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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.

Google fixes Pixel trade-in factory reset and misclassification problems

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Just a bit before the new Pixel 2 phones launched, Google released a new trade-in program that allows you to swap an older phone for credit that can be applied (in the form of a partial refund) on a purchase. Since it rolled out, there have been reports that the inspection being performed on phones isn't accurate, resulting in an incorrect trade-in value assessment. According to a statement by a Google rep, this issue seems to have been fixed, at least when it comes to Pixel phones and factory reset/device classification. 

The prices offered in the program weren't the highest, but that was to be expected.

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Google fixes Pixel trade-in factory reset and misclassification problems 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.

[Update: Fixed with November patch] Some Pixel 2 units making clicking and high-pitched sounds

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

The Pixel 2 XL has been under scrutiny lately for its display, but it's not alone in hardware complaints.

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[Update: Fixed with November patch] Some Pixel 2 units making clicking and high-pitched sounds was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android’s monthly security bulletin now details functional updates for Pixels and Nexus phones

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Google has been publishing its security bulletin for the monthly Android patches for a long time, but starting October 2017 (last month), it created a special bulletin for Nexus and Pixel devices. With the newly released November patch, Google has started populating one new section in the bulletin that details "Functional updates."

Google has recently started using the monthly patches not just for security fixes, but also as an opportunity to fix functional bugs on Nexus and Pixel phones and add really urgent features that could not wait until a full system software update.

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Android's monthly security bulletin now details functional updates for Pixels and Nexus phones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s November system images and OTA files for Nexus and Pixel devices are (mostly) live

Monday, November 6th, 2017

The month is getting underway, and that means it's time for Google to issue its monthly raft of Pixel and Nexus updates. The updates will filter down to phones in the next day or so, but the system images and OTA files for most devices are available now if you want to sideload. There's not a ton new here, but as this is a November patch level, you should have protection from the KRACK vulnerability.

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Google's November system images and OTA files for Nexus and Pixel devices are (mostly) live was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Photos v3.8 has a fancy new Lens animation [APK Download]

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Google Lens is taking its sweet time getting ready for its full-fledged debut. The juiced-up version of Google Goggles is already available to those who use the first- and second-generation Pixel smartphones, but it's cooped up in the Photos app and has yet to appear in Assistant, as promised back in May at I/O. One of the reasons for this delay appears to be aesthetic, as Google Photos v3.8 shows off a new animation while Lens is analyzing a photo.

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Google Photos v3.8 has a fancy new Lens animation [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

One man’s Verizon Pixel 2 came with packaging and literature meant for included Pixel Buds-style wired earphones

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Like many flagship phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL aren't cheap. But while companies like Samsung and Apple try to make you feel a little better about your $700-1000 purchase by including a pair of earphones in the box, Google doesn't. But some seemingly preproduction packaging that one guy got inside his Verizon Pixel 2's box indicates that Google had at least been seriously considering it.

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One man's Verizon Pixel 2 came with packaging and literature meant for included Pixel Buds-style wired earphones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Fix in development] Some Pixel 2 units making clicking and high-pitched sounds

Friday, October 27th, 2017

The Pixel 2 XL has been under scrutiny lately for its display, but it's not alone in hardware complaints. No product is perfect, and it looks like the HTC-made Pixel 2 has at least one notable issue of it's own.

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[Update: Fix in development] Some Pixel 2 units making clicking and high-pitched sounds was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google says that the Pixel 2 XL display’s blue shift is normal, much to owners’ dissatisfaction

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Chances are that you've already read about Google's comments on the Pixel 2 XL's display, namely the burn-in and color vividness issues. But in that initial post, the blue tint that many Pixel 2 XL screens are being plagued with was not mentioned. Seang Chau, VP of engineering at Google, is saying that this blue shift is normal. However, owners are not taking to this response too kindly.

Here what Seang (who wrote this detailed post on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL displays) had to say on the matter:

We want to add some info regarding the blue tint that some of you have been asking about. The slight blue tint is inherent in the display hardware and only visible when you hold the screen at a sharp angle.

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Google says that the Pixel 2 XL display's blue shift is normal, much to owners' dissatisfaction was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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