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Google investigating Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in reports

Following reports that the Google Pixel 2 XL display suffers from a burn-in problem, Google has now said it is looking into the claims.

Essential drops the price of the Essential Phone to $499

If you missed the limited time promotion from Best Buy that saw a $100 discount applied to the Essential Phone, the company behind the smartphone has a new deal worth checking out. Essential has announced that it’s now offering the Essential Phone for $499. That’s a $200 discount off of its [...]

Facebook Messenger will soon let you pay your friends back with PayPal

If you need to pay back a friend, Facebook Messenger is trying to make it even easier. Soon the company will be adding peer-to-peer payments with PayPal.

Code Health: IdentifierNamingPostForWorldWideWebBlog

This is another post in our Code Health series. A version of this post originally appeared in Google bathrooms worldwide as a Google Testing on the Toilet episode. You can download a printer-friendly version to display in your office. Show More Summary

Building good SLOs - CRE life lessons

By Robert van Gent and Stephen Thorne, Customer Reliability Engineers and Cody Smith, Site Reliability Engineer In a previous episode of CRE Life Lessons, we discussed how choosing good service level indicators (SLIs) and service level objectives (SLOs) is critical for defining and measuring the reliability of your service. Show More Summary

Google delaying some white Pixel 2 orders by a month

One of the biggest questions Google was forced to answer with the launch of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL was whether or not it’d be able to meet demand for its new smartphones. When Google launched the original Pixel and Pixel XL last year, it took quite a while to start fulfilling orders on a [...]

Google is actively investigating reports of Pixel 2 XL display burn-in

Following the October debut of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, early reviews for the Pixel 2 XL began to call out issues with the display. Google recently responded to those complaints, saying that the display was designed [...]

Pay With Google aims to speed up online checkout

If you buy things online, Google wants to make your process a bit faster. Today Google officially announced Pay With Google. The idea is that users will be able to checkout a bit faster with online services. Pay With Google uses the stored credit and debit cards that are already linked with your Google [...]

Google ‘actively investigating’ reports of OLED burn-in issues on Pixel 2 XL displays

The Google Pixel 2 XL may have just launched this past week, but over the weekend reports began to surface that the device’s OLED screen was already exhibiting signs of burn-in, which left UI elements faintly evident after switchingShow More Summary

Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: Love You to Bits, What the Forecast?!!

Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When Monday rolls around, we look back to see which apps were the most appealing to our audience. Read on for the five most popular Android apps from last week. These apps are ones [...]

Touchscreen Google Home device evidence spied in official app code

There’s now more evidence Google is testing a touchscreen Home device. AndroidPolice points to sections of code of the latest Google app that refers to a device that sports a new on-screen interface. The APK teardown of 7.14.15 betaShow More Summary

Google Pixel 2 shipment dates slipping to November for some buyers

It looks like Google is pushing back the shipment date of some of its Pixel 2 smartphones. Which version of the phone its delaying and when they may ship.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is headed to T-Mobile with LTE band 71 and 66 support

According to new FCC documents, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is headed to T-Mobile with support for LTE bands 71 and 66. Are you going to pick one up?

Samsung, Asus working on high-end Chromebooks to take on Pixelbook — report

Upgraded versions of the Samsung Chromebook Pro and Asus C302CA might soon make their debut to go head to head with Google’s Pixelbook.

Samsung said to have made another AI investment, may be politically motivated

Samsung has reportedly invested in a Chinese startup called DeePhi Tech, but the reason behind the move remains elusive.

Deal: Save up to $250 on the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8

Best Buy is offering a $250 discount on the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8 if activated on Verizon, as well as a $200 discount if activated on AT&T.

Exclusive: Leaked OnePlus 5T image shows off full-screen display, smaller bezels

A new leaked teaser image gives us our best look yet at the OnePlus 5T. Here's what to expect from the next OnePlus flagship.

10 best Halloween apps for Android!

Halloween is right around the corner and you don't want to be left in the dust! Check out these awesome Halloween apps for Android!

Animal Crossing mobile game details will finally be revealed on October 24

Nintendo's mobile phone adaptation of its hit Animal Crossing sim game series is looking like it is getting close to a release date.

What is screen burn in and how can you prevent it?

Screen burn-in has been a long running topic of discussion when debating smartphone OLED displays. Here's how to avoid any problems with your handset.

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