Tag Archives: Google

Android 7.0 Nougat Now Present on 0.3 Percent of All Active Android Devices, Says Google

  Almost two months after last updating its Android distribution chart, Google has now revealed the number of devices that are currently running the various versions of its mobile OS. The search giant, in its latest distribution chart, on Monday revealed that only 0.3 percent of all active Android devices are currently running on Android 7.0 Nougat. Google did not ... Read More »

Google Begins Rollout of November Android Security Update for Nexus, Pixel Devices

  Sticking to tradition, Google has begun the rollout of the November Android security update for compatible devices. For the first time, Pixel devices also receive the security patches alongside the Nexus devices. The company has made available factory and OTA images for installation. Google rolls out security patches first Monday of every month, and November is no different. The ... Read More »

Google Play Fights Fraud and Spam Installs With Improved Detection, Filtering

Google on Monday announced it was rolling out improved detection and filtering mechanisms on Google Play, with the aim to prevent app developers from deceitfully boosting the popularity of their apps. The search giant says this will help users discover deserving apps, apart from allowing honest developers to showcase their offerings. In a post on the Android Developers Blog, Google ... Read More »

Pixel Uses 15W Charging and Pixel XL Uses 18W Charging, Clarifies Google

Google launched the Pixel phones in two sizes – 5-inch and 5.5-inch. The Pixel and Pixel XL don’t have many significant differences; however the Pixel XL is bigger, has a better display resolution, and a larger battery. Now, thanks to tester Nathan K, a new difference has cropped up between the two Google smartphones. Nathan posted on his Google Plus ... Read More »

Pixel Phone Users Report Bluetooth Vehicle Pairing Issues; Google Working on a Fix

Google launched the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones earlier this month, and the demand for the smartphones have exceeded the company’s expectations. We found the smartphone to be quite impressive (Review) as well. However, as users have begun to use the smartphone in their everyday lives, reports of glitches are now cropping up. Apparently, many Pixel phone users claim that ... Read More »

Google Pixel XL Has Similar Cost-to-Price Ratio as iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Google with its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones is looking to do what Apple has been doing for years – integrate in-house software and hardware to build a pure-experience smartphone. Leveraging from its Android fan base, Google aims to provide the best Android experience with top-notch hardware. Hence, the pricing of the smartphone is at par with other premium handsets, ... Read More »

Google Pixel and Pixel XL Shipments Delayed Till Mid-November

Google killed off its Nexus series and launched the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones earlier this month, ushering in a new era for Android smartphones. The new smartphones offer the purest Android experience there is, added with its inbuilt Google Assistant feature for seamless voice-contextual results. Needless to say, these smartphones have piqued Android fanboys’ interests, and pre-orders have soared ... Read More »

Google Pixel, Pixel XL to Get Software Fix for Lens Flare Camera Issue in Coming Weeks

At the time of Pixel smartphones’ launch, Google made headlines by saying that the camera on these phones is the best in its class. This is why when users find an issue with these cameras; it becomes important for the company to address it as fast as possible. Google representative who goes by the name ‘IsaacOnCamera’ has acknowledged the issue ... Read More »

Pixel, Pixel XL Aren’t More Water Resistant Because Google Supposedly ‘Ran Out of Time’

Google’s Pixel phones ever since launch have been in headline for whether they can justify their premium pricing. At their prices, they are in direct competition with the likes of iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 series, and omissions like optical image stabilisation (OIS) functionality and proper dust and water resistance were remarked upon. The latest buzz around the Pixel and ... Read More »

Google Pixel and Pixel XL Guaranteed Android Updates Until October 2018

Google announced its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones at the Made By Google event earlier this month. The smartphones come with built-in Google Assistant and offer a pure Android experience, with some custom features on top. The tech giant has now clarified via a support page that the Pixel and Pixel XL are guaranteed Android updates till October 2018. “Pixel ... Read More »