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Google appears to have fixed the ‘check for update’ button on Pixels again

Monday, January 7th, 2019

In what is likely to be the biggest low-key Android news today, Google seems to have silently flipped the switch (again) when it comes to the "check for update" button on Pixels. On every Pixel device we've tested here at Android Police, tapping the button in the Settings app is successfully pulling down the recent January update.

For a bit of perspective, OTA rollouts are usually pushed out to a smaller group before everyone else, to better ensure that a serious, undetected problem with a given update only affects a few people before it's caught.

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Google appears to have fixed the 'check for update' button on Pixels again was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

8 of our favorite tech deals this week: Chromebooks, cheap Pixels, free music, and more

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

It was just Independence Day in the States, and normally a holiday week threatens to be a slow period for tech news. But even with workers taking a few days off, the discounts and sales have shown no sign of slowing down, and this week we've got a bumper crop of offers for you to peruse.

Dell Black Friday in July: Deep discounts

OK, let's be real: The whole idea of Black Friday in July is some serious capitalist overreach, inventing a derivative shopping holiday spawned from another made-up shopping holiday.

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8 of our favorite tech deals this week: Chromebooks, cheap Pixels, free music, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Get a refurbished 2016 Google Pixel for as low as $200, XL for $230

Friday, July 6th, 2018

The first-generation Pixel holds up surprisingly well. It was never really praised for its looks, and its big-for-2016 bezels look even sillier in mid-2018, but it's responsive and it has a good camera, even by today's standards. You can grab a refurbished unit on Amazon for as low as $200 for the standard size and $230 for the XL, depending on your storage and color preferences.

These prices beat a sale from March, but don't quite hit the lows of a one-day Woot sale we saw in May.

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[Deal Alert] Get a refurbished 2016 Google Pixel for as low as $200, XL for $230 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Remember: You aren’t just buying a phone, you’re buying an accessory ecosystem

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Pretty much the first question that I am half-jokingly asked once a new acquaintance discovers my profession is: What phone should I buy? In fact, when you boil it down, that's what most of this job really works out to. All this news, all these reviews, most everything we write is with the goal of educating our readers to answer that question for themselves. But one thing we often neglect to mention when you pick out a new phone is that you're buying a lot more than just one piece of hardware. 

A phone is more than the sum of its parts, and based on the results of two historic polls, many of our readers take advantage of protective accessories like cases and screen protectors.

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Remember: You aren't just buying a phone, you're buying an accessory ecosystem was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

After 5 years with Samsung and LG, I moved to a Pixel 2 XL and… nothing has changed

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

I still remember when we used to bicker over iPhone vs Symbian, before Android took over the second part of that argument. I also remember when Xenon vs LED flash was the most controversial discussion in the smartphone world for several years - some of you may have been toddlers when that started. And I remember when apps weren't a thing, when 3G was the hottest novelty, when we thanked our lucky stars because companies stopped using massive proprietary charging and earphone ports, and when a smartphone with a 2.8" display (Nokia N95 8GB) counted as monstrous.

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After 5 years with Samsung and LG, I moved to a Pixel 2 XL and... nothing has changed was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Opinion: Google has quietly become one of the world’s most important hardware companies

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

As we say goodbye to 2017, think back to five years ago. Five years ago, if I had told you Google was one of the world's most important consumer electronics manufacturers, you'd have laughed at me.

Mentally put yourself in 2012: Google's just announced the fourth Nexus phone, the Nexus 4, running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, along with the Nexus 10 tablet. Six months prior, at Google I/O, it unveiled the Nexus Q - a device intended to be some sort of smart entertainment hub, and proceeded to never launch it to the general public.

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Opinion: Google has quietly become one of the world's most important hardware companies was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Last day to enter] Giveaway: Win a BrexLink Google Pixel (2016) battery case, or get 25% off with our code [US only]

Friday, October 20th, 2017

The Pixel 2 reviews might be up, but Google's original 2016 Pixel is still a capable device. It's not as if the old one has gone bad just because a new model has arrived. But, if you've been using your OG 5" Pixel to its utmost, your battery might not be what it once was. Thankfully, BrexLink's Pixel battery case can give you a big bump in capacity, and the 15 lucky winners of this giveaway will get one for free.

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[Update: Last day to enter] Giveaway: Win a BrexLink Google Pixel (2016) battery case, or get 25% off with our code [US only] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Giveaway: Win a BrexLink Google Pixel (2016) battery case, or get 25% off with our code [US only]

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The Pixel 2 reviews might be up, but Google's original 2016 Pixel is still a capable device. It's not as if the old one has gone bad just because a new model has arrived. But, if you've been using your OG 5" Pixel to its utmost, your battery might not be what it once was. Thankfully, BrexLink's Pixel battery case can give you a big bump in capacity, and the 15 lucky winners of this giveaway will get one for free.

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Giveaway: Win a BrexLink Google Pixel (2016) battery case, or get 25% off with our code [US only] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

October OTA for Pixels should fix some Bluetooth issues, additional patches coming soon

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Despite numerous software updates attempting to fix the problem, one bug has persisted on Google's Pixel and Pixel XL - Bluetooth. Ever since release, both phones have had problems connecting to (and staying connected to) Bluetooth devices, and the recent Android 8.0 Oreo update seemed to make things worse. Google is once again trying to fix the Pixels' Bluetooth woes.

Over the past three months, several threads on the Pixel Product Forum have been filled with Bluetooth bug reports from users.

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October OTA for Pixels should fix some Bluetooth issues, additional patches coming soon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Best Buy is already knocking $100 off the Pixel 2 and $25 off the Pixel 2 XL (Verizon models)

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Google unveiled its latest and greatest phones yesterday at its big event in San Francisco, as you'll all be well aware of by now. Anyone wanting a piece of the action has to first work out if they can afford it, as these things aren't cheap. If you live in the US and you buy the phones directly from Google, you're looking at paying $649 for the Pixel 2 or $849 for the Pixel 2 XL (64GB models).

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[Deal Alert] Best Buy is already knocking $100 off the Pixel 2 and $25 off the Pixel 2 XL (Verizon models) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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