Beautiful ultra high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8+, LG G6, Pixel XL, HTC U Ultra, Xperia XZ Premium, and others

Getting tired of your current wallpaper every time you unlock your device? Well, good, for it’s time for yet another installment of our weekly pick with high-quality, extremely high- resolution wallpapers! Just how high-res, you wonder? Well, today’s largest wallpaper is actually over 50 (that’s right, fifty) megapixels in size, which is darn impressive even by the standards set by this column. In fact, you could probably make a huge print out of it and put it on your wall, if you wanted to.

Anyway, not all of the backgrounds included in this selection …


Google mistakenly releases confidential test build of next Android security update to Pixel XL

There appears to be no end in sight for Google’s update blunders. After recently releasing the fingerprint sensor-breaking Android 7.1.2 update and multiple other buggy patches in the last few months, the tech giant now somehow managed to accidentally push a “confidential Googlers-only OTA” to a number of Pixel XL handsets.

Android Police reports that some Pixel XL owners received a “Dogfood” test build of the planned security patch for May 2017. The OTA notification specifically reads that this is a “CONFIDENTIAL INTERNAL ONLY” update which Google employees are …

Beautiful ultra high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Pixel XL, Galaxy S8 and S7, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U Ultra and others

High-resolution, and high-quality wallpapers are not the easiest thing to find, especially if you have as many as 1440 x 2560 pixels to fill with information – as would be the case if your smartphone has a QHD display.

The reasons for that are several. Perhaps most importantly, however, it’s just exceedinly easy for wallpaper repositories to simply upscale lower resolution content to make it appear as if it would fit perfectly on your fancy screen, but the reality is that stretching the image takes a ton from the quality. And that’s not what you want if you’re looking …

Carriers start putting the 128GB Google Pixel XL on discontinued list

Google’s Pixel phones are great devices when they’re not affected by hardware or software issues. Unfortunately for some, both of them are rather hard to come by lately, especially if you’re not living in the United States.

Anyway, the next couple of months might be the last for the Pixel and Pixel XL, as both will be replaced by a new generation of Google flagships smartphones by the end of the year. The cycle of life will soon end for the Pixel phones, as carriers are starting to put them on discontinued list.

Canadian carriers Rogers and Fido confirmed …

4K UHD wallpapers mega collection: stunning backgrounds, perfect for your LG G6, Galaxy S8/S8+, Pixel XL, HTC 10, Xperia XZ Premium, and others

With smartphone display sizes and resolutions on an upwards spiral of constant growth, finding a wallpaper that looks good and fits well on whatever crazy aspect ratio phone makers come up with next, becomes a rather annoying exercise in trial and error.

Aaaaaand that’s where we step in to save the day bring you an awesome collection of ultra high-res images that can automatically transform the home screen of any smartphone in existence into something utterly amazing! We kid, we kid! The part about providing you with copious amounts of top-notch wallpapers is still …

Despite Google fixing the Bluetooth bug plaguing the Pixel and Pixel XL, some users are still experiencing issues

Ever since Google released the February Android security build for the Pixel and Pixel XL, owners have been experiencing Bluetooth issues left and right. A little over a month ago, Google acknowledged the problem and stated that a solution is being worked on. It was four days ago that the awaited fix came, and it didn’t even require Pixel owners to download a system update, since it was a “server-side” solution, as Google puts it.

However, judging by the myriad of Pixel and Pixel XL owners who are complaining on Google’s product forums from still experiencing …

Camera software used on Google Pixel/Pixel XL is the legacy of Google Glass

The cameras on the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL have received plenty of complements. Last year, DxOMark called the Pixel cameras “the best smartphone cameras ever made.” The 12MP rear camera uses a Sony IMX378 sensor, and the 8MP selfie snapping shooter sports a Samsung S5K4H8/Omnivision OV8856 sensor. In our review of the Pixel XL, we noted that Google is able to get the most out of these sensors by deploying special software. As it turns out, that special software might be a legacy of Google Glass.

Google’s issue with the Google Glass camera was its size. While the Search giant was …

Google finally fixes Bluetooth connectivity issues on the Pixel and Pixel XL

It’s been more than a month since Google acknowledged an issue with Bluetooth connectivity on the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, and the Mountain View company has finally announced that it has addressed the bug.

The problem started to affect the Pixel phones soon after the February security patch was released and persisted throughout the month of March. Today, a Googler confirmed the company fixed the bug that’s been identified last month.

I just got word that Google has just finished putting a fix in place for this issue on our end — no downloads or updates …

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL on Verizon are now receiving Android's March security patch

There are lots of reasons to love Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL, and while some people may buy the phones for their premium design, stellar camera, and/or stock Android experience, another reason to be smitten with the handsets is because of how quickly they receive software updates. Since both phones are children of the Google mothership itself, you’d be hard-pressed to find a phone that receives patches and updates faster than the Pixel.

Google just released the latest Android security update yesterday, and both the Pixel and Pixel XL on Verizon’s network are already being upgraded …

LG G6 has an EXCEPTIONAL screen-to-body ratio: here's a size comparison vs Galaxy S7 edge, Pixel XL, iPhone 7 Plus, LG G5, V20

After tons of teasing, rumors, and a few leaks, LG has finally unwrapped its 2017 flagship smartphone — the long-anticipated G6. Imbued with the hopes to reimburse G5’s shaken market positions due to the lackluster G5, the G6 is a phone that drops all the controversial gimmicks in favor of all the essentialities that make a good device. 
It has a flashy new design with rather high screen-to-body size ratio, full metal build, and the good ol’ dual setup that’s already beginning to qualify as a signature feature of LG’s top-end …