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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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?

5 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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Report says in-display version of Touch ID will return to the Apple iPhone...

Report says in-display version of Touch ID will return to the Apple iPhone next year

Apple purchased biometric company AuthenTec back in 2012 for $356 million. The next year, the iPhone 5s was launched and was the first iOS device equipped with the Touch ID... Read more ...

OnePlus 7 Pro users complain about a 'ghostly presence' tapping on their screen

OnePlus 7 Pro users complain about a 'ghostly presence' tapping on their screen

If you own a OnePlus 7 Pro and have been plagued by a touchscreen that seems to be receiving inputs from a ghost, don't worry. You're not going crazy. Some OnePlus 7 Pro owners... Read more ...

This week's top stories: Huawei cut off from US tech, Pixel vs ‘Phone X', more

This week's top stories: Huawei cut off from US tech, Pixel vs ‘Phone X', more

In this week's top stories: Huawei has been cut off from a variety of US tech including the Google Play Store, Google draws another sharp comparison between the Pixel 3a and... Read more ...

Google wants Android phones and Chromebooks working more closely together

Google wants Android phones and Chromebooks working more closely together

You've already got several options when it comes to linking an Android phone with a Chrome OS laptop , but it's not on the same scale as, say, Apple MacBooks and iPhones. Now... Read more ...

Our top five Bank Holiday SIM only deals: from £3.99p/m up to huge data SIMO...

Our top five Bank Holiday SIM only deals: from £3.99p/m up to huge data SIMO deals

Like many of the best pairings in life - fish and chips, Batman and Robin, man and his dog - we can't help but feel like the market's incredible selection of SIM only deals... Read more ...

Deal: Save 50% on Bose's SoundSport in-ear headphones at Walmart

Deal: Save 50% on Bose's SoundSport in-ear headphones at Walmart

The Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones are the perfect companion for those who like to do jogging on a regular basis, as well as active people in general. They usually cost... Read more ...

Deal: Sony's best premium noise-canceling headphones get another price drop

Deal: Sony's best premium noise-canceling headphones get another price drop

The WH-1000XM3 are most likely Sony's epitome of quality when it comes to audio technology. The noise-canceling wireless headphones are quite expensive, but they are well worth... Read more ...

Huawei barred from using SD memory cards in its smartphones

Huawei barred from using SD memory cards in its smartphones

Although Huawei has been given a reprieve from the initial punishment imposed by the United States, it looks like the Chinese company is close to losing its smartphone... Read more ...

Using vision accessibility features on Apple Watch

Using vision accessibility features on Apple Watch

Yes, there are vision accessibility features on Apple Watch. There's been a lot of discussion over the years about accessibility and iPhone. Often missed are the many... Read more ...

Verizon is the first US carrier to update the LG V40 ThinQ to Android 9.0 Pie

Verizon is the first US carrier to update the LG V40 ThinQ to Android 9.0 Pie

Despite the fact that T-Mobile teased the upcoming release of the LG V40 ThinQ Android 9.0 Pie update about two weeks ago, Verizon is actually the first US carrier to offer the... Read more ...