If you’re looking for the best possible Android experience on a big screen then you won’t get much better than Google’s Pixel XL phones. But it’s not that simple; the recent reveal of the Pixel 3 XL has increased the number of available XL models to three, giving you a range of choices. So with three Pixel XLs available, which one is best for you? While the Pixel 3 XL is the latest iteration of Google’s phone, the other two still offer great performance, at a lower price. Don’t stress yourself out with the agony of choice — we’ve compared the three so you have a better idea of which one to pick. Specs Pixel 3 XL Pixel 2 XL Pixel XL Size 158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.2 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches) 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.2 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches) 154.7 × 75.7 × 8.5 mm (6 × 2.9 × 0.3 inches) Weight 184 grams (6.49 ounces) 175 grams (6.2 ounces) 168 grams (5.93 ounces) Screen size 6.3-inch P-OLED 6.0-inch P-OLED 5.5-inch AMOLED … [Read more...] about Pixel 3 XL vs. Pixel 2 XL vs. Pixel XL: Which XL is best for you?
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Shortly after the original Pixel XL was updated to Android 8.1, many users took to the depths of the internet to complain about a new charging bug that came with it. Google addressed this issue in late March, saying that "a fix will be rolling out in the coming weeks." With the May 2018 security patch, that fix is finally here. As noted in the Pixel/Nexus Security Bulletin, one of the functional patches included (reference number A-72851087) has an improvement to "adjust Pixel XL charging behavior." It's great to see that a fix has arrived, but what went wrong in the first place? Following the release of 8.1 Oreo for the original Pixel series, Pixel XL owners began reporting that they were unable to charge their phone with the included cable and AC adapter. After being plugged in, the Pixel XL would begin charging, stop, resume charging, stop again, and repeat this process over and over until it was full. As noted by Nathan K in the Pixel User Community who dived deeper into the bug … [Read more...] about Google fixes Pixel XL charging bug with May 2018 security patch
Google hasn't given us any official indication it plans to launch an updated Pixel 3 smartphone in 2018, but that isn't going to stop us from covering the various leaks and rumors leading up to its launch. Here's what the rumor mill says about the next Google Pixel.Google Pixel 3: How many Pixels? Google will reportedly launch three new Pixel devices in 2018, if a source-code leak in October 2017 is to be believed. According to Droid Life, the new Pixel phones have codenames of "crosshatch," "albacore" and "blueline," the code says. Two Pixel models are said to be premium phones, with the other being high-end.Google Pixel 3: Cheaper version Google is planning to launch a mid-range Pixel model with lower specifications and price for developing and price sensitive markets like India, Economic Times reported in April. This isn't the first we've heard of a cheaper Pixel -- 9to5Google reported its existence a year ago via an anonymous source: You should interpret "Budget Pixel" as a … [Read more...] about The next Google phone: Pixel 3 launch date, specs, and rumor roundup
According to a statement made by a Google employee on the Pixel product forums, a somewhat widespread problem with receiving MMS messages on the Pixel 2 XL has been resolved. But if you ask the people that claimed to be affected, you'll get a very different answer. Image via Omar Ramadan We had heard some reports for this problem ourselves, which manifests as an inability to receive or download MMS messages sent to a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. We were looking into the matter when a Googler issued the "fixed" statement on the product forums for one thread on the subject. This wouldn't be the first messaging problem Google's Pixels have run into. Based on user reports, some people contacting support have had responsibility for the problem passed back and forth between Google and their carrier. Almost every user statement with carrier details indicates that the problem is exclusive to AT&T subscribers. It's possible that a fix is, in fact, rolling out. Both a Carrier Services … [Read more...] about Google claims Pixel 2 MMS issues fixed despite continued reports
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are finally here, and there's a lot to unpack. While these devices resemble the original Pixel and Pixel XL, there are many changes both internally and externally that make them worth talking about. Let's dive in. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are incredible phones — probably the best Android phones out there right now. Despite their different sizes, they are nearly identical where it counts, in their cameras, their performance, their build quality, and their software experience. While the Pixel 2 XL has slimmer bezels and a slightly more washed-out pOLED display, the smaller Pixel 2 contends with a more dated-looking form factor and a smaller battery. Oh, and a smaller price tag to boot. Which one should you buy? Read the full review below! Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review: The new standard for Android Pixel 2 second opinion: Close to perfect Google Pixel 2 review, one month later: Still solid, still the best Pixel 2 XL OLED problems Before we dive … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL: News, tips, problems, specs and more!