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December security patch rolling out to Pixel & Nexus, factory images and OTAs live

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL received its first update to address a handful of bugs with last month's security patch. Since then, more issues have arisen, with the December security patch rolling out today to address them. Meanwhile the Nexus 5X and 6P are still receiving updates for this month.
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Google Pixel 3 eSIM Support Expanded To More Carriers

Google Pixel 3 eSIM Support Expanded To More Carriers

2 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

The Pixel 2 was the first major smartphone from Google to have support for eSIM. The company today announced that it's expanding Pixel 3 eSIM support to more carriers across the globe. The eSIM technology makes getting wireless service as simple as turning on the smartphone. It eliminates the need for going to a store just to get a SIM card and then having to insert it in the device.
Google's aim with eSIM is to bring users instant connectivity across more networks and devices in its ecosystem. This includes Android smartphones, Chromebooks, and smartwatches powered by Wear OS. Customers...
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More carriers to support Pixel 3 eSIM as Google helping build more eSIM Android phones

More carriers to support Pixel 3 eSIM as Google helping build more eSIM Android phones

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

With eSIM technology, users no longer have to manage the tiny-sized card thanks to all the necessary information becoming digitized. Google today announced expanded eSIM support by carriers for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL , while also helping manufacturers create eSIM-capable Android devices.
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Deal: iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR are now up to $150 cheaper

Deal: iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR are now up to $150 cheaper

2 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

If you need to buy an Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR on Verizon or Sprint, Best Buy has a deal that you should know of. The retailer lets you save up to $150 on these new Apple smartphones as long as you're buying them on qualifying plans with long-term agreements. Saving won't be instant, instead being reflected in reduced monthly payments over the life of the device - 24 months on either Verizon or Sprint.
Interestingly, this new Best Buy deal is valid only for Verizon and Sprint customers who want to upgrade an existing line, so new lines do not ...
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Cam Compare: Pixel 3 Night Sight vs Mate 20 Pro Night Mode

Cam Compare: Pixel 3 Night Sight vs Mate 20 Pro Night Mode

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Arguably two of the very best night photography modes on any devices currently available are Google's Night Sight and Huawei's Night Mode. The people's champion has to be Night Sight on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but that doesn't mean the Huawei Mate 20 Pro's camera is a slouch. Night Mode on the Mate 20 Pro is very impressive in its own right. more...
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Google Pixel 3 comes with a free Pixel Stand and extra earbuds w/ Google Store purchase

Google Pixel 3 comes with a free Pixel Stand and extra earbuds w/ Google Store purchase

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Google has had a lot of killer deals and offers with its new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL lately. Now, in the aftermath of Black Friday, Google is offering up a new Pixel 3 offer which tosses in a free Pixel Stand and set of earbuds into the box.
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So, which phone do you like more: iPhone XS Max or Pixel 3 XL?

So, which phone do you like more: iPhone XS Max or Pixel 3 XL?

2 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

So, two huge companies have already announced their major phones. We are talking about Apple and Google, of course, and their iPhone XS Max and Pixel 3 XL - the biggest and baddest devices both of these tech behemoths have to offer in 2018. And both of these were controversy generators at the time of launch - Apple's iPhone XS Max starts at $1,100 and tops out at $1,450, which by itself was enough to draw criticism (altho it doesn't look like it's repelling buyers way too much.
Google, on the other hand, was berated for going the "notch" way and did so with a big, bold, and brutally...
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Deal: Save $90 on Bose's expensive QC35 II wireless noise-canceling headphones

Deal: Save $90 on Bose's expensive QC35 II wireless noise-canceling headphones

Sony WH1000XM3 and Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless noise-canceling headphones are direct competitors in the United States. They are available for the same price when not on sale... Read more ...

Bombshell report accuses Huawei of using questionable tactics to copy...

Bombshell report accuses Huawei of using questionable tactics to copy Apple's technology

Reverse engineering is when a company takes apart a product made by a rival to discover how the product is made. This is not necessarily illegal, depending on the country and... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy S10 early hands-on video leaks confirming most of what we...

Samsung Galaxy S10 early hands-on video leaks confirming most of what we already know

We thought the Pixel 3 might have been the most leaked device in the history of smartphones, but the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 might be running it close. Now an early... Read more ...

Ceramic Galaxy S10+ With 512GB Storage Coming As Well; New Prices Leak

Ceramic Galaxy S10+ With 512GB Storage Coming As Well; New Prices Leak

Roland Quandt, a well-known tipster, reports that a 512GB storage variant of the Ceramic Samsung Galaxy S10+ will also be available in some markets. He notes that the phone... Read more ...

TCL's Foldable Smartphone Could Bend Into A Smartwatch

TCL's Foldable Smartphone Could Bend Into A Smartwatch

TCL, the budget TV company that also makes smartphones under the BlackBerry Mobile and Alcatel brands, seems to be working on foldable smartphones as well. One of its concepts... Read more ...

Android Pie update rolling out to unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in US...

Android Pie update rolling out to unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in US w/ January 2019 security patch

Anyone with an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ in the US should now be getting a taste of the Android Pie update with all that One UI goodness thrown in on top. more... Read more ...

ZTE has a 'new Axon' device and a 'new 5G flagship' coming to MWC 2019

ZTE has a 'new Axon' device and a 'new 5G flagship' coming to MWC 2019

It looks like the Axon 9 Pro is about to get a sequel already We're only a week away from the official start of MWC 2019, but as if our schedule weren't already overloaded with... Read more ...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Kenwood 7-inch CarPlay Receiver $374, Powerbeats3...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Kenwood 7-inch CarPlay Receiver $374, Powerbeats3 Wireless Earbuds $90, iPhone 7/6s/Plus from $170, more

9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay up to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don't forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys... Read more ...

LG V50 ThinQ leak shows off 5G connectivity, launch w/ LG G8 ThinQ at MWC...

LG V50 ThinQ leak shows off 5G connectivity, launch w/ LG G8 ThinQ at MWC confirmed

For the past few years, LG has struggled to get traction going with its smartphones. As MWC approaches, we're expecting a new flagship from the company in the form of the LG G8... Read more ...

Google Pixel 3 deals slashed ahead of S10 release - from only £18 per month

Google Pixel 3 deals slashed ahead of S10 release - from only £18 per month

The arrival of a brand new flagship phone from Samsung is a real double whammy when it comes to mobile phone deals. Firstly, there's the expectation and conjecture about the... Read more ...