The fact that Google’s Android P will support iPhone X-like notches isn’t surprising, given that most Android device makers out there want to copy Apple’s 2017 flagship’s design. And it’s not just the non-name Chinese companies ripping off Apple this year, some of the more prominent players in the business are doing it too. With that in mind, a Pixel 3 with a notch seems more and more likely. But the iPhone X notch isn’t the only thing Google may be “stealing” from the iPhone X. One of the iPhone X’s best features might be coming to Android P as well this year — and it’s a feature that Apple swiped from a now-defunct mobile operating system. Don't Miss: Today’s top deals: Nest Thermostat, AirPods knockoffs, spy camera pen, Echo Dot for your car, more Google posted the following image in a blog post detailing Android P’s built-in support for DNS over TLS. Forget about the actual purpose of the blog post, which … [Read more...] about I have little hope that the Pixel 3 will be anything but an iPhone X clone
Since the Pixel 2 XL is my iPhone, it makes sense that the phone I’m most looking forward to in 2018 is the Pixel 3, assuming that’s what Google calls it. It’s not that I think the OnePlus 6 will be bad or the next Essential Phone will still have touch screen issues or the LG G7 won’t impress me with its notch, it’s just that Google currently makes the phones that do everything I need. I love their cameras, their software, and even their quirky hardware designs. With that in mind, Google has some things to work on from the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Let’s run through some of those ideas here in a Pixel 3 wishlist. 1. Let’s find a common design. The original Pixel and Pixel XL were solid phones with few flaws, outside of their iPhone-esque appearances. But one thing that we loved was their identical designs that only differed in sizes. That was due largely to HTC making both, which was great because you either went small or big Pixel and got the … [Read more...] about Pixel 3 Wishlist: Give Me These Goodies, Google
Google’s Pixel smartphone line might not consist of the best-selling handsets on the market, but what they lack in sales they make up for in devotion. Hardcore Android fans absolutely adore Google’s Pixel phones. Google’s defunct Nexus device line offered solid mid-range handsets at affordable prices, and many mourned the loss of the Nexus lineup when Google abandoned the program. But others were happy that Google shifted its focus away from Nexus phones, because it made room for Pixels. High-end Google handsets that offered a pure Android experience had been at the top of many wish lists for a long time, and Google’s Pixel phones definitely delivered the goods. The first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL were basically just iPhone 6 copycats that ran Android, which isn’t surprising since they were designed in cooperation with HTC. Google seemingly played a bigger role in designing last year’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL though, because they finally … [Read more...] about A Pixel 3 this stunning might actually make people ditch their iPhones
Two days ago at I/O 2018 Google released Android P’s public beta, alongside version 2 of Android P’s Developer’s Preview. With it came new gestures for Android P and two new animations that might have given us a glimpse at the Pixel 3. This was first discovered by Reddit user ‘FindtheFishyFish.’ We know this is a bit of a stretch, but if you look at the previous ‘Gestures’ options, ‘Active Edge,’ ‘Jump to camera’ and ‘Flip Camera,’ the device in the gesture animations is obviously Pixel 2. These newer gestures, ‘Swipe up on Home button’ and ‘Prevent ringing,’ showcase a smartphone that barely has any edges around its display. Now, this could possibly be the Nokia 7 Plus or the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S — two of the other devices that have access to the Android P beta — however, it’s unlikely that Google would use another manufacturer’s smartphone in its animations. … [Read more...] about Are these Android P gesture animations our first look at the Pixel 3?
The obvious device launches for Google this year will be the Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL and second generation Pixel buds. However, according to reliable insider Evan Blass, Google will also unveil a Pixel-branded smartwatch. With the recent rebrand of Android Wear to Wear OS, it seems fitting Google would eventually unveil its own smartwatch. This move would help the company gain market share and compete directly with the Apple Watch and other smartwatch manufacturers. Yesterday, Qualcomm announced plans to unveil a new chip specifically designed for a smartwatch and wearables. It’s possible that the Pixel-branded smartwatch will be powered by this chip. Blass noted that the new device lineup will take place in the fall, which could mean these could be announced early-October. Update: Roland Quandt, a Berlin-based device leaker, has added to the Pixel smartwatch rumour, specifically stating that there will be three smartwatches from Google coming down … [Read more...] about Google might release a trio of Pixel-branded smartwatches, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL this fall
According to @evleaks, a Pixel-branded watch will launch later this year, alongside the already expected Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. On top of this news that Google may keep attempting this whole wearable thing, @evleaks also mentions second generation Pixel Buds, a sequel to the Google Assistant-toting earbuds that launched last year after Google I/O. Now, as for the watch, we have to hope that Google spent a lot of time thinking about what they want to showcase on it. It seems like a safe bet that Google Assistant will play a big role, but unless Google makes Wear OS truly something that can compete with the Apple Watch, it could be another bust. What would you hope to see from a Pixel Watch by Google? Besides the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and second-gen Pixel Buds, a reliable source tells me — with high confidence — that Google's fall hardware event will also introduce a Pixel-branded watch. Have a great summer! — Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 10, 2018 … [Read more...] about Pixel-Branded Smartwatch Said to Launch Alongside Pixel 3 This Year