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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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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Samsung offers instant $300 discount on any Galaxy S10 phone with qualified...

Samsung offers instant $300 discount on any Galaxy S10 phone with qualified trade

Samsung's $550 trade-in deal for the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ is over. But that doesn't mean that Samsung doesn't have a deal for you. If you have a qualified... Read more ...

Alphabet Scoop 050: Google Pixel 3a cometh, Nest Hub Max, Galaxy Fold folds

Alphabet Scoop 050: Google Pixel 3a cometh, Nest Hub Max, Galaxy Fold folds

This week we talk about more Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL which just got a street date, Nest Hub Max and some Google Home stuff and the Galaxy Fold's fold. Alphabet Scoop is... Read more ...

ProBeat: Samsung must delay the Galaxy Fold, or it will fail

ProBeat: Samsung must delay the Galaxy Fold, or it will fail

Samsung Galaxy Fold screens are failing for some reviewers. Samsung still plans to launch the foldable phone on April 26, but it should be delayed. Read more ...

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An updated entry made yesterday to a post on the Facebook blog reveals that the company left millions of Instagram passwords in a "readable format." Originally, Facebook said... Read more ...

Should iPhone owners envy Samsung's Galaxy Fold? Video reveals many issues...

Should iPhone owners envy Samsung's Galaxy Fold? Video reveals many issues beyond screen damage

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold I was admittedly jealous as an iPhone user, and I wasn't alone. The device has created lots of interest in foldable smartphones, with many... Read more ...

Best Apple Watch apps to download in 2019

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The Apple Watch is not only the best-selling smartwatch in the world right now - it has outsold the entire industry of Swiss “normal” watches in Q4 2017! That's huge and... Read more ...

Snazzy BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition launches in the US at an arguably...

Snazzy BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition launches in the US at an arguably excessive price

The "new" BlackBerry device unveiled way back in February is finally up for grabs stateside for QWERTY nostalgics and fans of fiery red phones. Of course, the BlackBerry KEY2... Read more ...

Amazon launches ad-supported music streaming service to compete with Spotify

Amazon launches ad-supported music streaming service to compete with Spotify

Started as a rumor a few days ago, Amazon's new Spotify competitor has been recently made official. This would be Amazon's third music service after Music Unlimited and Prime... Read more ...

Alcatel Avalon V

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Alcatel Avalon V is an entry-level Android smartphone. It has a Snapdragon 425 processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB expandable storage. The 5.3-inch display has a 2:1 aspect ratio... Read more ...

Google hilariously botches Pixel 3 refund process, sending someone 10 pink...

Google hilariously botches Pixel 3 refund process, sending someone 10 pink units by mistake

While decent Pixel 3 discounts have been relatively easy to come by over the past few months at both the official online Google Store and third-party retailers like Best Buy... Read more ...