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Some Pixel 2 phones are making strange noises

7 monthes ago   |   By Engadget

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are Google's best-rated smartphones yet, but early quality-control and testing problems could ruin the sales party. On top of display color and burn-in issues that have prompted some to advise against buying the device for...
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Of course Google's new Pixel 2 phones have even more annoying problems

Of course Google's new Pixel 2 phones have even more annoying problems

7 monthes ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones have received mostly positive reviews, but these devices are far from perfect. The more time passes the more glaring issues come to light, and it really looks like you should think twice about buying either handset.
We've already talked about the screen issues that affect the Pixel 2 XL (including the overall OLED experience and burn-in problems ), and the phone's bending trick .
New reports reveal one other annoying screen issue for the Pixel 2 XL, and a Pixel 2 “ticking” sound that can't be explained. On top of that, it looks like even devices that...
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Google Lens is quietly arriving on the Pixel and Pixel XL

Google Lens is quietly arriving on the Pixel and Pixel XL

7 monthes ago   |   By TechRadar

Google Lens is arguably one of the highlights of the camera on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL , but it's already seemingly rolling out for the original Pixel and Pixel XL. The feature is built into Google Photos and allows the phone to identify what's in your pictures, which could be handy for example if you want to know the name of a landmark or a type of flower. Reddit users have reported finding the feature on their original Pixel handsets and apparently this happened without any software update, so it's worth checking the app if you're rocking a Pixel or Pixel XL. Not everyone is seeing...
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Pixel 2 teardown shows unusual waterproofing method

Pixel 2 teardown shows unusual waterproofing method

7 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

Google was largely criticized last year when its first ever “Made by Google” Pixel phone didn't come with a suitable IP dust and waterproof rating. Although still not the highest possible, the Pixel 2 this year does considerably better with an IP67 score. It seems, however, that Google has done one small extra step in that direction, which was revealed...
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Watch the iPhone 8 Plus and Google's Pixel 2 XL battle it out in a speed test

Watch the iPhone 8 Plus and Google's Pixel 2 XL battle it out in a speed test

7 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

The iPhone 8 Plus was faster than the Pixel 2 XL in a speed test made by David Rahimi, a popular YouTuber and owner of the channel PhoneBuff.
Speed tests are non-scientific tests that make two devices complete a set of tasks in the shortest amount of time possible.
The iPhone performed better in this particular test but is still not the fastest device in PhoneBuff's ranking.
The iPhone 8 Plus beat the Google Pixel 2 XL in a timed speed test, albeit only by a slight margin.
David Rahimi is the owner of the YouTube channel PhoneBuff, which routinely publishes speed test results every time a...
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Google negligently sent this user a Pixel 2 unit that failed quality control

Google negligently sent this user a Pixel 2 unit that failed quality control

7 monthes ago   |   By The Next Web

Google is not having a particularly good week. Following a litany of complaints aimed at the poor quality of its Pixel 2 display, one disappointed customer is claiming the handset the Mountain View titan shipped out to him purportedly failed quality control at the factory. The user says he ordered the Quite Black version of the Pixel 2 with 128GB of storage. He made the purchase directly from the official Google Store. But there was a nasty surprise in store when the package finally arrived. “I cut the tape seal, opened up the box, and was greeted with...
This story continues at The Next...
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Pixel 2 XL users are reporting display burn-in and clicking sounds issues

Pixel 2 XL users are reporting display burn-in and clicking sounds issues

7 monthes ago   |   By The Mobile Indian

Several, users are reporting that their units are having burn-in issues with the new P-OLED display and some devices are making clicking and high pitch frequency sounds.
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Google Pixel 2 & Pixel XL 2 Pre-Orders Now SHIPPING - Apart From Delayed Units!

Google Pixel 2 & Pixel XL 2 Pre-Orders Now SHIPPING - Apart From Delayed Units!

7 monthes ago   |   By Know your mobile

Paul Briden 24/10/2017 - 8:59am
Google's Pixel 2 pre-orders are now on their way to customers!
If you've pre-ordered either model in the new Pixel 2 series then you'll be happy to hear that Google has confirmed it is now shipping the handsets to customers.
However, Google's email are only going out to those buyers who had an expected shipping date of October 17, essentially those who purchased the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL in the initial rush after the pre-orders first went live - within the first week, essentially. Subsequent purchases may ship later.
Fortunately, there's a fairly easy way to...
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Google may be working on 3 new Pixel phones in 2018, a super premium model in tow

Google may be working on 3 new Pixel phones in 2018, a super premium model in tow

7 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Google may be working on three new Pixel phones for 2018 and the codenames for all of them have just surfaced. Google refers to its Pixel phones under codenames that bear the names of fish, and the next Pixels are referred to as "crosshatch", "albacore", and "blueline", according to Droid-Life, a publication that has well-connected sources that have been right in the past.
Of course, this is very, very early information, but it's also extremely interesting: the idea of having three new Google Pixel phones in 2018 is that there will be one ...
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What's inside the Pixel 2? Watch the phone get disassembled on video

What's inside the Pixel 2? Watch the phone get disassembled on video

7 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

We already showed you JerryRigEverything's elaborate torture tests on the Google Pixel 2, which revealed that there's a little something to be desired in the overall durability of the handset, but one thing that remained a mystery was what the insides of the new Android harbinger looked like.
Well, another day, another Pixel 2-related video is on the horizon, and in this one, Zack Nelson (the man behind the JerryRigEverything moniker) takes his time to gently disassemble the Pixel and let us take a sneak peek at its hardware peculiarities.
Among ...
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Low light camera head to head: Lumia 950 vs Google Pixel 2

7 monthes ago   |   By All About Windows Phone

With the world praising the imaging prowess of the new Google Pixel 2 phones, the quesion on everyone's my lips is whether we finally have a computationally-backed phone camera that can dethrone the mighty Lumia 950/XL pair? Using the traditional interactive comparator, I go hands on with the Pixel 2 and explore its err... pixels, specifically in low light, where only the very best camera phones survive.
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Google Lens arriving on first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL devices through Photos app

Google Lens arriving on first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL devices through Photos app

7 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Google Lens is gradually making its way to the original Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The visual search engine made its debut earlier this month when it launched as a pre-loaded feature on the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but is now rolling out to the first-gen devices as a "preview" version through the Google Photos app.
These proceedings were first noticed by Reddit users who reported that the Photos app on their handsets has been augmented with Lens. Apparently, Google has implemented the new feature as a server-side ...
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Some Google Pixel 2 phones are making weird clicking noises, customers say

Some Google Pixel 2 phones are making weird clicking noises, customers say

7 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Google's new Pixel 2 phone is making weird clicking and high-pitched whining noises, customers say.
It comes after multiple reports of problems with the Google Pixel 2 XL's screen.
Google has confirmed it's looking into the issue.
The headaches for Google's latest flagship smartphones keep on coming.
After multiple reports of screen issues in the larger Pixel 2 XL devices , some customers now say that their Pixel 2 phones are making a weird high-pitched clicking noise.
Earlier in October, Google launched the Pixel 2, its new flagship, iPhone-rivalling smartphone. It comes in two sizes, the...
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Google Lens is rolling out to first-generation Pixel phones

Google Lens is rolling out to first-generation Pixel phones

7 monthes ago   |   By Engadget

Google is working on some impressive artificial intelligence tricks. And, many of them are finding their way to the public. We can already interact with the company's digital assistant on our phones and through Google Home. Now, Google Lens is arrivi...
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Google's Pixel 2: Smartphone Created for Artificial Intelligence

7 monthes ago   |   By Mobile Tech Today

What's most fascinating about Google's new Pixel 2 phone is what's to come. The phone sets itself apart with promises to bake in Google's powerful artificial-intelligence technology.
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Review: Google Pixel 2 XL, the Best Big-Screen Android Experience

7 monthes ago   |   By Mobile Tech Today

With Google's Pixel 2 XL, the Android-maker has removed the gloves, thrown down the jacket and is ready for a straight-up fight with Apple, despite the ramifications of competing with partners.
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Google Pixel 2 XL Screen Fix May Be in the Works

7 monthes ago   |   By Mobile Tech Today

There's a problem with the Pixel 2 XL screen serious enough that Google says: "We will consider adding more display color options through software if that makes the product better."
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