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November Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices

August's Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices
Every month, Google posts a new security update for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android security update for November 2017 are already live for a number of devices.

Google has posted both the OTA’s and the factory images for the selected Nexus or Pixel devices. The supported devices includes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel and Pixel XL.


For now, we have November Security Firmware files based on Android 8.0.0 Oreo for Pixel 2 (OPD1.170816.018, OPD2.170816.015, OPD3.170816.016), Pixel and Pixel XL (OPR1.170623.032, OPR3.170623.013), Pixel C (OPR1.170623.032), Nexus 6P (OPR5.170623.011), Nexus 5X (OPR6.170623.023), and Nexus Player (OPR2.170623.027).
Note that for the Google Pixel, OPR1.170623.032 is for Project Fi and Canad, while OPR3.170623.013 is for everyone else. For Google Pixel 2 OPD2.170816.015 is for DTAG, OPD3.170816.016 for Verizon, and OPD1.170816.018 is for everyone else.

You can grab Factory Image or OTA file at the links below.

Links: Factory Image | OTA File

Android 8.1 Oreo for Pixel Phones will be available in Coming Weeks

Just a few days back Google updated the Android SDK Build-Tools to version 26.0.2 with support for Android 8.1 and today along with the Pixel Visual Core announcement, the company also announced that an Android 8.1 update is coming in a few weeks for its Pixel Smartphones.


In the coming weeks, we will enable Pixel Visual Core as a developer option in the developer preview of Android Oreo 8.1 (MR1). Later, we will enable it to all third-party apps using the Android Camera API, giving them access to the Pixel 2’s HDR+ technology.


That means the Developer preview for Android 8.1 Oreo (MR1) will be available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL in the Coming weeks. Google might also bring new features including Pixel 2 exclusive stuffs for 2016 Pixel devices along with the Android 8.1 Update.

That said, there's no exact date yet for when Google will release the Android 8.1 Operating System. We'll let you know once we get more information regarding this.

Via: Droid-Life

Download Pixel 2 Camera App with Motion Photo for Google Pixel and Pixel XL

There's no denying that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL comes with one of the best Smartphone Camera Sensor. But what makes the Pixel 2 Camera excel at taking photos is the Google Camera Application.

The latest Pixel 2 Camera app features Motion Photo, Face Retouching, Portrait Mode and other cool stuffs. The Good News is that you can now install the Pixel 2 Camera app and use most its feature on your 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL.


The Motion Photos are very short video clip. Pixel 2 Camera app comes with three settings, "Motion off," "Motion auto," and "Motion on," which control when Motion Photos are captured.

Also Read: Google Pixel 2 Launcher now available to Download

The APK weighs in at around 64.3MB and can be downloaded from the below link. Note that you won't get all the Pixel 2 Camera features, but Motion Photo, Face Retouching and the exposure lock works perfectly.

Download: Pixel 2 Camera App | XDA

Pixel 2 vs. Pixel 2 XL: 3 key differences

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are now official with Best rated Smartphone camera, enhanced features such as an Active Edge, and front facing stereo speakers. The Pixel 2 XL is exactly a carbon copy of the Pixel 2 with few upgrades. In this article we will talk about Key differences that you will find in Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL.

Display: The Google Pixel 2 comes with 5.0" FHD AMOLED Display with 2.5D Curved Gorilla Glass 5 Protection. However, the Pixel 2 XL features a FullScreen 6.0" QHD+ pOLED with 3D Curved Gorilla Glass 5 Protection


Color: The Google Pixel 2 is available in three rich color variants including Just Black, Clearly White, and Kinda Blue. The Pixel 2 XL, on the other hand is only available in Just Black, and Black-White color options.

Battery: You get 2700 mAh battery with the Pixel 2 and 3520 mAh battery with the Pixel 2 XL. Both of the Smartphones provides 7 hours of go with 15 minutes of charge.

That said, these are few of the key changes you'll find between the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Which one would you choose? Let us know in the below Comment section.

Here's another look at Google Pixel 2 XL and Google Home Mini

Google is hosting an event on October 4 at 9 a.m. Pacific to show off its new hardware to take us through 2017. We are expecting Google's 2017 flagship phones called Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google Home Mini and Daydream.


Following a series of leaks that we shared with you earlier, here's another image of the $50 Google Home Mini Assistant along with the Pixel 2 XL (Via Walmart listing).

The listing also reveals the codename of Google Home Mini “joplin". There's still a lot that we don't know about Home Mini. However, it do tell us the size which is 4.53 x 4.53 x 4.72 inches. Surprisingly, Walmart’s listing also gives us another look at the Pixel 2 XL, this time with the screen on and the Google Home app open.

The LG-made Pixel 2 XL will feature a 5.99-inch display (18:9) with a 1440p OLED panel provided by LG, Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It will be available with 64GB or 128GB storage.

Via 9to5Google

Google Pixel 2 Leak Reveals Almost Everything

Google Pixel 2 Leak Reveals Almost Everything
2017 gave us few popular and innovative devices like the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X, OnePlus 5, and the Nokia 8. From big screens to great performance, each phone has a lot to offer. Well, they aren't your only option, We've the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL coming tomorrow (October 4).

Google is hosting an event on October 4 at 9 a.m. Pacific to show off its new hardware to take us through 2017. We are expecting Google's 2017 flagship phones called Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google Home and Daydream.


Following a series of leaks that we shared with you earlier, Thanks to Evan Blass of VentureBeat, we now have the final high-quality photos and information of Google's stunning new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

The LG-made Pixel 2 XL will feature a 5.99-inch display (18:9) with a 1440p OLED panel provided by LG, Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. It will be available with 64GB or 128GB storage. The 64GB model will cost $849, while the 128GB model will jump to $949. You'll also get financing option. The 64GB Pixel 2 XL will cost $35.38/mo over 24 months and the 128GB version will jump to $39.54/mo.
Google Pixel 2 Leak Reveals Almost Everything
The HTC-made Pixel 2 with old 16:9 aspect ratio will be available in Kinda Blue, Just Black, and Clearly White. It will be available starting $649 for 64GB of storage while the 128GB variant would cost $749.

VentureBeat also reports that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will sport different launch dates, with the Pixel 2 being available on October 19th, and the Pixel 2 XL coming on November 15th.

Source: VentureBeat

October Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices

August's Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices
Every month, Google posts a new security update for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android security update for October 2017 are already live for a number of devices.

Google has posted both the OTA’s and the factory images for the selected Nexus or Pixel devices. The supported devices includes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL.


For now, we have October Security Firmware files based on Android 8.0.0 Oreo for the Pixel and Pixel XL (OPR1.170623.027, OPR3.170623.008), Pixel C (OPR1.170623.027), Nexus 6P (OPR5.170623.007), Nexus 5X (OPR4.170623.009).

Nexus 6 (N6F27M, NGI77B) and Nexus 9 (N4F27P, N9F27M) gets October security patch based on Android 7.1.1.

Note that for the Google Pixel, OPR1.170623.027 is for Project Fi and Canad, while OPR3.170623.008 is for everyone else.

You can grab Factory Image or OTA file at the links below.

Links: Factory Image | OTA File

Pixel 2 details leaked with APK teardown

Pixel 2 details confirmed with APK teardown
Google is widely expected to unveil the much-anticipated Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 on October 4th during an event. The Pixel 2(s) specs and design is no longer a mystery, as the device have been already leaked multiple times.

Just like the HTC U11 Edge Sense (Squeeze), the Pixel 2 will be having an Active Edge which will likely make use of the squeezable sides. According to a teardown of the Google app 7.12 APK by 9To5Google, Pixel 2 users will be able to access Google app as well as activate Google Assistant using Active Edge.


I addition to the Active Edge, Google plans to update the Google Assistant with Routines that will enable multi-action initiation, but without having to actually issue a command for each action. This feature also allows various smart products around the home to interact using Google Assistant.

Lastly, You'll be able to change the voice for Google Assistant. Currently Google Assistant is only usable with one voice and can’t be altered but that seems to be changing in the near future. Thoughts?


Pixel XL 2 from Google Passes FCC Certification, Reveals Additional Details

Pixel XL 2 from Google Passes FCC Certification, Reveals Additional Details
The entire world is looking for next Google flagship smartphones the Next-Gen Pixel and Pixel XL to release at the earliest, but one has to wait until this October to get hands on it. And leaks about the phone are keeping you at bay, especially about the design and features.

We have already seen our first potential look at what to expect from the Pixel XL 2. Now the device just got certified through the FCC, revealing additional details.


The Pixel XL 2 will feature model no. G011C. The listing also confirms that LG is indeed making it. Apart from the model number and manufacturer confirmation, there's nothing much else.

The Pixel 2 will look a lot different from the Pixel XL 2 in terms of front design. The Pixel XL 2 will be having a 2:1 Full vision display while the Standard Pixel 2 will feature huge chin to the top and the bottom, just like the 2016 Pixel phones.

That said, Google plans to launch the duo-Pixel(s) on October 4th during an event. We’ll let you know if we find anything else before the launch.

Source: Fcc | Via: Droid-Life

September Security OTA update hits Pixel and Nexus Devices

September Security OTA update hits Pixel and Nexus Devices
Every month, Google releases a new security update for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android security update for September 2017 is now live for a number of devices.

Pixel and Pixel XL users on Verizon are reportedly receiving a new update with build OPR3.170623.007 with 2017-09-01 Security Patch. Non-Verizon users are also getting the latest Security update, so that means it's clearly a wider rollout going on.


Few users are getting "Android 7.1.2" titled update, which is actually is Android 8.0 Oreo with the September security patches.

Along with the Duo Pixels, Nexuses are also getting the September security patch. We've seen the update coming to the Nexus 6P.

Google hasn't updated its Developer site with OTA and Firmware Images. We'll let you know once the Firmware files are out.

This Pixel 2 concept is the phone we want Google to build

In 2016 we saw some incredible decisions taken by some of the reputed companies over the globe. One such decision that stands out from every other is that Google releasing their own smartphones. The Google Pixel phones were the search giant's first attempt to take on the Apple iPhone.

And, they succeeded in doing that. The Pixel XL is widely regarded as the best smartphone of 2016 and best camera smartphone of all time. However, as the same case with every other smartphone, the both the Pixels were criticized for their poor design language and lack of waterproofing.

Now, Designer R.Batinic has come up with an exciting new concept of Google's next flagship.The phone’s fingerprint scanner is placed on the back, just like current Google Pixel. It has a dual camera setup at the rear. If you take a closer look at the phone’s front, you’ll also notice that it has tiny top and chin bezel, which makes device beautiful.

Well, before we actually dive into it, you should know that there is a 0% chance this is what Google's Pixel will look like in 2017. Maybe less than 0%. That said, it’s still fun to imagine what it would be like to use an Google Pixel like this, and the possibilities are endless.

Credits: R.Batinic

Android 8.0 Oreo Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices

Android 8.0 Oreo Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Pixel/ Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C.

With every new Android OS release, Google posts factory Images and OTA files for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android Oreo update with security patch of August 2017 are now live for a number of devices.

Google has posted both the OTA’s and the factory images for the selected Nexus or Pixel devices. The supported devices includes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL




For now, we have Firmware and OTA files based on Android 8.0 Oreo for the following
  • Pixel – OPR6.170623.011 (Bell, Telus, Telstra, TMO, Sprint, USCC, Rogers/Fido), OPR6.170623.012 (other carriers) 
  • Pixel XL – OPR6.170623.011 (Bell, Telus, Telstra, TMO, Sprint, USCC, Rogers/Fido), OPR6.170623.012 (other carriers) 
  • Pixel C – OPR6.170623.010 
  • Nexus 6P – OPR6.170623.013 (NOT for TMO/USCC/Fi) 
  • Nexus 5X – OPR6.170623.013

Note that Google has already started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo Update through OTA for Verizon and AT&T Pixel and Pixel XL phones.

In case you haven't received the update and want to manually Install the Firmware or OTA. You can grab Factory Image or OTA file at the links below. 

Links: Factory Image | OTA File

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will debut on October 5th with Snapdragon 836

The entire world is looking for next Google flagship smartphones the Next-Gen Pixel and Pixel XL to release at the earliest, but one has to wait until this October to get hands on it. And leaks about the phone are keeping you at bay, especially about the design and features.

We have already seen our first potential look at what to expect from the Pixel XL 2. Now, According to the latest report from Evan Blass, we now have the exact launch date of the Pixel 2.



The Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will debut on October 5th with Snapdragon 836 SoC. Snapdragon 836 is going to be relatively similar to the Snapdragon 835 in terms of hardware but will feature higher peak GPU and CPU clock speeds. Both the 2017 Pixel phones will be having a better camera, and that's something really interesting.

The Pixel 2 will look a lot different from the Pixel XL 2 in terms of front design. The Pixel XL 2 will be having a 2:1 Full vision display while the Standard Pixel 2 will feature huge chin to the top and the bottom, just like the 2016 Pixel phones.

And Yes, Google is ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack! Thoughts?

Download Android 8.0 Oreo for Pixel and Nexus Devices

Download Android 8.0 Oreo for Pixel and Nexus Devices
Android 8.0 Oreo is now Available for Pixel/ Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C | Download the Factory Images right here!

With every new Android OS release, Google posts factory Images for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android Oreo update with security patch of August 2017 are already live for a number of devices.


Google has posted the factory images for the selected Nexus or Pixel devices with build "OPR6.170623.013". The supported devices includes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL.

Google has also started rolling out the update through OTA in phases to your Pixel and Nexus phones. In case you haven't received the update, you can download and flash the factory images.

Download: Android Oreo Factory Images



Google Store discounts cases for Pixel and Pixel XL by 50%

Google Store discounts cases for Pixel and Pixel XL by 50%
You can grab the Official Google Pixel and Pixel XL Cases from Google Store at 50% off while supplies last. Currently there are Four types of cases for both the Pixel and Pixel XL available with discount.


At $17.50, you get the three layer case with silicone exterior, polycarbonate core, and microfiber interior. You get Clear Pixel Case at $15, Google Earth Live Case and Google Trends Live Case for $25.

Google Store



August's Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices

August's Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices
Every month, Google posts a new security update for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android security update for August 2017 are already live for a number of devices.

Google has posted both the OTA’s and the factory images for the selected Nexus or Pixel devices. The supported devices includes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL




For now, we have August Security Firmware files based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat for the Pixel and Pixel XL (NHG47Q, NJH47F, NKG47S, NZH54D), Pixel C (N2G48C), Nexus 6P (N2G48C), Nexus 5X (N2G48C), and Nexus Player (N2G48C).

Nexus 6 (N6F27I, N8I11B) and Nexus 9 (N4F27K, N9F27H) gets August security patch based on Android 7.1.1.

Note that for the Google Pixel, NHG47Q is for Verizon models, NZH54D is for Deutsche Telekom, NKG47S is for T-Mobile, Fi users, and Rogers, while NJH47F is for everyone else.

You can grab Factory Image or OTA file at the links below. 

Links: Factory Image | OTA File

Pixel 2 live images leak for the first time

Pixel 2 live images leak for the first time
It's raining Google Pixel 2 leaks nowadays. Just a few days ago, we saw a render image allegedly confirming the design of the phone and now, GSMArena has posted the first live Images of the Smartphone.

As you can see in the below Image, the Pixel 2 is having two-tone glass and metal finish, though the glass window is located near the top and no longer encloses the fingerprint scanner.
Pixel 2 live images leak for the first time
The device looks fine from back, but the front (image below) is really disappointing. Don't know why only Samsung and LG, so far, seems to have gone all in on killing off bezels. With these huge bezels, we don't think that the Pixel 2 will be able to even touch the standards of Galaxy S8, LG G6, and the upcoming Smartphones.
Pixel 2 live images leak for the first time
Earlier rumors says that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will feature Snapdragon 836 SoC. Additionally, Snapdragon 836 is going to be relatively similar to the Snapdragon 835 in terms of hardware but will feature higher peak GPU and CPU clock speeds. Both the 2017 Pixel phones will be having a better camera, and that's something really interesting. We have seen Google doing wonders with the 2016 Pixel cameras and it seems that Google will be breaking the walls again to create new Imaging Standards with the Pixel 2. 

And Yes, Google is ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack! Thoughts?

Via: GSMArena

Pixel 2 Renders Based on Recent Leaks

Check out these new High Quality Google Pixel 2 renders created by ApSciLeonard (Reddit user) based on recent leaks.
Pixel 2 Renders Based on Recent Leaks
Pixel 2 Renders Based on Recent Leaks
As you have already seen in the above image, the designer has also designed the renders based on rumored colors Google might launch. So, which color would you choose?

r/Android

This is the 2017 Google Pixel with large bezels

The entire world is looking for next Google flagship smartphones the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 to release at the earliest, but one has to wait until this October to get hands on it. And leaks about the phones are keeping you at bay, especially about the design and specifications.

We have already seen our first potential look and CAD Renders of both the Pixel XL 2 and Pixel 2. Now, Thanks to Evan Blass from VentureBeat, we now have another Image and a little more details about the Smaller Pixel 2 (Pixel 2017.)
If you ask me, the device looks fine from back, but the front is really disappointing. Don't know why only Samsung and LG, so far, seems to have gone all in on killing off bezels. With these huge bezels, we don't think that the Pixel 2 will be able to even touch the standards of Galaxy S8, LG G6, and the upcoming Smartphones.


Earlier rumors says that the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will feature Snapdragon 836 SoC. Additionally, Snapdragon 836 is going to be relatively similar to the Snapdragon 835 in terms of hardware but will feature higher peak GPU and CPU clock speeds. Both the 2017 Pixel phones will be having a better camera, and that's something really interesting. We have seen Google doing wonders with the 2016 Pixel cameras and it seems that Google will be breaking the walls again to create new Imaging Standards with the Pixel 2. 

And Yes, Google is ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack! Thoughts?

Pixel XL 2 Case Compared to Pixel and Galaxy S8, Offers Clear Picture of Size Difference

We all know that Pixel XL 2 and Pixel 2 are going to be next Google Smartphones to release at the earliest, but one has to wait until this October to get hands on it. 

However, Case makers have already started developing cases for the Next Google Smartphones. A reddit user "eqbirvin" bought one for Pixel XL 2, in order to compare the size with 2016 Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8.
Pixel XL 2 Case Compared to Pixel and Galaxy S8, Offers Clear Picture of Size Difference
Pixel XL 2 Case Compared to Pixel and Galaxy S8, Offers Clear Picture of Size Difference
According to earlier leaks, the Pixel XL 2 will sport 7.9 mm thickness (8.6 with camera bump). Google for some unknown reasons has removed the 3.5mm jack port on both the Pixel 2(s).

The below Image shows Pixel XL 2 Size comparison with Samsung Galaxy S8.
Pixel XL 2 Case Compared to Pixel and Galaxy S8, Offers Clear Picture of Size Difference
Pixel XL 2 Case Compared to Pixel and Galaxy S8, Offers Clear Picture of Size Difference
Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will be having similar rear design with a two-tone glass and metal finish, though the glass window is located near the top and no longer encloses the fingerprint scanner. On the bottom, a Google “G” is present.


Additionally, the Google Pixel XL 2017 might feature a squeezy side, just like we have seen on the HTC U11, which will allow you to interact with the phone, primarily when using Google Assistant.

Latest rumors says both the Pixel 2 Phones will feature Snapdragon 836 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

More Images: Pixel XL 2 Case Comparison with Galaxy S8 and Pixel.

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