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Download: Get these amazing Google Pixel 2 Live Wallpapers on your phone

5 days ago   |   By AndroidPhoneFans

We got our first glimpse at Google's new Live Wallpapers for the Pixel 2 during their event and now the wallpapers can be yours on just about any Android device. All you have to do is sideload them.
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Google's 30-Day Trade-In Time Starts When New Phone Is Received

5 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

For those planning on ordering a Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL (and especially for those who have already pre-ordered), it seems as though there was some confusion around the details of the newly-launched trade-in program. Specifically around how long you have to trade in a device. The issue stemmed from the language used by Google in its T&Cs where it states a trade-in value suggested by Google is only good for 30 days from the time the trade-in value is first suggested/agreed. So for example if you agree to a trade-in value with Google today then you only have 30 days from today's date to...
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Pretend you have a Pixel 2 by downloading the new Pixel 2 launcher

Pretend you have a Pixel 2 by downloading the new Pixel 2 launcher

5 days ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

You don't have a Pixel 2 right now, because the release date isn't until next Thursday, October 19th. But with 30 seconds of work and an Android phone, you can pretend like you've got Google's newest flagship, thanks to the release of the Pixel 2 default launcher.
The app, which you can download from an unofficial mirror here , is the new default launcher for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The biggest change is a Google Search bar at the bottom of the screen, and a new Glance widget. Otherwise, it's virtually identical to the old Pixel launcher. Either way, it's almost certainly better than...
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Google cuts USB-C headphone adapter to Apple price

Google cuts USB-C headphone adapter to Apple price

5 days ago   |   By SlashGear

Google's gone to war with Apple with a single accessory, one dongle that connects the past to the future: the headphone jack adapter. This dongle connects to the Pixel 2's USB-C port on one end, and a standard 3.5mm headphone plug on the other. Google's just reduced the price of this dongle from $20 down to $9. This might not...
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Download: Get the new Pixel 2 launcher on your phone

5 days ago   |   By AndroidPhoneFans

The new Pixel launcher can be installed on any device running Android Lollipop or higher. It installs just like any other APK and no root is required.
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IPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, or Pixel 2: Which phone wins the bezel wars?

IPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, or Pixel 2: Which phone wins the bezel wars?

5 days ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

Ever since the original iPhone changed the game in the mobile business, handset makers have tried to offer buyers bigger smartphones, larger screens, and tinier bezels.
Thus, the battle of the bezels isn't new, and some smartphone makers used the screen-to-body ratio as a selling point for a few years now. But 2017 will be remembered as the year of the all-screen smartphone design.
So who's got the smallest, best-looking bezels of them all?
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Google drops price of its USB-C to headphone jack dongle down to $9 from $20

Google drops price of its USB-C to headphone jack dongle down to $9 from $20

5 days ago   |   By The Verge

Google released a new USB-C to 3.5mm dongle following the reveal earlier this month of the headphone jack-less Pixel 2. Although every new Pixel 2 ships with the dongle in the box, a replacement costs $20. That's appalling. Now, it seems Google has realized its dongle error and is dropping the price down to $9, or the same as Apple's Lighting to headphone jack replacement dongle. All is well again in dongle world, phew.
Just a note: Google's dongle isn't for charging and listening to music. If you want to do that, you'll have to buy a much more expensive dongle. Google currently only lists...
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Google's $20 USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter is now $9

Google's $20 USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter is now $9

5 days ago   |   By Android Central

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When Google announced the Pixel 2 on October 4, one of the biggest complaints that fans and customers had was with the company's decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack. Google is one of many companies making the push to Bluetooth and USB Type-C audio solutions, and in an effort to make the transition a bit smoother, Google includes a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter in the box with every Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Although adapters/dongles are never preferable, this is still appreciated on Google's part. However, as anyone that uses phones, laptops, or other gadgets that...
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Google Assistant can finally control Chromecast from your phone

Google Assistant can finally control Chromecast from your phone

5 days ago   |   By Engadget

Google's Assistant app is capable of lots of things, but before today, controlling a cast session by voice wasn't really possible. Android Police reports that now the mobile app can do so, and you can even specify which Chromecast in your house is th...
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The Pixel 2 camera app can be installed on your Nexus or OG Pixel phones

The Pixel 2 camera app can be installed on your Nexus or OG Pixel phones

5 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Earlier today, we showed you how to install the Pixel 2 launcher on certain Android phones. Now, it's the Pixel 2 camera app that can be downloaded on your Nexus or OG Pixel handsets. Keep in mind that some of the features won't work on anything but the Pixel 2 and Google Clips.We are talking about Motion Photos and the AR stickers. In plain English we are talking about the differences between the 4.4 build of Google Camera now available in the Play Store, and version 5.1 that you can install using an APK. (There also is a version 5.0 that does include Motion Photos ...
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Bixby 2.0 is open source, available on additional devices, and sounds more...

Bixby 2.0 is open source, available on additional devices, and sounds more natural

Samsung announced Bixby 2.0 at its annual developer conference, and there's a lot to talk about. Last week, a report surfaced with the claim that Samsung would be announcing a... Read more ...

Moto X4 preorders starting soon, Alexa Moto Mod coming November

Moto X4 preorders starting soon, Alexa Moto Mod coming November

Solid mid-ranger? Check. Confusing Moto Mod? Check. Motorola's announced just a few smartphone this year, and one of them is the Moto X4. The X4 was first announced at IFA in... Read more ...

Google Pixel 2 & Pixel XL 2 Pre-Orders Now SHIPPING!

Google Pixel 2 & Pixel XL 2 Pre-Orders Now SHIPPING!

Paul Briden 18/10/2017 - 12:49pm Google's Pixel 2 pre-orders are now on their way to customers! If you've pre-ordered either model in the new Pixel 2 series then you'll be... Read more ...

Android 7.1.2 Nougat for Nokia 5 with October Android security update...

Android 7.1.2 Nougat for Nokia 5 with October Android security update rolling out now

Nokia 6 received Android 7.1.2 days ago and now Nokia 5 has started to get Android 7.1.2 Nougat update in some markets. We had reported about the possibility of Nokia Android... Read more ...

InXile Entertainment Switches Its Tune And Is Now Exploring Options On The...

InXile Entertainment Switches Its Tune And Is Now Exploring Options On The Switch

If you were worried the Switch doesn't have enough role-playing games, Nintendo is looking out for you. inXile Entertainment, a developer known for its old-school approach to... Read more ...

HTC U11 Plus leaked renders show a glamorous back plate, but rather thick chins

HTC U11 Plus leaked renders show a glamorous back plate, but rather thick chins

HTC U11 Plus may be one of the last flagship smartphones the Taiwanese company will launch on the market after it had sold its mobile division to Google. The smartphone is... Read more ...

Snapchat's dumb dancing hotdog is now an $80 Halloween costume

Snapchat's dumb dancing hotdog is now an $80 Halloween costume

As of today, Snapchat sells three physical products: Spectacles, a charging case for the Spectacles, and a Halloween costume based on its dancing hotdog filter. The company... Read more ...

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained

Forget about Google Assistant, Samsung's new Android flagships, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ launched their own voice assistant called Bixby.It's Samsung's attempt to take... Read more ...

Samsung partners with Google to bring ARCore platform to Galaxy devices

Samsung partners with Google to bring ARCore platform to Galaxy devices

Today, Samsung and Google announced a partnership to bring Google's new ARCore framework to Samsung's line of Galaxy smartphones, uniting the two giants' augmented reality... Read more ...

A California city is launching the first US experiment in basic income - and...

A California city is launching the first US experiment in basic income - and residents will get $6,000 a year

Stockton, California is expected to become the first US city to launch an experiment in universal basic income. For a period of three years, a select group of residents will... Read more ...