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[Update: Accidental Google rollout, now reverted] Pixels have suddenly started activating battery saver when almost fully charged

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Like most phones these days, Google's Pixel devices have a battery saver mode that automatically kicks in when your charge level reaches a certain threshold. You can change the percentage at which battery saver activates, but apparently Google can do that, too. A substantial number of Pixel owners report their phones have suddenly switched to battery saver mode when almost fully charged.

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[Update: Accidental Google rollout, now reverted] Pixels have suddenly started activating battery saver when almost fully charged was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pixels have suddenly started activating battery saver when almost fully charged [Update: And more devices]

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Like most phones these days, Google's Pixel devices have a battery saver mode that automatically kicks in when your charge level reaches a certain threshold. You can change the percentage at which battery saver activates, but apparently Google can do that, too. A substantial number of Pixel owners report their phones have suddenly switched to battery saver mode when almost fully charged.

Battery saver conserves your juice by limiting background processes and keeping apps from refreshing until you open them.

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Pixels have suddenly started activating battery saver when almost fully charged [Update: And more devices] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: APK Download] Digital Wellbeing beta opens for Pixel owners on Android 9 Pie, sign up here

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Today is P-Day, ground zero for the Android 9 phone invasion, but Google has an extra health-related surprise waiting with Pie's release. The Digital Wellbeing features shown off by Google at I/O didn't make an appearance during the Android P developer previews, but a test for the health-related tools has just launched. Interested Pixel-equipped parties can enroll in the beta starting today.

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[Update: APK Download] Digital Wellbeing beta opens for Pixel owners on Android 9 Pie, sign up here was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Digital Wellbeing beta opens for Pixel owners on Android 9 Pie, sign up here

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Today is P-Day, ground zero for the Android 9 phone invasion, but Google has an extra health-related surprise waiting with Pie's release. The Digital Wellbeing features shown off by Google at I/O didn't make an appearance during the Android P developer previews, but a test for the health-related tools has just launched. Interested Pixel-equipped parties can enroll in the beta starting today.

In case you don't remember, the features in Google's new Digital Wellbeing suite are meant to encourage what CEO Sundar Pichai called "JOMO," for the "joy of missing out"—as opposed to the modern social terror of "FOMO"/fear of missing out.

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Digital Wellbeing beta opens for Pixel owners on Android 9 Pie, sign up here was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Security bulletins] Android 9 Pie system images and OTA files are available for download

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Today is the big day—after months of beta builds and speculation, Android 9 Pie is rolling out to Pixels (and at least one other phone). You don't need to wait for the Pixel OTA, though. Google is ready to go with OTA files and full system images for the 2016 and 2017 Pixel devices.

The first official build of Android 9 has build number PPR1.180610.009 for most of us.

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[Update: Security bulletins] Android 9 Pie system images and OTA files are available for download was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Device OTAs are rolling out] Android 9 Pie system images and OTA files are available for download

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Today is the big day—after months of beta builds and speculation, Android 9 Pie is rolling out to Pixels (and at least one other phone). You don't need to wait for the Pixel OTA, though. Google is ready to go with OTA files and full system images for the 2016 and 2017 Pixel devices.

The first official build of Android 9 has build number PPR1.180610.009 for most of us.

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[Update: Device OTAs are rolling out] Android 9 Pie system images and OTA files are available for download was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google serves up a hot slice of Android 9 Pie, as P-name finally goes official for today’s public release

Monday, August 6th, 2018

For Android fans who like living on the bleeding edge, the last few months have been a whirlwind of activity. Android P made first contact back in March, and we were quick to fire up our Pixels and install that early Developer Preview. Not only did we see more and more features land through the next few DP releases, but also had unprecedented access to these early builds thanks to support from manufacturers like OnePlus and Essential.

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Google serves up a hot slice of Android 9 Pie, as P-name finally goes official for today's public release was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Home screen Google search bar not showing history or suggestions for some Pixel users

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

The once-handy home screen Google search bar is acting up on Pixel devices. Many users, including some here at Android Police, are experiencing an annoying glitch that causes the bar to not show search history or suggestions of any kind.

Reports have also cropped up on Reddit. The issue is confirmed to affect the first-generation Pixel XL, as well as both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (and if it's happening on all those, chances are good it's happening on the smaller first-gen model, too), on both Android Oreo 8.1 and Android P Developer Preview 4.

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Home screen Google search bar not showing history or suggestions for some Pixel users was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

6 of our favorite (non-Prime-Day) tech deals this week: Gear 360, two kinds of G6 phones, and more

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

The past week has been absolutely overrun with deals, do in no small part to the arrival of Amazon's annual Prime Day. While that's obviously been great for Prime members, there have also been a nice assortment of offers targeting the rest of us, as companies go after shoppers who weren't able to take advantage of Amazon's festivities. Here are some of our favorite deals from the past few days, ones that are both still available and aren't exclusive to Prime users.

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6 of our favorite (non-Prime-Day) tech deals this week: Gear 360, two kinds of G6 phones, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Half off Google Pixel 2 & 2 XL first-party Carbon fabric and Rock cases at Best Buy

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

The first-party fabric and Google Earth Live cases for the Pixel 2 and 2 XL were among our favorites when we reviewed them, but the high price tag associated with Google's self-branded cases probably prevented many of our readers from picking one up. Thankfully for them, Best Buy has marked down the Carbon and Rock cases for the Pixel 2 and 2 XL by half.

The only unfortunate drawback is that you'll need to pop for shipping if you order via Best Buy's site, but many store locations have the item in stock for easy pickup.

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[Deal Alert] Half off Google Pixel 2 & 2 XL first-party Carbon fabric and Rock cases at Best Buy was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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