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Android Auto Wireless is now enabled for Nexus and Pixel devices

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Android Auto's Wireless mode was rumored for months before we got official confirmation of it. JVC and Kenwood introduced a total of 7 Auto head units with Wi-Fi connectivity as an option at this year's CES, but until now even if you just got one of these new units, you couldn't use the mode as your phone wasn't ready for that. Now Google has flipped the switch: wireless mode for Android Auto is enabled on Nexus and Pixel devices.

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Android Auto Wireless is now enabled for Nexus and Pixel devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The 2016 Pixel phones are no longer available on the Google Store

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Google changed tactics in 2016 with the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL. The Nexus brand was gone, and the phones were more expensive. Still, the Pixel turned out to be a fantastic phone. Google kept them around on the Google Store even after the Pixel 2 launched, but now that's over. The first-gen Pixels are gone.

The landing page URL for the 2016 Pixels now redirects to the phone category on the store, and that page includes just two links: the Pixel 2 and accessories for the Pixel 2.

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The 2016 Pixel phones are no longer available on the Google Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The 2016 Pixel phones are no longer available on the Google Store

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Google changed tactics in 2016 with the launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL. The Nexus brand was gone, and the phones were more expensive. Still, the Pixel turned out to be a fantastic phone. Google kept them around on the Google Store even after the Pixel 2 launched, but now that's over. The first-gen Pixels are gone.

The landing page URL for the 2016 Pixels now redirects to the phone category on the store, and that page includes just two links: the Pixel 2 and accessories for the Pixel 2.

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The 2016 Pixel phones are no longer available on the Google Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s April 2018 OTA files and system images are available for download

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Google's monthly tradition continues—owners of Pixel and (some) Nexus devices can grab the latest software builds. The updates will roll out automatically in the coming days, but you don't have to wait. The OTA files and system images have both shown up, and there are bulletins documenting the surprisingly extensive list of changes.

The new Oreo builds with April security patches are available for first and second generation Pixel phones, as well as the Nexus 5X, 6P, and Pixel C tablet.

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Google's April 2018 OTA files and system images are available for download was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Fix in coming weeks] Android 8.1 update for 2016 Pixel XL causes a potentially dangerous overcurrent charging bug

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Generally speaking, updates remove bugs, but in the case of Google's 2016 Pixel XL, a new problem was introduced with the Android 8.1 update this January. When charging in certain circumstances, the OG Pixel XL will (dangerously) attempt to pull up to 40% more current than it has negotiated from the charger, repeatedly entering and leaving a charging state as the charger shuts off due to overcurrent protection.

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[Update: Fix in coming weeks] Android 8.1 update for 2016 Pixel XL causes a potentially dangerous overcurrent charging bug was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 update for 2016 Pixel XL causes a potentially dangerous overcurrent charging bug

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Generally speaking, updates remove bugs, but in the case of Google's 2016 Pixel XL, a new problem was introduced with the Android 8.1 update this January. When charging in certain circumstances, the OG Pixel XL will (dangerously) attempt to pull up to 40% more current than it has negotiated from the charger, repeatedly entering and leaving a charging state as the charger shuts off due to overcurrent protection. So if you've noticed your Pixel XL recently flashing "charging rapidly" multiple times after being plugged into the stock charger, that's why. 

At first glance, the specific circumstances required to trigger the problem might seem unlikely, but if you're using the stock charger, they're guaranteed.

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Android 8.1 update for 2016 Pixel XL causes a potentially dangerous overcurrent charging bug was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Extended to March 17th] Deal Alert: New Project Fi subscribers can get $80 off any phone

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Project Fi is becoming more and more enticing, with the recent additions of Bill Protection (basically an unlimited plan) and extended international coverage. The biggest downside to Fi is still the lack of supported devices, but now the carrier is making that a bit more enticing.

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[Update: Extended to March 17th] Deal Alert: New Project Fi subscribers can get $80 off any phone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Refurbished 1st-gen Pixel just $234.99, Pixel XL $254.99 plus $10 gift card on Daily Steals with our exclusive code

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Have you been looking for a device to play around with Android P on? Or perhaps you just want a nice phone on the cheap? Daily Steals is currently offering refurbished units of the first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL in both 32GB and 128GB storage variants for incredibly cheap in all colors and both 32GB and 128GB storage variants, as well as free $10 gift cards and an additional discount exclusive to our readers.

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[Deal Alert] Refurbished 1st-gen Pixel just $234.99, Pixel XL $254.99 plus $10 gift card on Daily Steals with our exclusive code was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now available for Pixel C] Google posts system images and OTA files for March 2018 patches

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Another month is just starting, and that means it's time for the latest round of Pixel and Nexus patches to roll out. Google has posted both the system images and the OTA files, so you can get the latest version on your device without waiting for the update.

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[Update: Now available for Pixel C] Google posts system images and OTA files for March 2018 patches was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android P developer preview images and OTA files are now live, but no beta program yet

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Android P is making its first appearance today, and you can give it a shot right now if you've got the right hardware. the system images are now available on the Google developer site, but there aren't as many supported devices this time around. All you've got to choose from are the first and second generation Pixel phones.

Google usually supports its current devices and previous year's devices in the developer preview, and this time that means no tablets or cheap Nexus phones.

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Android P developer preview images and OTA files are now live, but no beta program yet was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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