If your Pixel 2 is delayed, Google may send you a free Live Case


Some of the folks who’ve ordered a Pixel 2 smartphone
from Google Store are now receiving official word about shipping delays of up
to a month. Fortunately, Google is sending out emails informing customers that,
if their phone is delayed, they’ll get a free Live Case (at least in the US). It looks
like these long delays mostly involve the white variant of the Pixel 2.

 

Normally sold starting at $40, a Live Case is a cool
way to protect and personalize your Pixel, as you can use pretty much any photo
you want to customize its back (or you can select one of the artsy images
prepared by …


Rugged Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is now official; tablet will launch later this month

Just a few days ago, we passed along some images of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2. Today, the tablet has been officially introduced by Samsung. With the Active name attached to the slate, you can expect the device to survive “excessive pressure, temperatures, environments, vibration and drops.” The Galaxy Tab Active 2 is certified to meet military specifications. And with an IP certification rating of IP68, the tablet can be submerged in up to nearly 5-feet of water for up to 30-minutes and escape unscathed. The display will even work with wet fingers.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 features …

USA! Pixel 2 prices abroad make America smile, much like the iPhones'

Right after the new Pixels were introduced, Google pulled an Apple, and slashed the price of the 2016 crop by a hundred. Thus, the basic Google Pixel can now be had for $549 directly from the Google Store, while its larger sibling, the Pixel XL, will set you back $669. You still need to add that hundred if you want the larger, 128 GB storage versions, but the trend is clear, and Google will probably be doing this with each new Pixel iteration – you know, like that other competitor down south from Mountain View does. 

Google is now gunning for the $1000 …

Google responds to the Pixel 2 XL screen controversy

Ever since people started getting their retail units of the V30 and review units of the Pixel 2 XL, Reddit and XDA forums became abuzz with complaints that there is something amiss with LG’s P-OLED panels that both phones carry. 

Starting with subdued colors, and continuing with blotchy, non-uniform pixel brightness, grainy texture while scrolling, and very pronounced “blue tint of death” when you at the phone from the slightest angle, various issues have been noted in forum threads. previews and final reviews alike. Google came out with a statement to explain …

It's official: HTC U11 Plus will be unveiled on November 2

HTC has just confirmed it will hold a launch event in early November. Last week, Chinese media reported HTC had started to send invitations to such an event, but the Taiwanese company did not confirm anything until today.

Fast forward one week and HTC has just tweeted a “Save the Date” image confirming a launch event for November 2. Although the company doesn’t say what device will introduce early next month, it’s safe to assume we’ll be seeing the HTC U11 Plus.

In fact, we’ve already seen the smartphone, although not through official means. We’ve also learned …

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Review

Introduction
In 2016, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi introduced a smartphone which was among the first to spur the all-screen craze we’re observing today. The name of this unusual device was the Xiaomi Mi Mix. The gigantic phablet stood out with its “tri-bezel-less” 6.4-inch screen and attractive ceramic back plate, but unfortunately, it was hard to acquire for anyone living outside of China.

Luckily, Xiaomi has recently released a follow-up to the handset which grabbed our attention a little less than 12 months ago. The new Mi Mix 2 comes with many of the traits which made its predecessor …

Pixel 2 XL teardown reveals LG battery, heat pipe, and Google's first custom processor

The crafty folks from iFixit have gone through the trouble to take apart the new Google Pixel 2 XL, and it turned out that it wasn’t much of a trouble, at least as far as today’s sealed waterproof flagships are concerned, as we’ve seen recent phones much harder to repair. The Pixel 2 XL got a 6/10 score for repairability, and, despite that it is water-resistant with IP67 certification, it doesn’t even need heating to open up, unlike the vast majority of today’s glass-and-metal flagships.
The phone is indeed LG inside, as given away by the branding of …

Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL price deals you can get right now

Google is already shipping its new Pixel phones that got announced not long ago, and they are every bit as improved compared to their predecessors as expected. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have great cameras with a new portrait mode, better battery life, thoughtful soft-touch design, and faster performance, not to mention the screen-to-body ratio on the larger XL. They don’t come cheap, though, as gone are the days when Google sold plasticky Nexus phones at or near cost as a means to spread out the stock Android message.
These are high-end machines that …

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Q&A: Ask us anything!

It’s open season for Pixels as Google is already shipping pre-orders to many early adopters, but there are still tons of users that are on the fence whether they should buy one or wait for the third-generation of the Pixel.
Our review is now out, giving you the full scope of what you should expect from Google’s latest consumer-centric devices. Check it out in its full glory right here.
As you might have a plethora of intricate questions that might have not been covered in our review of the two devices, we are giving you …

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a secret built-in dark theme, enabling it is easy

A dark interface theme and theme support in general have been among the top-requested features for any major iteration of Android for more than half a decade now, yet Google still refuses to bake in this already widespread functionality of third-party Android distributions.
Yet the wall is beginning to crack a little, as the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launcher is, you see, boasting an automatic dark theme that kicks in when you apply a darker wallpaper as a background. So far, it seems to be working with the built-in Pixel launcher only, but we are certain a workaround …