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…)
Google just posted the Android 7.1.1 Developer Preview files for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C! The timing is perfect, since the Pixel and Pixel XL are arriving in Verizon stores as early as tomorrow with 7.1. Google did tell us to expect it before the end of October, so they nailed that timeline as well. (more…)
Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are ready to receive their first update as early as tomorrow, according to Verizon. Changelogs for each device’s update were posted to Big Red’s support pages today, showing the new build as NDE63P. (more…)
When the Pixel Launcher was first leaked, a wallpaper picker was leaked right alongside it. This morning, that wallpaper app is officially available for all Android devices straight from Google Play. Titled a very simple Wallpapers, this app features Google’s own creations, plus a mix of photos and designs from the 500px community. (more…)
Within the next week or two, Android 7.1 will move outside of the Pixel phones and onto the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, through the Android Beta program. Google is calling the update “incremental,” which is an accurate way to describe it since there aren’t any massive changes. Still, there is at least one new feature included that adds some new functionality – App Shortcuts. Let’s take a look at them. (more…)
Google is really going to push the Google Assistant on its Pixel phones. You know that already, of course, because Google started off its October 4 Pixel event by talking about the Assistant and AI for a good 15 minutes before ever announcing a thing. This is the future of Google’s software advancements and with it front and center on their new phones (soon Google Home too), it’ll only get better, smarter, and more valuable the more you use it. (more…)
At the unveiling of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Google couldn’t help but brag about the 12.3MP Sony camera they included in each phone. With 1.55um pixels, f/2.0, video stabilization, and a supposed speedster of a shutter, the level of hype surrounding this shooter is up there with the best of them. But we all wanted to know if it could actually deliver on that hype during testing. Well, I spent the past several days with the Pixel and have pretty good news to share.
Is this the best smartphone camera ever in a smartphone as some of its early reviews suggest? I don’t know that I’m ready to go that far, but it’s certainly right up there with the best of them. Not only that, but it’s probably the camera I prefer of any smartphone at the moment. That’s right, I’ve fully bought into the hype. (more…)
Your Google Pixel and Pixel XL orders will be arriving by the end of the week, since October 20 is launch day, so let’s go ahead and start getting you prepared for the big day. As you can probably tell by the wave of Pixel content that just hit our front page, we have been lucky enough to test a Pixel XL for the past several days and already have all sorts of fun stuff to share.
First, though, we have to get this Pixel unboxing out of the way. Traditions are traditions, right? (more…)