Todd Haselton, writing for CNBC: There’s nothing I recommend about the Pixel Buds. They’re cheap-feeling and uncomfortable, and you’re better off using the Google Translate app on a phone instead of trying to fumble with the headphones while trying to translate a conversation. Show More Summary
Everyone wants longer battery life. On overwhelming majority of people have had a great experience with their Pixel 2 or 2 XL battery life. The Pixel 2 XL offers expectedly good battery life with its larger capacity, but even the Pixel 2 with just 2700mAh has been a champ. Show More Summary
The Google Store Black Friday Deals are now live! While you won’t see hundreds of dollars off the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, almost everything else you care about that Google sells has been deeply discounted. Google Home and Mini have dropped...Show More Summary
At Google’s October 4 event, where they announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the company took a jab at Apple’s approach to launching phones when it said that you’ll get “the same great experience on both” because they “don’t set aside...Show More Summary
Google plants a machine-learning model on Pixels for more accurate battery-life predictions.
Blurred photos from shaky hands are a thing of the past. With the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, some of their features are making a huge difference in terms of accessibility. Namely the fact that they're using both optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS) while taking photos or videos. Show More Summary
Google explains how it's using its machine learning skills to give better battery life predictions on Pixel and Nexus devices.
In many ways, Apple’s AirPods feel like a hardware manifestation of iOS’ defining characteristics: simplicity and design, sometimes at the expense of practicality. Google’s Pixel Buds play the same role for Android. They’re powerful, smart, and sometimes a little bit messy. Show More Summary
We knew this was only a matter of time, but Google today confirmed that Google Lens as part of the Google Assistant is now rolling out to all Pixel phone owners. That’s something Google already announced at its hardware event, but until now, the timing was unclear. Show More Summary
Google has issued a fix for those affected by a locked bootloader on the Pixel 2. You'll have to factory reset your phone to get the bootloader to unlocked state, however.
It's still a Pixel exclusive, but Google will make Lens a lot easier to access.
In recent days, we have seen the Google Lens icon pop-up at random in Google Assistant on a handful of Pixel phones, leading us to assume that/wonder if the rollout of its full feature set had begun. Google confirmed that to be the case...Show More Summary
Google Pixel owners, your phone is about to learn a nifty new trick. Google says that Google Lens is now rolling out to all Pixel phones. It’s hitting Pixels set to English in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, India, and Singapore over the coming weeks. [...]
Google's first foray into wireless earbuds isn't off to a good start.
I'm using the Google Pixel 2 XL as my primary phone this week. I've owned "the Google Phone", off and on, since the Nexus One launched in 2010, and I bought the original Pixel last year. Google does a lot of interesting and excitingShow More Summary
Google Lens, which uses machine learning to provide additional information about the objects around you, was launched at the company’s I/O Conference in May. The feature was previously only available in Google Photos, which required taking a photo, going to the Photos app and then getting additional information about the photo using Google Lens. Show More Summary
The Pixel Buds do a fine job integrating Google Assistant and language translation, but it would have been better if the company nailed the basics, too.
Verizon Wireless is offering big discounts on this year's top phones through its Black Friday sale. Verizon will cover up to $378 off the price of the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note8, the Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, or the Moto Z2 Force. Show More Summary
Google today announced that its Lens AI is being rolled out for Google Assistant in Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones. Lens uses computer vision to do things like detect landmarks or extract phone numbers, email addresses, and text from real-world objects like billboards or marquees. Lens can also scan barcodes and recognize video games, movies, […]
Google has acknowledged yet another Pixel 2 bug, while also promising to squash it soon. This particular bug means some handsets emit a low buzzing sound. Which is obviously far from ideal. Still, like almost everything these days, it can be fixed at a later date with an update. Show More Summary