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Google says that the Pixel 2 buzzing noise will be fixed in an upcoming OTA

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

I bet you thought that the madness surrounding Pixel 2 issues had died down, didn't you? Well, here's one more tidbit that should make some users of the smaller Pixel happy: Google has said that, having already fixed the NFC clicking problem, an update is coming that will address the faint buzzing that some have heard while on phone calls.

Orrin, the Pixel User Community Manager, has stated that Google is rolling out a fix in the "coming weeks," which will be eliminate this buzzing.

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Google says that the Pixel 2 buzzing noise will be fixed in an upcoming OTA was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Decryption working] TWRP now supports Pixel 2 and 2 XL in alpha, plus Moto G5 and more in stable

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

These days, TWRP is virtually the only custom recovery for Android devices on the market, so it's a relief that it's actually good. It also covers an incredibly large amount of devices, with more constantly being added.

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[Update: Decryption working] TWRP now supports Pixel 2 and 2 XL in alpha, plus Moto G5 and more in stable was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant is able to troubleshoot problems on your phone (Pixel 2 only, for now)

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The Google Assistant on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL is more powerful than ever before, and it can help you do a bunch of things with your phone like change settings or initiate a conversation with support. Thanks to a whimsical request from a reader, we now know about one more ability the Assistant has.

On a Pixel 2 XL running the Android Oreo 8.1 dev preview, our tipster asked the Google Assistant why his phone wasn't charging fully, and to his/our surprise, a troubleshooting process was initiated.

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Google Assistant is able to troubleshoot problems on your phone (Pixel 2 only, for now) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Bootloader unlocking appears to be disabled on some Pixel 2 phones purchased from Google

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Many people, like myself, look at Google's phones for one specific reason: they have an easily unlocked bootloader. That means when software support runs dry, or you get the itch to root/ROM, you can modify things without having to compound any potential security concerns with additional issues like exploits or undocumented software. If that's your motivation, too, this news could be a small concern. Some Pixel 2s purchased directly from Google seem to have locked-down bootloaders. 

If last year's Pixels are anything to go by, typically it's just the Verizon models that have locked bootloaders, lending some credence to the theory going around that Google may have inadvertently shipped some Verizon models in place of its own unlocked SKU, though hardware IDs don't seem to agree.

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Bootloader unlocking appears to be disabled on some Pixel 2 phones purchased from Google was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Pixel 2 uses “Fused Video Stabilization,” and the technology behind it is incredible

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

With its new Pixel 2 phones, Google introduced something called Fused Video Stabilization. It's a proprietary combination of optical image stabilization, electronic image stabilization, and the company's fancy machine learning tech. Its results are stellar, giving Google's Pixel 2 phones one of the best, if not the best, video capturing results out there. Since we know that it works well, now the burning question is: how does it work?

We could post examples of Google's Fused Video Stabilization all day, but suffice it to say that the results are unarguably an improvement over OIS or EIS alone.

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The Pixel 2 uses "Fused Video Stabilization," and the technology behind it is incredible was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Use this IFTTT applet to log your Pixel 2 Now Playing history to a Google Spreadsheet

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

The Pixel 2 and 2 XL have a nifty always listening music ID feature. You can simply look at your phone and see a "Now Playing" notification that tells you if the phone has heard a popular song. Google doesn't keep a log of the songs you encounter, but you can do that yourself with IFTTT.

IFTTT user hypnopompia created an applet you can add to your IFTTT account right now. It uses the Android notification service to watch for the Now Listening notification, then it logs the content of that notification to a spreadsheet in Google Drive.

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Use this IFTTT applet to log your Pixel 2 Now Playing history to a Google Spreadsheet was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pixel 2 cameras don’t like LED lights, display strange banding when aimed in their direction

Monday, November 13th, 2017

There's no doubting that Google's 2nd generation Pixels are excellent phones, but like any major release, they've not been without their fair share of teething problems. The screen of the Pixel 2 XL has captured the most headlines, with various issues which may or may not have been overblown in some media circles. With all that talk of the display, the camera must have been feeling left out. Well not anymore.

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Pixel 2 cameras don't like LED lights, display strange banding when aimed in their direction was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant on Pixel 2 is not detecting voice input through Bluetooth headphones

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Most owners of OG Pixels can attest that Bluetooth on those devices is not the best. We've written a fair few articles about the various issues over the past year, but with the launch of the new Pixels we were hopeful that Google might have improved things somewhat. While Bluetooth performance so far does seem to be more consistent, we've just learned about one particularly annoying bug that Pixel 2 owners have uncovered.

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Google Assistant on Pixel 2 is not detecting voice input through Bluetooth headphones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pixel 2’s muted mic issue may be fixed by blowing into the bottom speaker Nintendo-style

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Half the utility of a smartphone is obvious from its very name. At a minimum, it should be able to make calls, which requires a working mic and speaker. For some, half of that simple equation is missing when it comes to the Pixel 2 and its microphone. When making calls, it just doesn't work. The current workaround is straight out of an NES-equipped childhood: blow into it. 

The problem is straightforward.

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Pixel 2's muted mic issue may be fixed by blowing into the bottom speaker Nintendo-style was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Home Mini promo codes from Pixel 2 pre-order promo are starting to go out

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Like most other companies do when they launch an expensive new flagship phone, Google offered a free product with the purchase of a Pixel 2 or 2 XL - in this case, the Home Mini. Exactly four weeks after Google told Pixel 2 pre-orderers that their Home Mini codes would come within four weeks of their phones shipping, we've begun to receive tips from readers who are getting their codes right now.

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Home Mini promo codes from Pixel 2 pre-order promo are starting to go out was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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