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Google Releases OTA & Factory Images For Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL

3 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

In short: Google has now released factory and OTA images for its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets, allowing users to flash a completely clean stock build to their handsets. Files are available for both the factory unlocked and Verizon variations. The primary difference between the two is that the carrier version comes with a locked bootloader to prevent flashing custom firmware but downloading and installing the wrong variant can cause issues. So Google has clearly marked each Verizon version at the official download page. In the meantime, the Google Pixel 3 can be found on either factory...
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Verizon Halts Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL SIM-Locking

3 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

In brief: Verizon is understood to now be in the process of removing the SIM-locking requirement associated with the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. However, it remains unclear whether this is a temporary change or one which will be in effect permanently going forward with the two new Pixel phones. On the use of SIM-locking in general, Verizon representatives have been quoted saying the carrier is “ assessing where it will be implemented in the future .” The information on this comes from statements from Verizon provided to media outlets, including Droid Life .
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Verizon Pixel 3 models must be activated first on Big Red before inserting SIM from other carriers

Verizon Pixel 3 models must be activated first on Big Red before inserting SIM from other carriers

3 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Before you go to Best Buy to purchase a Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, keep in mind that all Verizon variants of the phone are SIM locked to the carrier, and must be activated first on Verizon before a SIM card from another carrier is inserted. Once a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL is activated, Verizon will unlock the device overnight. This is a new policy from the nation's largest carrier, and is not limited to the Pixel 3 series.
UPDATE: Verizon has temporarily removed the automatic overnight unlock on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The company plans on reinstating it in the ...
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First Pixel 3 Units Ship, Followed By Customer Complaints

3 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

In short: Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL pre-orders officially began shipping this week and already complaints about bugs are appearing on the official Google Pixel User Community forums. The message boards aren't immediately flooding with users filing reports and it is still too early to tell exactly how widespread any given problem might be, but there do seem to be quite a few issues to watch out for. The most common of those appears to be tied to the smartphones' respective camera features. Specifically, several users have complained that the camera is not saving every photo they take...
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162: Pixel 3 ‘Voice Match' and Verizon locked, $40 for Google apps in EU | 9to5Google Daily

162: Pixel 3 ‘Voice Match' and Verizon locked, $40 for Google apps in EU | 9to5Google Daily

3 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Today we've got a couple Pixel 3 stories about it losing Voice Match to be replaced with personal Assistant results, Verizon Pixel 3s are locked, Google charging $40 per phone for its apps in the EU, and some deals.
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Behind the Scenes video shows the Pixel 3 in action recording Eminem's NYC performance

Behind the Scenes video shows the Pixel 3 in action recording Eminem's NYC performance

3 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Earlier this week, we showed you the official video of Eminem's performance inside and outside the Empire State Building, recorded in part by the new Google Pixel 3. The clip was played on Jimmy Kimmel's late night show, and featured the rapper "singing" the title tune from the movie Venom. Prior to the release of the video, Google had said that there would be a "Behind the Scenes" clip filmed entirely on the Pixel 3. That video has now been released.
In the video, we can see the ...
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Google Pixel 3 Backordered At Verizon, Pre-Orders Should Ship By End Of October

3 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

In short: The Google Pixel 3 officially launched yesterday in a number of countries, including the US where it is being sold at Google Store, Best Buy and Verizon. We found out that the units being sold at Best Buy are actually SIM locked to Verizon. And now we are finding out that some pre-orders are not being delivered just yet. Some users got a delivery estimate of October 18 when they put in their order, the day the device was announced. But the devices haven't shipped yet. According to Verizon's customer service on Twitter , the device is “quite popular” and expects all pre-orders to...
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Xiaomi Foldable smartphone shown off on video

Xiaomi Foldable smartphone shown off on video

Samsung are announcing their foldable smartphone next month and now it looks like we may also see the new Xiaomi Foldable smartphone some time soon. A video has appeared online... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Sport pops up online ahead of launch

Samsung Galaxy Sport pops up online ahead of launch

The Samsung Galaxy Sport smartwatch has taken another step closer to reality after the wearable was spotted on the FCC website in the US, signaling its potential imminent... Read more ...

Indie developer adds Pixel 3 XL support for Google's open source Android...

Indie developer adds Pixel 3 XL support for Google's open source Android successor

Even though Google called the Fuchsia mobile operating system that it is working on just "one of many experimental open source projects," there has been talk that it will some... Read more ...

Apple Pay Coming to Target, Taco Bell, and More

Apple Pay Coming to Target, Taco Bell, and More

Apple announced that the number of merchants that support Apple Pay is expanding. Apple says that seventy-four of the top 100 US merchants now accept Apple Pay. Target, Taco... Read more ...

Improved Dark mode coming to Twitter

Improved Dark mode coming to Twitter

Unhappy with the current Dark mode on Twitter? The feature, which is actually called Night mode on the app, gives users the options of using a dark background with white text... Read more ...

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ might actually use a different name

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ might actually use a different name

For the past two years, Samsung's largest Galaxy S models have included the ‘Plus' moniker in their names. But come February 20th, this could all change according to one... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy S10+ says "cheese" again

Samsung Galaxy S10+ says "cheese" again

Whether its called the Samsung Galaxy S10+ or Samsung Galaxy S10 Pro as a rumor suggested today, Sammy's top-of-the-line Galaxy S handset is shaping up to be a beast, at least... Read more ...

Affordable TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 smartwatches now available in the U.S

Affordable TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 smartwatches now available in the U.S

Two weeks ago, Mobvoi unveiled two new smartwatches, the TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2, but didn't provide any details about availability and prices. Today, the company announced... Read more ...

It's happening: Apple Pay finally adds Target support, also coming to Taco...

It's happening: Apple Pay finally adds Target support, also coming to Taco Bell soon

Things have been awfully quiet on the US expansion front for Apple Pay since CVS pharmacies started embracing the digital wallet service nationwide back in October, which could... Read more ...

Apple releasing watchOS 5.1.3, iOS 12.1.3 for iPhone, iPad and HomePod later...

Apple releasing watchOS 5.1.3, iOS 12.1.3 for iPhone, iPad and HomePod later today

Two weeks after releasing the latest watchOS 5.1.3 developer beta , Apple is releasing its final version for consumers later today. The release notes only mention bug fixes... Read more ...