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Android device updates: Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL get a bug fix update right out of the box

If you’ve unwrapped a new Pixel from Verizon, there’s already an update waiting for you. It’s a hopeful sign that Verizon will keep to its pledge that it won’t stand in the way of rapid software updates. Each week, we compile all the major software updates to hit the ecosystem, …

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Report: Android 7.1 is coming to current Nexus phones and the Pixel C before end of the year

All of those Pixel-exclusive announcements during Tuesday’s Made by Google event probably gave you a good sense of feature envy for your current Nexus phone. We have some good news for you, however tepid it may be. Android Police says it has confirmation that Android 7.1 is coming to Nexus …

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Google’s Nexus is dead

It’s the end of an era, folks. Shortly after launching its premium new Pixel phones, Google confirmed to The Verge that there are “no plans” to create another Nexus-branded device. The report was corroborated by the ruthless eradication of the Nexus 5X and 6P (among other devices) from the Google …

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What to expect from Google’s big Oct. 4 hardware event

Updated 10/03/16: Carphone Warehouse leaked some info about the Pixel and Pixel XL phones. It’s our clearest look at them yet. Get ready for a Google hardware-palooza. The company is set to not only unveil a pair of smartphones during its just-announced Oct. 4 event in San Francisco, but we also …

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Google Pixel image leaked, revealing new home screen and rounded icons

Updated 9/28/16: Added a render of the Pixel XL. Here’s your best look so far at the Google Pixel. At Venturebeat, Evan Blass of @evleaks fame procured what is says is an official render of Google’s next smartphone, which is widely expected to be unveiled at an Oct. 4 event in …

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Google’s Pixel Launcher leak hints at the demise of the Nexus brand

Another solid indicator has popped up that Google’s forthcoming phones will bear Pixel branding. A leaked APK of what’s dubbed the Pixel Launcher has appeared, taking the place of a previously leaked add-on called the Nexus Launcher. The new Pixel Launcher reworks the home screen’s performance in a few noticeable ways: …

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Report: Google to unveil Pixel phones, Google Home, Daydream VR, and a 4K Chromecast on Oct. 4

Google is prepping for a massive hardware show on Oct. 4 that will not only reveal its next smartphones, but initiatives in television, virtual reality, and the smart home. Reports indicate the HTC-built smartphones will be called the Pixel and Pixel XL, mirroring an earlier report that Google is retiring …

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Android device updates: Nexus factory images go live; Marshmallow comes to Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge

There was a lot of catching up to do in the world of Android updates this week. Two older Galaxy phones on AT&T finally got Marshmallow, while Google posted the factory firmware for Nexus so you can stay up to speed with all the latest security updates. Each week, we …

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Rumor: Google may add a Huawei-built 7-inch tablet to its lineup this fall

Google may serve a side of tablet with the main entrée of Pixel phones this fall. According to the (usually very accurate) hardware-leaking Evan Blass a new tablet will be built by Huawei and ready by year’s end. We’re already expecting two new smartphones from HTC to be shown off …

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