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Google Pixel 3 software makes display corners rounder in the name of symmetry

7 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Much like the Pixel 3 XL, the regular Google Pixel 3 makes use of a new display that has been praised significantly due to its improvements over last year's Pixel 2 panel. However, from the looks of things, Google isn't entirely happy with it.
As spotted by a Reddit user, it appears Google is using software trickery to make the Pixel 3's display corners slightly rounder. This appears to help the panel better match the shape of the smartphone itself and also brings it in line with Google's latest Material Design guidelines. Thus, ...
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This week's top stories: Pixel 3 review, RED Hydrogen One hands-on, new Huawei devices, more

This week's top stories: Pixel 3 review, RED Hydrogen One hands-on, new Huawei devices, more

7 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

In this week's top stories: We review Google's latest smartphones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Huawei launches three new smartphones and more, we spend some hands-on time with the RED Hydrogen One, and more.
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Google Pixel 3 unboxing and first impressions

Google Pixel 3 unboxing and first impressions

7 monthes ago   |   By Phandroid

By now, you're probably well aware that the Pixel 3 is available for purchase from Google, Verizon and Best Buy here in the US and dozens of other retailers across the globe. We were not given a review unit by Google, so we had to go out and buy ours on launch day. We actually had a few issues getting the model we wanted. The Verizon store we went to only had the Google Pixel XL in black and the Best Buy we purchased our Pixel 3 from only has the Not Pink color option. They were kind enough to have a Black Pixel 3 sent over from another Best Buy .
Pixel 3 unboxing
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Google Pixel 3 XL plays HDR video in 1440p at 60fps

Google Pixel 3 XL plays HDR video in 1440p at 60fps

7 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

There are a few things you'll find on the Google Pixel 3 XL that you won't see on the Pixel 3, Pixel 2 or the Pixel 2 XL. Besides the notch, of course. One is 1440p HDR video playback at 60 frames per second. You won't find this on the Pixel 3 or Pixel 2 because both sport a 1080p screen, and it is not offered on last year's Pixel 2 XL. All of these phones max out HDR playback at 1080p60fps.
You might recall that last year Google removed 1440p HDR video playback from the YouTube app as there were complaints about dropped frames. This year, the Alphabet unit brought back 1440p ...
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Android Q beta now available for OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro

Android Q beta now available for OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro

Here is some good news for developers and risk takers who just purchased the OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7 Pro. The latest Android Q beta is now available for the phones. OnePlus... Read more ...

Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL users are reporting random shut downs

Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL users are reporting random shut downs

Thanks to its terrific camera and mid-range price point, Google's new Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones have been fairly well-received by the public, however, that hasn't been the... Read more ...

Latest ‘Phone X' ad compares Apple Maps to Google Maps AR on Pixel 3a

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Google this year has ramped up Pixel advertising by directly targeting the iPhone and highlighting Night Sight. The “Phone X” campaign is now going after Apple Maps with AR... Read more ...

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Google once again points out a feature the Pixel 3a has and the iPhone XS...

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Huawei ban causes trade-ins to surge as news breaks of Android block

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Apple Cash: How to require manual acceptance for payments

Apple Cash: How to require manual acceptance for payments

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Most New GM Vehicles To Get Over-The-Air Updates By 2023

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General Motors announced today that most of its global models will be capable of receiving over-the-air software updates by 2023. The manufacturer is deploying new electrical... Read more ...

Huawei: Honor 20 series will receive security updates despite restrictions

Huawei: Honor 20 series will receive security updates despite restrictions

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Deal: Grab a refurbished, unlocked Apple iPhone 7 128GB for just $230 at Woot

Deal: Grab a refurbished, unlocked Apple iPhone 7 128GB for just $230 at Woot

Probably the first deal of the week aimed at Apple fans comes from Woot and has the iPhone 7 128GB on sale for just $230. As the title says, this is a refurbished product that... Read more ...