Camera Comparison: Galaxy S8 vs. Pixel vs. LG G6

Thinking back to the early days of Android, it’s insane to see how far cameras inside of smartphones have come. The innovation doesn’t seem to be slowing this year either, as there are many phones available to buyers with very capable and exciting shooters inside. In an attempt to see which is the best of the best with regard to daily usage, we’ve put Samsung’s latest, the Galaxy S8, against the Google Pixel and G6 from LG. (more…)

Google Reportedly Really Wants LG to Make Them OLED Displays for the New Pixel Phones

On a recent DL Show, Tim and I talked about how frustrating it was that LG continues this slow (read: non-existent) move into OLED smartphone display panel production. We brought it up because Samsung moved into the space years ago and has become the king, yet LG, who makes and sells lots of OLED panels for TVs, continues to push LCD displays in smartphones. I don’t want to call LCD technology the past, but smartphone makers outside of Apple (who is constantly rumored to be switching to OLED), HTC, and LG, are all onto AMOLED. LG may have new reason to fire up the ol’ OLED production lines, though, according to a new report that claims Google wants to make a hefty $876 million investment.  (more…)

Verizon Pixel Devices Getting Own 7.1.2 Build as NHG47K, Fixes a Whole Bunch of Stuff

Earlier in the week, Google posted April’s security patch for Android 7.1.1, while also rolling out stable 7.1.2 to select Pixel and Nexus devices. Then yesterday, Verizon updated its Pixel and Pixel XL support pages showing another unannounced update on the way as build NHG47K. We initially thought the “H” in there might be a typo, since the 7.1.2 builds expected were N2G47J and N2G47E. As it turns out, some Verizon Pixel owners have indeed starting seeing NHG47K and it is 7.1.2.  (more…)

And Now Android 7.1.2 Appears to be Stable and Ready to Rollout, Images Posted

The April security patch was posted just moments ago, yet here we are back again to tell you about the Android 7.1.2 update apparently going stable. That’s right, the images for 7.1.2 just went live too!

As of now, we’re seeing files for the Pixel and Pixel XL (N2G47E, N2G47J), Pixel C (N2G47D), Nexus 6P (N2G47H), Nexus 5X (N2G47F), and Nexus Player (N2G47H).  (more…)

April’s Android Security Update Goes Live With Factory Images for Nexus, Pixel (Updated)

Google just posted the Android security update for April 2017 and the files are already live for a number of devices.

So far, we are seeing 7.1.1 files for Pixel and Pixel XL (NOF27D), Nexus 6P (N4F26U), Nexus 5X (N4F26U), Nexus 6 (N6F26Y), and Nexus 9 (N4F26X). 

In other notes, the Nexus 6 is also seeing builds of NBD92F and NBD92G (7.0.0).  (more…)