Google Pixel 2 prices to start at $649, three color variants revealed

Earlier today, we learned that the LG-made Google Pixel 2 XL
should be a bit more expensive than last year’s Pixel XL, reportedly costing $849
(64 GB version) and $949 (128 GB version). 
According to Droid-life, things won’t
be that bad with the HTC-made Google Pixel 2, as this is supposed to be offered at the
same prices that the Pixel of 2016 was launched for: $649 (64 GB) and $749 (128
GB). We’re guessing that the near-bezel-less 6-inch screen of the
Pixel 2 XL has something (or a lot) to do with its higher price. As you may know, the Pixel 2 isn’t expected to sport such a screen, instead …


Get 128GB Google Pixel for just $610

A year after their release, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL remain one of our favorite phones out there with their industry-leading cameras, smooth performance and guaranteed quick Android updates, and now there is a great deal on the 128GB black models that slashes the price significantly.
You can now get the 128 gig Google Pixel for just $610, down from the usual $750 price, while the 128GB Pixel XL retails for just $650, down from its original $870 price tag.
Do keep in mind that these are great deals, but they come …

This might be the biggest Google Pixel 2 feature

The Google Pixel 2 series will be officially unveiled on October 4th, and while rumors say that a bezel-less Pixel 2 is not likely to happen, there might be one killer feature that will make the phone stand out from all the rest: Google Lens.
Just a few days ago, Google started rolling out a new version of its popular Google Photos app and in the code, developers found a fully functioning Google Lens integration under cover within that update that gave the camera some impressive super powers. Developers were quickly all over this new feature, …

Watch Google Pixel 2 livestream here

The Google Pixel 2 event livestream link is already available, despite us being more than two weeks ahead of the October 4th date.
So if you needed an early reminder, here you have it: mark October 4th, 9:00 am PT | 12:00pm ET for the Google Pixel 2 launch.
That’s exactly when Google plans to kick off the livestream for the announcement.
What do we expect to see?
Of course, two new phones by Google: the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but also a new Chromebook and a smaller …

Possible Pixel 2/Pixel XL 2 camera sample found deep into Google's own teaser page

You’ve got to give it to Android fans – they get quite resourceful when a new Google flagship phone is about to be unveiled in a few weeks’ time or so. And with the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 coming October 4, it was only natural for Android enthusiasts to dig around the source code of the official Pixel 2 teaser page. 

Users have unraveled a picture of two cookies plastered over a colorful wrapping which looks like it could have been taken by the Pixel 2 / Pixel XL 2 or, on the contrary, a random image that Google has planted inside for diversion purposes. …

Video gives us another hint about an October 4th unveiling of the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2

A billboard in Boston that we showed you yesterday told us to expect the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 to be unveiled on October 4th.  While we told you that it was okay to circle that date on your calendar, we’ve come across an even better clue in the form of a video from the search giant. Like the billboard, the video doesn’t explicitly say that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be unveiled on October 4th, but it does strongly hint at it.

In the video, we see certain inquiries typed into the iconic Google search bar including:

What’s wrong with my phone’s battery?Why is my phone …

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 rumor review: Design, specs, features, price, and all we know thus far

Despite the availability issues, it’s pretty safe to consider the Google Pixel and Pixel XL as two of the better top-end phones launched last year. Their most profound feature was the camera, which really set a high bar for all other flagships to jump over.
Of course, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that after the good start, Google will be willing to use the gained momentum and one-up itself and the competition in 2017 with the second generation of Pixel devices. Right now, we are not exactly sure if we will get treated to 2 or 3 new handsets as we’re hearing …

Google is replacing defective Nexus 6P units with Pixel XLs, but only in North America


Nexus 6P will probably soon reach its EOL (end of life) status, as the phone is most likely not being manufactured any longer. Even those customers who turn in their Nexus 6P units for repair are offered other models in case their phones are beyond repair and must be replaced.

Not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but if your Nexus 6P has issues that aren’t related to software, then you might be in luck. It appears that Google is now replacing all Nexus 6P phones with Pixel XLs if the former is under warranty.

Unfortunately, this seems to apply in the United States and Canada …

Oreo bug incorrectly shuts down mobile data on Pixel phones used on certain carriers

The Oreo update is not such a tasty treat for some Pixel users. It seems that the update to Android 8.0 over certain carriers is causing mobile data on some Pixel models to incorrectly stop working. While a number of users are typing out complaints on various Google product forums (like the Pixel user community), it turns out that one Google employee has said that a fix is in the works. When it is disseminated is anyone’s guess at the moment.

The devices involved are sending out notifications to users telling them that their data allowance has run out. But that is not true. It appears that …

Deal: Verizon Google Pixel 32GB (refurbished) is on sale for just $329.99

A duo of Pixel smartphones are expected to be announced on October 5, so there’s still time for a couple of more promotional offerings for the older models.  

The most recent deal has the smaller Verizon-bound Pixel smartphone on sale for a lot less than the MSRP. The only downside is that this is a refurbished device, so while it might be in good cosmetic condition, it may have minor scrapes or scratches.

If that doesn’t bother you, then you may want to check out the deal up on eBay, which will allow you to purchase …