Google Pixel 2/2 XL owners complain about overheating and battery issues after February update

Back in January, the Android 8.1 update left several Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL owners unable to swipe up on the lock screen so that they could enter their PIN code. Now, it appears as though the February security update also was disseminated with unwanted side effects. On Reddit and Google’s Pixel User Community website, there are several complaints from Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users about their handset overheating. Additionally, since installing the update, some Pixel 2/2 XL owners say that they are experiencing lower than usual battery life on their units.

One Pixel 2 owner says …


Google offers some Nexus owners a one-time 20% discount on the Pixel 2 / 2 XL

Google is sending out e-mails containing a one-time 20% discount for the Pixel 2 and 2 XL. The offer is available through February 28 and is sent only to some previous Nexus device owners.

The news for the offer first made it on reddit, where a user reported receiving such an e-mail, with others joining as well. The subject of the e-mail is “20% off Pixel 2, just for you” and is called by Google a “thanks for being a loyal Nexus owner”. Here is what the Pixel 2 and 2 XL prices look like after the discount:
Pixel 2 64GB: $519,20Pixel 2 128GB: $599,20Pixel …

Crazy Deal: Save $400 on Verizon's Google Pixel 2 XL (today only)

Best Buy just revealed a pretty crazy deal for customers interested in purchasing a Google Pixel 2 XL on Verizon Wireless. Today only, the giant retailer is taking $400 off the price of the Pixel 2 XL, as long as the phone is activated with eligible monthly wireless service. The deal includes an instant saving of $100, plus savings of $300 reflected in reduced monthly payments.
Thanks to this deal, if you want to get the Verizon Pixel 2 XL 64 GB, you’re going to pay $18.74 (instead of $35.41) per month for 24 months, while the Pixel 2 XL 128 GB will cost you $22.91 …

Google rewards loyal Nexus owners with 20% off the purchase of a new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL

If you’re relatively new to the world of smartphones, you might not remember the Nexus line of handsets that were offered by Google starting back in 2010. Built by different manufacturers (HTC, LG, Samsung, Motorola, and Huawei), the Nexus line’s claim to fame was the stock Android OS installed. As a result, these models were always among the first to be updated to the latest Android build.

In 2016, Google didn’t release a new Nexus model, and instead offered the HTC built Pixel and Pixel XL. Last year, the HTC built Pixel 2 and the LG produced Pixel 2 XL were released and are currently …

Google sued over issues with the microphone on the original Pixel and Pixel XL

When it rains, it pours. Earlier tonight, we told you about a lawsuit filed against Google’s Project Fi MVNO alleging that Google charges subscribers for data that is used over Wi-Fi.  Now comes word that the search giant is being sued over problems with the microphones on the original Pixel and Pixel XL units, which were launched in 2016. The suit, which has Class Action status, was filed by attorneys at Girard Gibbs LLP. This is the same firm trying to recruit Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners for a Class Action suit that would be filed against Google, LG and HTC. At issue are the multitude …

Deal: Save up to $200 on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for Verizon

US retailer Best Buy is running another promotion on the Pixel 2 smartphones, but only on the Verizon models. Basically, the same deal Best Buy offered last month is making a comeback but with lower discounts this time.

Instead of letting you save $250 on the Pixel 2 XL and $200 on the Pixel 2, Best Buy now offers the smartphones for $200 and $100, respectively, less. Customers who want purchase the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL must activate a monthly installment plan for Verizon in order to save $100 or $200 on the two flagships.

The deal is available for either of the two storage options …

Need a great wireless speaker? The 16W Anker SoundCore Sport XL is on sale for $42, save big!

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If you’re on the hunt for a solid wireless Bluetooth speaker under the $50 range, we have good news for you. Anker’s 16W SoundCore Sport XL is now on sale. This model typically retails for $70 on Amazon, but you can grab one for just $42 – that’s a 40% discount …

Save money on a refurbished Pixel or Pixel XL with prices starting at $320 with coupon code

If you’re looking for a deal on a smartphone, one of the most overlooked places to find the model you want is among lists of refurbished handsets for sale. Sure, these devices were once another person’s problem; but these units are usually fixed up, tested, and given a limited warranty before they end up in your hands. And of course, the appeal is that you can save some cash when buying a refurbished model.

Daily Steals is currently offering refurbished Google Pixel and Pixel XL units. The 32GB version of the refurbed Pixel is usually $339.99 and the 128GB model lists at $399.99. However, …

50+ Awesome high-res wallpapers, perfect for your iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, LG V30, Pixel 2 XL and others


It’s that time of the week again, folks! “What time,” you may ask, and let me tell you – it’s the time of the week when we post our regular pick of awesome, high-def wallpapers! If you’ve been following our various columns on customization, then you should know by now that we like giving our home screens a fresh coat of paint every now and again. And by “every now and again”, we mean almost every week! This means doing a wallpaper rotation at the very least, and/or applying a custom set of icons in the case of Android users to really freshen things up.

However, finding awesome, high-quality …

Deal: Save 50% on Pixel Buds when you purchase the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL

If you happen to be in need of a pair of earphones, you’ll be happy to know Google’s Pixel Buds are now on sale for 50% off. But there’s a catch, as they’re only cheaper for customers who purchase Google’s latest flagship smartphones.

That most likely changes the priorities, so if you’re looking to buy the Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, you’ll also be able to grab the Pixel Buds for just $79.50. The deal Google is offering right now is available until February 14, while supplies last.

In order to benefit from the offer, simply add the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, along with the Pixel Buds …