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Over the past few months, we've brought you a number of enticing deals on the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. These are Google's current-generation Android Pie flagships, and they will be replaced next month by the Pixel 4 family. Both are still excellent smartphones, but carriers are rolling out a final round of deals to clear inventory ahead of Google's October hardware event. Late last month, we saw Best Buy discount the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL by $500 with activation on Verizon. This week, Best Buy is offering up to a whopping $700 discount on the smartphones when you activate with a 24-month installment plan on Sprint's wireless network. Let's start off with the smaller of the two smartphones:... Read more...
It appears that the rumors swirling around the web yesterday were correct: Android 10 has just been released today for Google's first-party Pixel smartphones (Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a families). This latest version of Google's mobile operating system was previously known as Android Q, and we were expecting it to be named after so sweet delicious treat like its predecessors. However, Google confirmed late last month that it was simply going with the Android 10 nomenclature. Android 10 isn't exactly a huge rethink of the most popular operating system in the world, but it does bring with it a wealth of improvements and refinements that make it easier to live with on a daily basis.... Read more...
We've seen some excellent deals on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, with the most popular being $300 off on Google's current flagship smartphones. However, Best Buy is currently running a deal that blows those past promotions out of the water... that is if you don't mind putting up with one major concession. Right now, the Pixel 3 is available for a low $299 from Best Buy, while the larger Pixel 3 XL can be had for just $399. For those keeping score, the regular, everyday MSRP for both smartphones is $799 and $899 respectively, which means this promotion represents a savings of $500 for each phone. While this price is no doubt amazing, the one stipulation is that the phones must be activated... Read more...
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are closely approaching their one-year anniversary, and for the most part, the phones have been well liked not only by reviewers, but also by their owners. However, an issue with the phones is now being brought to light that has become more than an annoyance for Pixel 3 owners. According to threads posted on the Google Pixel Help forum and reddit, numerous people have encountered problems with the rear camera on the back of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The issue presents itself as the camera viewfinder wildly shaking when the user attempts to take a picture. This problem usually could be dismissed as "You're holding it wrong", with the user contributing... Read more...
Sustainability and being green is a big deal for many major technology firms. The need to be green impacts a variety of processes and operations for most tech firms, from green energy use for factories and offices to the use of recycled materials and fewer chemicals in production processes. Google pledged this week that it will start to include recycled materials in all its Made By Google products. Google says that it intends to achieve the goal of using recycled materials in all its hardware products over the next three years. Google's Anna Meegan, head of sustainability for Google consumer hardware, has talked about several targets that Google wants to hit by 2022, including every Google hardware... Read more...
Smartphone shoppers looking for a smartphone on a deep discount will want to check out the Google Store as it is offering great deals on Pixel smartphones. Naturally, the catch to this is that the devices are expected to be replaced soon with a new Pixel 4. Buyers needing a smartphone right now can save $300 of the regular retail price of the Pixel 3 smartphones. The special deal will get all buyers a Pixel 3 for $499, a $300 discount of the regular $799 price. The larger Pixel 3 XL is on sale for the same discount with a price of $599, $300 off the regular price of $899. Those prices are for the base storage versions with higher amounts of storage offered starting at an additional $100. The... Read more...
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are still excellent flagship Android 9 Pie smartphones even though they first launched nearly a year ago (read the HotHardware review here). In addition to offering good all-around performance, the onboard rear camera is arguably the best available in the smartphone world. For those that are looking to score a hot deal on either the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, signing up for Google Fi service will allow you get a device for a whopping $300 off. That means that the 64GB versions of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will cost you just $499 and $599 respectively instead of $799 and $899. For those keeping score, that's even lower pricing than Amazon Prime... Read more...
For developers and enthusiasts looking to get an early taste of the next version of Google’s Android operating system, the release of new betas is always a highly-anticipated event. And while there's always the promise of cool new features and performance enhancements, there's always the possibility that things could go wrong with this early software -- after all, it is still in beta. Such is the case with Android Q Beta 4, which first landed earlier this week. Almost immediately, Pixel owners began complaining about problems with the over-the-air (OTA) update. Many users said that the Beta 4 update failed to install and, in some cases, put them into reboot hell. Others were cast... Read more...
Does your Pixel device feel like it is harboring untapped performance potential? Is it acting sluggish at times, or have you noticed any unusual stuttering? If so, the culprit could be Google's Digital Wellbeing feature in Android 9 Pie, which is designed to help you manage how much time you are spending on your smartphone. Turning it off could actually help solve performance issues. The Digital Wellbeing app offers a daily view of your digital habits, including how frequently you use different apps, how many notifications you receive, and how often you check your phone. It allows you to set limits for how much you use apps, and can silence notifications at nighttime to ensure a good night's... Read more...
At this point, there isn't much that we don't already know about the incoming Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones from Google. Rather than trying to push another flagship-level device at consumers, Google is solidly aiming at the mid-range market with the incoming Pixel 3a family. Up until now, one of the last unknowns about the phones was their starting price. However, today that information is finally coming to light thanks to rumored information from the This is Tech Today YouTube channel. According to the channel's M. Brandon Lee, the Pixel 3a will start at $399, while the Pixel 3a XL will be just $80 more at $479. For comparison's sake, the flagship Pixel 3... Read more...
If you’ve been following the headlines in the smartphone world, then you know that Google is nearing the release of its Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones. Unlike the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which are flagship Android phones, the Pixel 3a family uses more meager specs backed up by a [hopefully] much lower price tag. Some have questioned why Google would even bother with a cheaper family of Pixel phones given that 1) customers could just buy an older Pixel 2 with decent hardware specs, or 2) take advantage of the many promotional offers that have been available for the Pixel 3 since its release. However, Google explained on an earnings call this week that sales of its... Read more...
One of the only ways to get a really good deal on a smartphone these days is to switch carriers. If you are ready to switch to a new carrier and want to give Google Fi a try, Google has a smoking-good deal going on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL today only. The deal will save you 50% off the purchase price. The half-off discount is good on Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL smartphones that are purchased April 22, 2019, between 12:00 AM PT and 11:59 PM PT. One bit of good news for those who are already using Google Fi is that current customers can get the discount as well. Typically smartphone discounts this significant are only for new customers. Buyers are required to activate the smartphone within 30 days... Read more...
A frustrated Pixel 3 owner who is owed a refund by Google is now in possession of ten Pixel 3 devices, nine of which Google accidentally sent to the user. Following the unexpected windfall, the user is holding the extra handsets hostage, in a sense, until Google makes right with the refund. So, what exactly happened here? We only have the version of the story from Reddit user Cheetohz, who says Google refunded $80 on the return of a defective White Pixel 3. The refund only covers the amount paid for tax, and so the user is still owed $900. Separately, Cheetohz ordered a Not Pink Pixel 3 handset as a replacement for the defective one, figuring that the full refund for the White Pixel 3 would be... Read more...
Samsung is losing customers to the competition in the Android space. According to new data from Counterpoint Research, over a third of Pixel 3 and OnePlus 6T owners in the fourth quarter of 2018 came from Samsung Galaxy devices. In stark contrast, less than one in five Pixel 3 and OnePlus 6T owners defected from Apple iPhone handsets. The data highlights Samsung's recent struggles in the smartphone space, as it pertains to sales. Samsung is not alone in that regard—the smartphone market as a whole has slowed in recent months, so there is a bigger trend at play. However, competition from Google and OnePlus with their latest flagship phones exacerbates the issue for Samsung, which is a market... Read more...
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