Displaying items by tag: Pixel XL

Four years and nine releases on, the Google Pixel has yet to make an impression on the market as far as sales go; it is always buried in the category of "Others" in those lists of shipments released for various global regions by different technology analyst companies.

The word on the street regarding Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 models is one of two manufacturers, no headphone jack and seeming jack-all chance of success.

Published in Your Tech

As a friend’s father's funeral drew closer, I offered to record the funeral ceremony for the family as my friend had done for my father's funeral. But I had forgotten how Android’s FAT32 4GB file size limit would trip me up after recording 30 minutes of 1080P video.

Published in Home Tech

There’s a way to make your shiny new Galaxy S8 look like a Google Pixel clone without rooting, but why would you want to?

Published in Fuzzy Logic

It is not often I am tempted to throw a smartphone from two metres or submerge it in two metres of water for an hour – but guess what? I did. LifeProof’s new FRĒ for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL lived up to all its claims.

Thursday, 10 November 2016 22:19

831.5MB – a humongous update for Google Pixel/XL

Google Pixel/XL users would be well advised to check for updates manually as the November update was released on 5 November but does not necessarily get automatically pushed to all devices.

Published in Mobility

Google’s new 5” Pixel and the 5.5” XL are good smartphones, verging on great, but their strongest attraction - Pure Android - needs some work. Its user interface (UI) is nowhere near as polished, intuitive or useful as Samsung, LG, Moto, Sony et al.

Google’s two new Pixel smartphones aren’t impervious to the damage caused by accidental drops, which means a protective case is needed. Naturally, Otterbox hopes you’ll consider its protection.

Published in Mobility

Whether you’re testing the iPhone 7 Plus vs the Pixel, or the iPhone 7 Plus vs the Pixel XL, two tests show iPhones outperform Pixels.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Monday, 24 October 2016 09:46

Pixel XL teardown – a lot of phone

Pixel is designed and made by Google (HTC assembled it) so what is Google’s first smartphone hardware foray like under the skin?

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 11:31

Google Pixel on sale tomorrow (first looks)

Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL will be on sale from 8am on 20 October from Telstra, JB Hi-Fi and online at Google Store. What is it and why all the hype?

Earlier today, I wondered whether Telstra would make its Pixel Android OS updates available at the same time as Google, and they will.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

With initial reports saying Verizon in the US would delay Google Android OS updates, now refuted by Verizon, what will Telstra do?

Published in Mobility

Once again, Google has thrown down the gauntlet to Apple, and has made the utmost effort to out-Apple Apple as much as it possibly can.

Published in Home Tech

Google has launched its two new Pixel phones, replacing the Nexus line, with some super high-end features to tempt as many iOS and other Android users as possible, with Telstra and JB Hi-Fi as its Australian launch partners.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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