If You Just Got a Pixel or Pixel XL, Watch These Videos First

Yesterday was technically Pixel launch day (share those thoughts on yours!), so as those orders arrive over the next few days, you may want to take a minute to run through some of our early videos for Google’s new phone. Like with most flagship phone launches, we put together a series of short videos to highlight some of the better features of the Pixel and Pixel XL.  (more…)

Get a Pixel or Pixel XL? Share Your Initial Impressions!

If you pre-ordered the Pixel or Pixel XL from Verizon, there is a good chance that you received your device yesterday. If you ordered from Google, well, I’d be surprised if you did since orders really only started shipping yesterday. Still, we want to hear those initial impressions from those of you who have been rockin’ the Pixel for the past day or so.

Which did you go with – Pixel or XL? Which color? Is it everything you dreamed of? How’s the camera? Battery life OK, so far? Using Google Assistant? What’s performance like?

Let us know in the comments below!

Video: What’s New in Android 7.1.1 on Nexus

Moments after Google released factory images and OTA .zip files of the Android 7.1.1 developer preview for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Pixel C, we flashed it and accepted the over-the-air beta to see what other kinds of goodies were baked in that didn’t make the 7.1 announcement. We posted a few of the changes to Twitter, but figured a short video was needed for the others.

So far, we’ve found the new 24/7 support tab that we thought might be a Pixel-only feature, new Moves section (think Moto Actions), the restart option in the power menu, slight tweak to quick toggles, Smart Storage settings, and more. We haven’t yet found Night Light, which appears to have been left out. (Sad face)

What else are you seeing in the newest Android beta?  (more…)

LG V20 Now Available From Verizon, It’s Also Pixel Time

The LG V20 is now available from Verizon’s online shop. The phone of “stuff and things” (in a good way) can be had for as little as $28 per month from Big Red, which is the cheapest price you’ll find from any carrier at the moment.

On a related note, since we’re already at October 20 on the east coast, that means Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are now officially available from Verizon as well. Unlike the V20, you can walk into a Verizon store today/tomorrow and buy the Pixel or its bigger brother. Also, if you pre-ordered your device should be arriving throughout the day if it hasn’t already.

Which of these three are you going with?

Verizon Links:  LG V20 | Pixel | Pixel XL  (more…)

Chrome Canary Lands on Android With Its “Unstable” Self

Chrome, the browser you probably use on both your phone and desktop, comes in a variety forms. You have the stable channel – also known as Chrome – that is ready for widespread use. You have a beta channel – also known as Chrome Beta – which is somewhat experimental and often gets new features before stable, but could be somewhat unreliable at times. You have the dev channel – known as Chrome Dev – which is pre-beta, almost an alpha, and is certainly not-all-that-stable, but is a good place to look for upcoming Chrome features. And then you have Canary, which is for the most part unstable and untested and lives on the “bleeding edge” of browser innovation. Canary is now available on Android.  (more…)