On Tuesday, Google posted patch notes for the imminent Android security update for December, which will roll out to all Android devices starting today. These monthly updates normally fix potential vulnerabilities for devices running Android 9, but this month’s update includes specific patches for Pixel phones in addition to the normal security updates. The patches include improved camera performance, fixes for screen flickering bugs and apps accidentally closing while running in the background, and several others.
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One of the most convenient features Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 owners enjoy, call screening, is getting an important upgrade. By the end of the year, your device will be able to save the call transcriptions it creates when dealing with suspected spam calls (or calls you choose to screen manually). And if you don’t want to wait, you can beta test the feature right now.
Details of the Pixel 3 XL leaked earlier this month. Now a throwaway account on Reddit has leaked images and specs of its smaller sibling, the Pixel 3. Here are the details.
The Google Pixel range remains one of the best Android options on the market. This is in large part due to innovative software features like Assistant and inbuilt unlimited cloud storage for photos and video. If you're still using an older handset, you can get most of the Pixel's big, best features with a few clever tweaks.
Early this morning, Google pulled back the curtain on a suite of new products at their event in San Francisco including the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, new Google Home products, a 2-in-1 notebook and earbuds. If you were peacefully sleeping during the announcements - I don't blame you - and you can read about all the new products coming to Australia, right here.
The Daydream View is not Google's first foray into virtual reality (VR). It already tested the waters with Google Cardboard. The Daydream View is like Cardboard on steroids and just like its predecessor, the new VR headset is aimed at a mobile audience. While Samsung's Gear VR already has a head start in the market, Google has a few tricks up its sleeve that could give Daydream View an edge over its competition. Here's what we think of the Google Daydream View.
Google's new Pixel phones are here to replace the Nexus line. Normally, we wouldn't pit new phones against old ones but if you're shopping now, or looking to replace an explodey Galaxy Note 7, these are your two best options. Let's look at how the old guard stacks up against Google's new hardware play, and where the real value lies.
Google unveiled its Pixel smartphone range this week and the company has struck up an exclusive telco arrangement with Telstra to sell the handsets on mobile plans. Let's face it: making a phone carrier exclusive is going to rub a lot of people the wrong way and the phone is pricey to buy outright. If you're still interested in getting the Google Pixel or the Pixel XL with Telstra, here's a breakdown of all the plans the phones will be available on.
Google has a new phone. Two new phones, actually -- a 5-inch Pixel and a 5.5-inch Pixel XL -- that are packed to the brim with brand new software from the tech giant, including a new Google Assistant that takes the fight to Apple's Siri, a camera that is apparently the best ever on a smartphone, and all of Google's massive trove of search engine and artificial intelligence machine learning know-how packed inside.
Google just launched its Google Pixel smartphones this morning. One of the biggest draw card for the Pixel is that it comes with Google Assistant already on-board. Google Assistant is, as the name suggests, a digital personal assistant that is activated by voice commands. It's the next-generation of Google Now, the company's existing voice assistant that is available across iOS and Android handsets. While Google Now is more static, Google Assistant can get to know individual users on a personal level and can do more than its predecessor. We asked Google to give us a demonstration of Assistant and we drill down on how it differs from Google Now.
Google announced a swathe of products at its big 'Made By Google' event this morning. Some of them are coming to Australia and some of them are not. We give you a quick rundown of the new Google products you can get your hands-on in Australia along with their pricing and where you can get them.