Did Verizon Just Out a 256GB Pixel and Pixel XL?

Probably not.

However, if you head over to Verizon’s Pixel or Pixel XL pages and tap on the link to “Learn more” in the $10/mo promo they have been running, you will find mentions of 256GB versions of both phones (seen in image above). They even have pricing set for each depending on what you trade-in to get a Pixel, so there is an opportunity here for someone to get a little hypebeasty.  (more…)

Our Favorite Android Smartphone of 2016

While we are still bringing in votes for the DL Reader’s Choice for Phone of the Year (POTY), we are ready to present you with our choice(s). In 2016, we saw a plethora of great smartphones from a number of makers, which made for a very exciting and busy year.

Because there was such a high number of fantastic phones, it was actually quite the struggle to choose a single one as our favorite. As you will see, we have a couple runner ups this year, only because we didn’t want to have a three-way tie for favorite. (more…)

Tuesday Poll: What is the Android Smartphone of the Year?

Before we tell you what our pick for Android phone of the year (POTY) is, we want to hear from you first.

In 2016, we saw a ton of great devices released from a large assortment of makers, making this quite a unique list. To give you an example of that, the ZTE-made Axon 7 will be found, the first time a ZTE phone has even be a contender in the POTY category.

Naturally, all the big names are here, too, including the latest from Moto, Samsung, HTC, and LG. However, you will see that the Galaxy Note 7 is not listed, you know, because of the recall. And if you think we totally botched this and are missing the best option, feel free to vote “Other” and let us know int he comments.

Let’s go!

Which is the Android smartphone of the year?

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DEAL: Newegg has the Google Pixel for $625 Today ($24 Off)

Newegg is currently hosting a deal on the Google Pixel in black with 32GB of storage for $624.99. While not a massive discount, that’s roughly $24 off and the lowest price you’ll find off-contract.

They aren’t listing any other colors, nor do they have the XL as a part of the deal, so you have to really like black, the smaller of the two Pixel models, and only need 32GB of storage. If that’s you, then by all means, enjoy a cool $25 off. (more…)

Google Store Opens Up Pixel and Pixel XL Orders Again, But With Some Delayed Shipping Times

I wish I was writing to tell you that Google was offering a $50 or $100 discount to its Pixel phones, but instead I’m just here to tell you that you can order them again. I know, that’s not exactly ground-breaking news, but Google Store orders of the Pixel XL in particular haven’t exactly been there for weeks outside of a few short pop-ups. Today, both the Pixel and Pixel XL can be ordered again from Google, though there are some wait times on the XL.  (more…)

Google Home’s Conversation Actions are Open for Developers to Make Magic Happen

During Google’s unveiling of Google Home, the Pixel phones, and Google Assistant a couple of months ago, they showed off a preview of the future of Assistant on both devices. That future was highlighted by Actions on Google, the 2-piece platform that Google has created to give third parties access to Assistant. Today, Google has opened up one of those two pieces on Google Home, which could lead to the third party, conversational action magic you’ve been dreaming of.  (more…)