40+ Awesome high-resolution wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S7 edge, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC U11, XZ Premium and others

It’s that time of the week again, folks! “Which 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, …


Deal: Unlocked Google Pixel and Pixel XL are now cheaper than ever

Starting today, August 6, if you visit Google’s Store in the US, you can buy an unlocked Pixel smartphone for $125 off, or an unlocked Pixel XL for $200 off. These price cuts are available for both the 32 GB, and 128 GB versions of the two handsets.

Here are the new prices of Google’s phones by model:

Google Pixel 32 GB – $524 (instead of $649)Google Pixel 128 GB – $624 (instead of $749)Google Pixel XL 32 GB – $569 (instead of $769)Google Pixel XL 128 GB – $669 (instead of $869)What’s more, you’re also getting a free Daydream View VR headset (normally priced …

Alleged Pixel XL 2 case compared to original Pixel and Galaxy S8 – yeah, it's big

So, it has been reiterated time and again by the rumor mill that we will be seeing a Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 — a compact and a super-sized flagship by Google, just like last year. It’s expected that they will have the new 18:9 display ratio, which seems to be hip and cool in 2017, and it’s still unclear how that would impact their physical sizes.

A series of images compare a Galaxy S8 and a 2016 Pixel to what is allegedly a case for the upcoming Pixel XL 2. Now, that’s all well and good, and you can take a look at the photos below, but we couldn’t help but notice a headphone jack cutout on …

Aesthetic wallpapers in high resolutions, perfect for your Galaxy S8, Pixel XL, iPhone 7, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U11 and others

Hey kids, have you ever dreamed of browsing the web on your Nintendo 64 while waiting for the cassette deck to finish recording your friend’s hot new mixtape (that features 45 minutes of a 56k modem having a seizure with Windows 95 sounds playing in the background)? No? Well then… Have you ever dreamed of cruising around Miami in your DeLorean, slowed-down 80’s elevator music blaring in the background, as you speed along a seemingly endless row of palm tree silhouettes smeared against neon-lit skies?

If the answer to at least zero of these questions is “YES”, …

Pixel XL 2 to have Always-On ambient display with squeezable sides?

According to a report posted yesterday, the 2017 Pixel XL (or Pixel XL 2) will feature an ambient, Always-On display. With the latter, important information can be displayed on the screen, even if the device is locked and idle. Battery use is minimal, and users will be able toggle this feature on and off to their heart’s content. Another previously rumored change would return the glass cover to the two-tone design on the back of the device. However, with the sequels, the glass would not cover the fingerprint scanner as it did with the original models.

Additionally, it sounds as though the …

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: price and release date predictions

2017 is shaping up to be one of the more exciting years in the smartphone world in recent past — while 2016 was all about iterating on existing designs (see: the Galaxy S7, iPhone 7, HTC 10), what we’re seeing right now is a trend of companies showing off their wilder side: Both Samsung and LG are going hard on the tall, nearly bezel-less look, which Apple will be combining with a display cutout, while HTC is going the weird route with its squeezable frames.

And then there’s Google, which seems to be following the trends as well, but in its own, …

Pixel XL 2 size compared to current Pixel and Pixel XL, based on recent leak

A couple of days ago, we got our first glimpse at what the 2017 Google Pixel XL 2 would look like. A design that revisits last year’s look with a partially-covered-by-glass back and adopts the new trends of super-thin bezels and 2:1 screen aspect ratio.

After that leak made its rounds, serial leakster Benjamin Geskin sidetracked from leaking iPhone 8 bits for a while and made a couple of renders that showcase how the Pixel XL 2 would look in silver and blue. Then, he went ahead and visualized a size comparison.

In the below image, which is based on everything we (think we) know so …

If the Google Pixel XL 2017 will have silver and blue versions, here's what they could look like

Yesterday, thanks to a render revealed by Android Police, we saw what’s supposedly a near-final design of a new Google Pixel XL smartphone – a 6-inch handset reportedly manufactured by LG.

Expected to be announced sometime this fall, the Pixel XL 2017 (or Pixel XL 2) could have at least one of the three color variants that the Pixel XL of 2016: black, silver, and blue. 

The render revealed yesterday showed a black Pixel XL 2017, so maybe you also want to see what the smartphone would look like in silver and blue. Thanks to Twitter user Benjamin Geskin, we can …

Alleged Google Pixel XL (2017) design revealed: Thin bezels are in

While it may have been working on three different new Pixel phones for this year, Google will ultimately release only two models – at least if the latest rumors turn out to be correct. These two models should be a 5-inch Pixel to directly succeed the original Pixel of 2016, and a larger handset codenamed Taimen.

Possibly called Google Pixel XL 2017, or maybe Pixel 2 XL, the Taimen is – according to Android Police, a 6-inch smartphone that’s manufactured by LG and resembles the device seen in the render below.

Android Police is “exceptionally confident” that the renders below reveal …

Gorgeous Pixel XL 2 concept envisions less rear glass, more LG styling

Judging from this new Google Pixel XL 2 concept video, the phone could look a lot like the LG G6, and that would come as no surprise given the rumors that LG may be the company charged with its production. 
The author of the imagery claims that the display will come from LG, too, and reiterates the rumors that the Pixel XL 2 may sport dual speakers, shrunk top and bezels (not all-screen, though), and would use less glass on the back. The phone should be top-notch in terms of specs, Snapdragon 835 and all, and it is showcased here an a bevy …