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What is Android One?

28 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Android One is the feature to look for if you want a phone with Android designed exactly as Google intended, but don't want to spend money on a Google Pixel 3. Android One is a version of the Android platform which uses a largely unmodified core interface, but with room to support a few little hardware extras. You could call it the best of both the so-called 'stock' and 'custom' approaches. As well as a cohesive approach to user interface design, Android One promises better performance thanks to well-optimized software, no superfluous apps and a longer period of software support too, with...
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Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Review - Style Over Substance

Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Review - Style Over Substance

28 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google Pixel 3 series takes two steps back for every forward one.
Google's Pixel line is no stranger to controversy, and this year is no exception. Each year it seems the Pixel faced some big criticism for design decisions; the original release looked too much like an iPhone, with big bezels and all. Last year's Pixel 2 removed the headphone jack, despite Google criticizing other manufacturers for doing it just a year prior, and had a bevy of quality control issues from day one. This year Google is adding in a notch, something many people have been negatively outspoken against, and has...
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Google Vows Pixel 3 Is Its Most Secure Phone Yet & Here's Why

Google Vows Pixel 3 Is Its Most Secure Phone Yet & Here's Why

28 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

In short: Google has now provided in-depth details about four ways it's Titan M chip provides better security for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, from the bootloader to third-party software, than any previous devices bearing the brand. To begin with, the chip is deeply integrated with Verified Boot, allowing validation of the devices' Android version against a stored copy of the latest ‘safe' version and acting as a safeguard against undesired bootloader unlocking. However, Google takes things further still by preventing the firmware for Titan M from being updated by third-party apps or bad...
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Google Pixel 3 ‘Top Shot' saves photos in reduced resolution, but keeps subject quality

Google Pixel 3 ‘Top Shot' saves photos in reduced resolution, but keeps subject quality

28 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

It should come as no surprise that the Pixel 3's big feature is its camera, and it's quite impressive too. One of the handy new features Google has included allows users to export different frames of a shot, but Pixel 3 Top Shot actually saves these other shots in a dramatically lower resolution.
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Deal: Verizon Offering Buy One, Get One Free On Google Pixel 3

28 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is finally available in stores, and Verizon is offering a pretty sweet deal on the new device. It is offering a BOGO sale on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Allowing customers to pick up two Pixel 3 smartphones for the price of one. As always, there are a couple of caveats here, which include the fact that you will need to add at least one line to your account to take advantage of this deal. So this is targeted more at those looking to switch, or those that already want to add another line. It's also really only a BOGO on the smaller Pixel 3. The thing is...
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Where to buy Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Where to buy Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

28 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

It's officially Pixel day. After announcing the phones last week and reviews dropping earlier this week , you can officially go out and buy Google's new phones today. Here's where to buy Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL.
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Apple details the iPhone XR pre-order start time and availability

Apple details the iPhone XR pre-order start time and availability

28 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Pre-orders date/time start: Friday, October 19, at 12:01 AM Pacific/3:01 AM Eastern time Where: on Apple.com, the Apple Store app and walk-ins
Apple just updated its press release on all iPhone XR pre-order details, on the cusp of its October 19 start. Not only are we expecting the XR to be Apple's best-seller for the year, but it may also usher in iOS 12.1 with unlocked dual-SIM and other promised functionalities on other iPhones. So, what's the scoop?
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This is the crazy new all-screen design that'll reportedly replace the notch next year

This is the crazy new all-screen design that'll reportedly replace the notch next year

28 days ago   |   By BGR

Google's new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL flagship phones were released on Thursday, finally giving fans the opportunity to get their hands on the latest and greatest pure Android phones. They're not without their faults, of course, but overall the phones are terrific new options that are as fast and smooth as anything else on the market. The larger Pixel 3 XL also has the distinguished honor of having the largest display notch on any widely available smartphone to date. That's right, Apple's notch from the iPhone X has reached its most massive form on Google's newest flagship phone.
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Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Are Now Available, Starting At $799

Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Are Now Available, Starting At $799

28 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

In short: The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were announced last week by Google at its annual hardware event. The smartphones went up for pre-order shortly after. Now, the two smartphones are available for purchase from Google Store, Project Fi and Verizon Wireless. The regular Google Pixel 3 costs $799 for the 64GB model, and $899 for the 128GB version. While the Google Pixel 3 XL is $899 for the 64GB and $999 for the 128GB model. Verizon does up the price a bit on the Pixel 3 XL, bringing it to $929 and $1029 respectively, but it prices the Pixel 3 the same as everywhere else.
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Why aren't chip credit cards stopping “card present” fraud in the US?

Why aren't chip credit cards stopping “card present” fraud in the US?

Enlarge / Chip cards help prevent fraud but only if you use them. (credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A security analysis firm called Gemini Advisory... Read more ...

Apple pursues Qualcomm chip engineers as modem legal battle deepens

Apple pursues Qualcomm chip engineers as modem legal battle deepens

Looking to take the reins on wireless and AI chip designs, Apple is now hiring engineers in San Diego, the stomping grounds of its one-time modem supplier. Read more ...

How to set up your new Mac mini for use without a monitor

How to set up your new Mac mini for use without a monitor

You can connect the Mac mini to just about any monitor, but you don't have to after you set it up! Have you bought a new Mac mini to serve as a network appliance of some sort?... Read more ...

Deals: Best Buy's 'Beat the Rush' Sale Kicks Off Black Friday Savings on...

Deals: Best Buy's 'Beat the Rush' Sale Kicks Off Black Friday Savings on iPhone, Philips Hue, and 4K TVs

Best Buy today opened up another pre-Black Friday sale, calling this one its "Beat the Rush" sale and offering customers savings on iPhone XS and XS Max, 4K TVs, Beats... Read more ...

Go edge-to-edge with a refurbished iPhone X from just $725

Go edge-to-edge with a refurbished iPhone X from just $725

Make the most of these limited-time savings. Today only at Amazon, you can save up to $230 off Apple's iPhone X in refurbished condition. These devices are sold by BuySPRY, are... Read more ...

Alphabet shutting down bipedal robot company Schaft bought in 2013 robotics...

Alphabet shutting down bipedal robot company Schaft bought in 2013 robotics spree

Back in 2013, Google went on a robotics shopping spree with seven acquisitions that included Boston Dynamics and a company called Schaft. That effort has so far yet to... Read more ...

Wear OS version ‘H' update improves battery saver and standby, better app...

Wear OS version ‘H' update improves battery saver and standby, better app switching, more

This year has seen some big improvements to Google's Wear OS ecosystem. There's been a ton of new hardware, major updates to the software , and even a new chipset with big... Read more ...

You can finally buy the iPhone XR unlocked and 'SIM-free' directly from Apple

You can finally buy the iPhone XR unlocked and 'SIM-free' directly from Apple

Say what you will about the long-awaited "affordable" iPhone XR but it did stick out like a sore thumb in Apple's 2018 lineup. First off, it was indeed a long time between the... Read more ...

Android Pie Beta For Galaxy S9 To Launch Today

Android Pie Beta For Galaxy S9 To Launch Today

Samsung confirmed at its developers' conference last week that it will soon be launching the Android Pie beta program for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Owners of these handsets... Read more ...

Lyft Enables Default Tipping And 5-Star Ratings For Drivers

Lyft Enables Default Tipping And 5-Star Ratings For Drivers

Lyft is adding a couple of driver-focused features to its ride-sharing service. It's making it easier for passengers to tip drivers with a default tipping option. Lyft will... Read more ...