Google rolls out Android 12 Developer Preview 1.1 with bug fixes and March security patch

Google has started rolling out the Android 12 Developer Preview 1.1, its second build, to address bugs and issues. This minor incremental update also contains the March security patch. Continue reading “Google rolls out Android 12 Developer Preview 1.1 with bug fixes and March security patch”

This wallpaper could crash your phone with its color profile

Recently, a bizarre Android bug has been found that crashes not just the Galaxy devices but many other Android devices as well. The reason behind the crash? It seems the color profile the image uses to display those rich colors is a bit too much for Android OS to handle and thus it crashes. Continue reading “This wallpaper could crash your phone with its color profile”

Google said to be working on mid-range Pixel smartphone with Snapdragon 710

Google usually launches Pixel phones in October, and this year too we will see new Pixel branded phones dubbed Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Surprinsgly, according to Roland Quandt‏, Google is said to be working on a mid-range Pixel phone that it will launch in May of 2019 and it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710. Continue reading “Google said to be working on mid-range Pixel smartphone with Snapdragon 710”

List of phones Getting Android 8.0 Oreo update

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Earlier this year Google announced Android O and it recently confirmed it as Oreo and started rolling out the final update for its Pixel and Nexus devices. Moreover, Google has been working closely with various handset maker including Essential, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, Motorola, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony to launch or upgrade new/existing devices to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of this year. Continue reading “List of phones Getting Android 8.0 Oreo update”

Pixel 2 Portrait mode ported to non-Google devices running Android Oreo

Among the many other features the newly launched Pixel 2 series rock, Portrait mode surely caught the attention. The single-camera sensor on the back and front were able to pull off the mode so good that the mode is now being ported to first-gen Pixel phones, Nexus 6P, 5X and we were able to make it work on other devices running Android 8.0 Oreo.  Continue reading “Pixel 2 Portrait mode ported to non-Google devices running Android Oreo”

Google Daydream View Review

Google Daydream View Review -10VR done right has the potential to fool your brain into feeling emotions and sensations that can’t be replicated in a 2 dimensional medium. As technology moves ahead in its quest for achieving photorealistic virtual reality, we’re observing two distinct campaigns. Where the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Playstation VR focus on a top-notch experience that requires expensive headsets and equally powerful computing power, Google alongside Samsung and others have been focussing on bringing the VR experience to the most ubiquitous computing platform i.e. the smartphone. Between Samsung’s Gear VR that worked only with their handsets to the Cardboard which offers an introduction to VR but little more, Google’s work has been cut out for them. Called Daydream, the name itself evokes a sense of imagination and all the possibilities that come with it. Google’s all new VR headset was introduced a while back and finally made its way to India. Here’s our review of the Google Daydream View.  Continue reading “Google Daydream View Review”

Google fixes Bluetooth connectivity bug for Pixel and Pixel XL

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Google Pixel devices have been facing Bluetooth connectivity issue for some time. The company has acknowledged the bug that would randomly switch off Bluetooth on Pixel devices. The problem was first detailed last month after Google released its February Security Patch. Continue reading “Google fixes Bluetooth connectivity bug for Pixel and Pixel XL”

Google might be working on larger Pixel device codenamed taimen

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Just yesterday codenames of two next generation Pixel phones surfaced. Now, a new report says that Google is working on a third phone which could be the larger Pixel. Citing multiple source, Droid Life says the third device is codenamed as ‘taimen’ which is also another type of fish.

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Google said to be working on a budget smartphone without Pixel branding

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Last week, Google confirmed that Pixel 2 will continue to be a premium device. Meanwhile, a separate report in January this year said Google is working on a budget phone code-named as Pixel 2B. Now a tipster has told 9to5Google that Google is indeed working on a budget smartphone but it will not have the Pixel branding. Continue reading “Google said to be working on a budget smartphone without Pixel branding”

Google confirms no new Pixel Chromebook laptops are in the works

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It looks like Google is pulling the plug on its Pixel Chromebook which is high end notebook that runs on Chrome OS. Google senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterloh told TechCrunch at MWC that the company plans to stop making the Pixel Chromebook line after just two iterations. Continue reading “Google confirms no new Pixel Chromebook laptops are in the works”

Google App Alpha update with Google Assistant for non-Pixel phones pops up online

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Those who signed up for the Google app Beta channel previously are now getting the “alpha” release of the Google app v6.13 update, which as per the users has lots of bugs. Continue reading “Google App Alpha update with Google Assistant for non-Pixel phones pops up online”

Android’s Instant Tethering feature is rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices

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Google rolling out a new Android feature to Pixel and Nexus devices. Dubbed as Instant Tethering, the feature lets you share a cellular data connection between certain Pixel and Nexus devices via Wi-Fi when they’re signed in to the same Google Account. Continue reading “Android’s Instant Tethering feature is rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices”

Google projected to sell 3 million Pixel smartphones by end of 2016: Morgan Stanley

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Google is projected to sell 3 million Pixel smartphones in the last three months of 2016, generating $2 billion, according to a new report from the financial firm Morgan Stanley. Continue reading “Google projected to sell 3 million Pixel smartphones by end of 2016: Morgan Stanley”

Google Pixel users receive distorted screenshots sent from iPhone 7 Plus

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Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL haven’t been out for long, yet some users are already facing issues with this smartphone. Just after the connectivity issues, some users are reporting of distorted images whenever the images are sent using an Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Continue reading “Google Pixel users receive distorted screenshots sent from iPhone 7 Plus”

Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Chromecast Ultra, Google WiFi and more announced – FoneArena Daily

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Check out the new FoneArena Daily video that gives you a quick roundup of today’s technology news. Continue reading “Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Chromecast Ultra, Google WiFi and more announced – FoneArena Daily”