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Samsung Doubles Down On Notch Hate With Google Pixel 3 Mockery

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

In short: Samsung Mobile is doubling down on its stance that notches are hideous and deserve all the hate that a vocal portion of the tech enthusiast community has been giving them since those cutouts started being commercialized late last year. In response to this week's launch of Google's Pixel 3 XL, Samsung's marketing team took to Twitter to mock Alphabet's subsidiary and its latest Android flagship, proclaiming that “you could land a plane on it.” The comment was made in reference to the smartphone's notch that's the largest such cutout on the market, not accounting for the new...
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Best Buy has a slew of refurbished phones on sale today only, Galaxy S9 and Pixel 2 XL included

Best Buy has a slew of refurbished phones on sale today only, Galaxy S9 and Pixel 2 XL included

2 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

If you're in the market for a new phone, but you're not adamant on it being brand-new, unused and untouched, Best Buy has quite a few interesting certified refurbished “deals of the day.”
These are all good for 24 hours only, although you may need to be even more expeditious than that, as four devices are already sold out at the time of this writing. You'll probably not want to miss out on the chance to purchase a Verizon-locked Samsung Galaxy S9+ for $649.99 in Lilac Purple, Midnight Black, Coral Blue, or the Best Buy-exclusive Sunrise Gold color option.
Meanwhile, the 64GB ...
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Poll results: the Pixel 3 XL notch is an eyesore

Poll results: the Pixel 3 XL notch is an eyesore

2 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

So, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are out and they are pretty much exactly what the leaks kept showing us for months prior. This includes that notch on the Pixel 3 XL, which many were hoping is not real... there was even a rumor that Google is hiding a special Pixel 3 Ultra up its sleeve - a phone with a huge display and no notch or chin to speak of.
Nope...
There is a huge group of people out there that absolutely hate the cutout on the Pixel 3 XL. But we wondered: is it a vocal minority, or is it true that most people hate it? So, we ran a poll.
Will the results shock you?
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Pixel 3 camera tidbits: Pixel Visual Core tasks, Google's opinion on dual-cameras, Night Sight details, more

Pixel 3 camera tidbits: Pixel Visual Core tasks, Google's opinion on dual-cameras, Night Sight details, more

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

As usual, the focus of Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones is the camera. Rick Osterloh even said when presenting the devices that the company had “built the best camera, and put it in the most helpful phone.” Now, a few days after the event, we're still digging up bits of information on the camera. Here are a few more Pixel 3 camera details you might not have known.
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All new Pixel 3 features that are coming to the Pixel 2, and a few that are not

All new Pixel 3 features that are coming to the Pixel 2, and a few that are not

2 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

The Pixel 2 started at $649, and, tellingly enough, kept the same price even after the Pixel 3 and 3 XL announcement. Why is that? Well, the new phone starts off at $799, that's why, so its predecessor now looks like a relative bargain.
What will you gain if you get the new Pixel 3 instead of the Pixel 2, and is it worth the extra $150? It depends whether you are buying a new one, or already have a Pixel 2 or 2 XL, then the equation changes dramatically.
This is why we made a list of all the new Pixel 3 and 3 XL ...
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Despite Bland Appearance, Google's Pixel 3 Camera Makes It Worth A Second Look

Despite Bland Appearance, Google's Pixel 3 Camera Makes It Worth A Second Look

2 monthes ago   |   By Inquisitr

Some have accused Google of phoning it in when it comes to the industrial design of their first-party products. This has been especially true for the Pixel smartphone line. Each Pixel has looked like a cross between the iPhone and the phones of whatever OEM that produced it.
This year is no exception. The most recognizable feature of the Pixel 3 is a prominent notch at the top of the phone that houses two selfie cameras. It is reminiscent of the iPhone X-style notch that was introduced last year to much negativity by the tech press. Since then, it is surprising to see a new smartphone...
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LifeProof NËXT Case For Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Now Available

LifeProof NËXT Case For Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Now Available

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

In short: LifeProof has now announced the launch of new cases in its NËXT series, designed to help owners of Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL flagships keep their device safe without adding too much bulk or weight. As with other protective cases in the series, the new cases are touted as drop proof from up to 6.6-feet, as well as offering water, snow, dust, and debris protection provided by IP-5X-certified port blocking. Weight for the smaller Google Pixel 3 version is set at 46.76 grams, compared to the Google Pixel 3 XL variant at 53.82 grams. In terms of design, the main body of each...
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Here's How to Hide the Pixel 3 XL's Uncommonly Large Notch

2 monthes ago   |   By Techno Buffalo


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Latest Pixel Launcher update for Android 9 Pie ready

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Community

The Pixel 3 has arrived and we're curious how the Pixel Launcher will be similar and different from the previous version. We're particularly interested in the Google Assistant because a preview removed the voice icon. In some leaks though, a new Assistant button was spotted instead. With the new version of the launcher, expect some...
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Google Camera app on Pixel 3 updated with new UI, ready for Android 9 Pie

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Community

Aside from the Pixel Launcher, the Google Camera app is getting an upgrade. These updates are rolling out ever since the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL's official launch. The Camera app on the Pixel 3 gets RAW support, a new user interface, and a new panorama mode. This is just one of the many...
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You Can Hide Google Pixel 3 XL's Notch Via Developer Options

2 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

In Short: If you really can't stand notches, and are planning to purchase the Google Pixel 3 XL, well, there's a way to hide the notch , even though the solution is not exactly obvious. If you'd like to hide the Pixel 3 XL's notch, you'll need to head over to Developer Settings, and we'll guide you through the procedure. If your developer settings are not enabled , you'll need to head over to ‘System', then hit ‘About phone', and scroll down until you see your ‘Build number'. Once you're there, tap the build number field seven times, until you see the ‘you are now a developer' text pop up...
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Samsung mocks Google Pixel 3 XL notch on Twitter, pointing out 'not everyone is born to lead'

Samsung mocks Google Pixel 3 XL notch on Twitter, pointing out 'not everyone is born to lead'

2 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

If you're not following the official Twitter account of Samsung Mobile's US branch, you may want to start doing that and check the replies for some scathing remarks about the competition.
Of course, this is a company that's been getting attention for years with publicity stunts deriding Apple for various divisive design decisions and a general lack of innovation, so it's hardly surprising to see it throw jabs at Google in the wake of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL announcement.
If anything, we're surprised Samsung wasn't more vocal about its animosity towards the universally scorned ...
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Best Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL cases: from thin to rugged

Best Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL cases: from thin to rugged

2 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are finally here. After being leaked to death for months, especially the XL model, Google finally took the stage earlier this week to unveil its latest Android flagships. Although we knew a lot about them already , there were still some surprises to be had.
Many people were hoping that the company would announce a third, "Ultra" model of the Pixel 3 with no bezels and a truly bezel-less design, but this didn't happen. But Ultra Pixel or no, when you get your hands ...
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Samsung can't get its social media teams to stop using iPhones

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Tony Hawk games have had one heck of a history on mobile, with rumblings of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 for iPhone starting all the way back in 2009. When it hit the App Store in... Read more ...

Google Assistant can now speak in Australian and British accents

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Back in May, Google introduced six new voices to Google Assistant, bringing up the total of available choices to eight. Now, two new voices, or rather accents, are joining the... Read more ...

Qualcomm wants China's ban to include iPhone XS/XS Max and iPhone XR; ITC to...

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Google Assistant gaining Australian and British voices on Android, Home...

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