo has dropped to below the 0.1 percent mark, marking the end of what was the oldest active Android version until last month. The date was collected from Android devices ... Read More »

Google Begins Rolling Out January Android Security Update for Nexus, Pixel Devices

Google has started rolling out its monthly security update for the month of January for its Nexus and Pixel devices. Alongside, Google has also published factory images and full OTA images for Nexus and Pixel devices. Google Pixel and Pixel XL users can download the Nougat-based builds NMF26U and NMF26V respectively. Other devices that have received the updated factory images ... Read More »

LG Puts Up January Security Bulletin Before Google

LG first started its security bulletin in June last year, and since then it has been posting monthly bulletins and rolls out security patches just like Google, Samsung, BlackBerry and other other manufacturers. Ringing in the New Year, LG is already out with its January security bulletin with details on all the patches it is serving its Android devices this ... Read More »

Some Google Pixel Users Reporting Early Battery Shutdown Issues

Google’s first self-branded smartphones, Pixel and Pixel XL, which were earlier praised by critics and users alike for its battery performance, are now reportedly experiencing early battery shutdown issue. Several Google Pixel and Pixel XL users have complained on Reddit and Google’s product forums as well that the smartphone is shutting down well before the entire battery drains out, as ... Read More »

Nexus 6 to Get Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update in Early January; Google Says Last Minute Bug Caused Delay

Even though the rest of the supported Nexus and Pixel phones from Google have already received the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, Nexus 6 is yet to be given similar treatment. However, the search giant has now shared its update rollout plans for the smartphone, saying it will start rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Nexus 6 devices in ... Read More »

Some Google Pixel, Pixel XL Users Report Interface Freezing Issues

After Bluetooth pairing, LTE connectivity, freezing camera app, and audio distortion issues, some Google Pixel phone users are reporting problems where their smartphone hangs and freezes from anywhere between a few seconds and several minutes – even resulting in the disappearance of an onscreen navigation component. The Google Pixel, Pixel XL interface freezing issue appears to be related to the ... Read More »