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 …


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 …

Google starts shipping Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL pre-orders

Almost two weeks after the official announcement, Google has started to ship some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL pre-orders. If you’re one of the many customers who placed an order with a shipping date on or around October 17, then it’s worth checking your email.

Depending on when exactly you’ve pre-ordered the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, your device might ship sooner or later. If you haven’t placed your pre-order in the first week after the official unveiling, chances are that your Pixel smartphone won’t ship this week.

You’ll be able to tell when exactly Google will …

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Review

Introduction
For all the flak both Apple and Google get for “copying” one another, it’s genuinely interesting to watch how their very different paths through the smartphone landscape have converged time and time again. On the hardware front, we’ve watched Apple grow from a one-size-fits-all, take-it-or-leave-it approach to handsets to this year’s lineup, with not just the greatest number of phones ever, but also a couple distinctly different designs.

Google, meanwhile, has evolved from selling hardware with a real enthusiasts-focused kick to come out with some eminently commercial handsets, …

40+ Beautiful high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, LG V30, Pixel 2 XL, HTC U11, Mate 10 and others

After a short hiatus, we’re back with yet another collection of beautiful, high-resolution wallpapers for your smartphone and tablet! All of the images that made our list have been hand-picked to ensure that they are both good-looking, as well as large and detailed enough to look sharp on even the most pixel-dense displays out there!

If you’re not really into theming, icon packs, custom launchers and all that, sometimes a simple wallpaper switch will help breathe some fresh air into your smartphone. It’s pretty much universally simple to get the deed done, and a …

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL battery test is ready: same size, better life

Gather around, Google phone lovers, we’ve got small Pixels and large Pixels, and both have undergone a rigorous battery life testing on our proprietary script that mimics heavy daily usage. The Pixel 2 and its XL brethren managed to beat their predecessors by a decent amount of longevity, and it’s not that their battery capacities have changed in any meaningful amount to boot.

Thus, with almost the same capacity as its predecessor, the Pixel 2 managed to outlast the Pixel with a full hour of screen-on time more, which leads us to the thought that the new and more …

Huawei Mate 10 vs iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 vs Google Pixel 2 XL: size comparison

After introducing its P10 and P10 Plus flagships in the early months of this year, Chinese phone maker Huawei is concluding 2017 with a bang. In case you haven’t heard, this bang comes in the form of the company’s Mate 10 lineup which just broke cover during a launch event in Munich, Germany. 
Three smartphones were announced today – the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Porsche Design. The regular Mate 10 might not have a fancy label attached to its name, but it could end up as the most popular handset of the bunch. It’s much more affordable …