After the June OTA update, some Pixel 2 XL owners say the phone takes longer to wake

Yesterday, we told you that the four Google Pixel handsets and two Nexus models had received the June Android security patch via an OTA update. And while the update tightened security of these phones and fixed some functional issues with Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi connectivity, it did leave a nasty side effect for some Pixel 2 XL users; their phones are taking longer to wake up.
Now let’s be honest about what these Pixel 2 XL owners are experiencing. The device is taking an extra one or two seconds to wake, according to those who posted about the problem on the Google …


Deal: Get $150 service credit on Project Fi when you buy the Pixel 2 XL

Google is running another deal on the Pixel 2 XL, which requires customers to activate the smartphone on Project Fi. It’s the same offer that was available for everyone two months ago but lasted just one day.

The new deal runs from today and through July 7 and offers customers who purchase the Pixel 2 XL $150 service credit. The only conditions are to activate the smartphone on Project Fi within 30 days of shipment and remain active for 30 consecutive days within two months of shipment.

Basically, the deal will drop the Pixel 2 XL price to $699 (64GB model) and $799 (128GB model), …

"Blueline" shows up again as codename for Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL; mid-range Pixel codenamed "Bonito"

You might recall that last October, the third generation of Pixel handsets was said to have three possible fish-related codenames of “Crosshatch”, “Albacore”, and “Blueline.” At the time, the thinking was that the third model would be a super-premium version of the phone. However, in recent days it has become apparent that there will be a mid-range Pixel reportedly equipped with the Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform. This model is expected to be released in the first half of 2019.
Now, it appears as though the Google Pixel 3 or the Google Pixel 3 XL will indeed carry …

Google pushes out June security patch for Pixel and some Nexus handsets

The June Android security patch is being pushed out by Google to Pixel and Nexus devices starting today. The patch, dated June 1st, 2018, fixes 20 vulnerabilities while the June 5th, 2018 patch handles 38. Google says that no customers have been affected by these issues. According to the Android Security Bulletin, the severity of these vulnerabilities ranges from critical to high. The Bulletin adds that the most severe issue “is a critical security vulnerability in Media framework.” This could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code using a specially crafted file.
The …

Notch-ing new: serial leakster reveals his information on the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

*Image made as representation. By @MilenYanachkov / PhoneArena

For a while now, we’ve been hearing reports about this year’s Google Pixel phones. From the rumor that there may be three new handsets this time around — with one supposed midranger to be added to your usual flagship duo — to exact leaks pointing out that the Pixel 3 XL’s display would have an OLED panel made by LG.

We also keep hearing about the notch. Allegedly, the Pixel 3 XL will have a cutout at the top of the display, housing not one but two selfie cameras, while the regular Pixel 3 would keep the classic …

Purchase the Pixel 2 XL from the Google Store and get $150 in store credit and a free Home Mini

Starting today and running through June 17th, when you purchase the Google Pixel 2 XL from the Google Store, you will receive $150 in store credit that can be used toward a future purchase. In addition, you will also receive a free Google Home Mini smart speaker. All you have to do is remember to add the Home Mini to the cart when checking out. You must have a Google Store account to receive the store credit; those checking out as guests are not entitled to it.
The 64GB Pixel 2 XL is priced at $849 or $35.38 a month over 24 months. Within 6 to 8 weeks after the …

Google working on a Snapdragon 710-powered Pixel phone for 2019

Rumor has it, Google will launch two Pixel 3 smartphones later this fall, both being consistent upgrades over the current Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL models. The phones are said to be manufactured by Foxconn, but LG Display is supposed to provide the panels for the upcoming Pixel 3 handsets.

However, there’s a new rumor running around that claims Google has already started working on yet another Pixel smartphone, which will be launched in the first half of 2019.

Unlike the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, this rumored Pixel smartphone will be powered by the most recent Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon …

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL rumor review: Design, specs, camera, price and release date

Images by @MilenYanachkov / PhoneArena.com

Google may be one of the biggest names in the tech industry, but it’s a relative newcomer when it comes to hardware. First launched in 2015, and despite the numerous availability issues they were initially met with, Google’s lineup of Pixel phones has found its way into the hearts of Android fans from all over the world. And why wouldn’t it? It is the de-facto successor of the Nexus brand, and much like it, it offers the latest, greatest, and purest of Android with longer-than-usual update lifecycles. …

Report: Google to upgrade third-generation Pixel handsets to compete with Apple (UPDATE)

According to a fresh report published today, Google is coming after the Apple iPhone with its third-generation of Pixel phones. Some of the information in the report matches the image we showed you the other day of two screen protectors allegedly produced for the upcoming Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL. According to people familiar with the project, the Pixel 3 XL will sport a notch and features an edge-to-edge display. The bottom bezel will be thicker. The Pixel 3 will look very similar to the Pixel 2.

Just like it did for the first two-generations of Pixel handsets, …

The Google Pixel 3 XL will sport an OLED panel manufactured by LG

After our recent images based on current leaks gave a glimpse at what the Google Pixel 3 lineup could look like, a new Weibo post from tipster Ice Universe has now revealed further details in regards to the larger device.

Specifically, the tweet confirms that the Pixel 3 XL will once again sport an OLED display. However, unlike last year’s Pixel 2 XL, the leaker claims this year’s device will boast a display notch, falling in line with recent leaks. Additionally, regarding the supplier of the panel, LG Display is understood to be the sole provider, which could mean LG will return as the …