Posts tagged as: Pixel

Android Update Brings New Features To Pixels Phones

Google has started rolling out a new software update for Pixel phones that adds new capabilities. A long-press of the lock/power button will now surface a simple Google Pay interface that lets you swipe to choose a card or pass before tapping. Another new feature will automatically detect airline boarding pass barcodes when taking a […]

Google Pixel And Pixel XL Get One Last Update Next Month

The original Google Pixel and Pixel XL live to die another month. When Google did not release the November security update for these phones alongside other Pixel devices, it was believed that they had reached their end of life. Google will roll out the December security patch for the handsets, their last.  

Android Adding Tap Your Phone To Summon Aid In an Emergency

Google is adding a new feature to some Android phones that can speak to an emergency operator on your behalf when you call 911. During an emergency call, three new buttons — “Medical”, “Fire”, and “Police” — will be available in case you’re unable to speak. They will initiate a voice message to the emergency operator that […]

Google Leaks The Next Pixel

Google posted a photo teaser of the next Pixel phone on the official Twitter account for Google hardware. It features a large square camera bump that appears to contain three cameras — two large and one small — and a flash. The back appears to be otherwise featureless black glass. The Pixel 3 and 3 […]

Pixel Camera App Will Add Support For External Mics

Google says it plans to introduce support for external microphones for its line of Pixel phones. This will allow those shooting video to capture higher-quality audio to accompany their visuals. The feature will work with USB-C ports (Pixel 2, 3) and 3.5mm jacks (Pixel). The company confirmed the update in its forums, stating: “At the same […]

Google Relaunches AR Stickers As Playground

Google today relaunched its AR Stickers for Pixel phones as Playground. The Playground feature lets people put animated, 3D stickers on top of their photos or videos to add a bit of fun. The company said it has a lot of new stickers, including some from Marvel and Childish Gambino. Playground will be available for […]

Pixel’s Motion Photos Can Now Be Exported as GIFs

Owners of the Google’s Pixel handsets have a new way to share Motion Photos. A recent update to the Google Photos app adds the ability for Motion Photos to be exported as still images, videos, and now as GIFs. The GIFs are easy to share via social media apps and automatically loop once exported. The […]

Google Releases February Security Patch for Android

Google today made the February security patch available to its Nexus and Pixel devices. First and foremost, the patch closes a number of security holes in the code that left all the handsets vulnerable to certain types of attacks. Google plugged up issues in the kernel, framework, system, and in select Qualcomm components. The update also […]

November Security Patch Comes to Google Pixel and Nexus Devices

Google today made its monthly security update available to its branded Android devices. November’s patch plugs a handful of security holes that threaten Android devices. Google found dozens of vulnerabilities, most of which were classified as moderately dangerous though some were rated as high and others as critical. Some of problems are related to specific […]

Instant Tethering Comes to Pixel and Nexus Devices

Google has added a feature to its Pixel and Nexus handsets that it hopes will help ease the process of using phones as mobile hotspots. Instant Tethering, as the feature is called, works because both the phone and secondary device (like a tablet) rely on the same Google account and can talk to one another via […]

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