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Google Pixel 2: Fix For Buzzing Sound During Phone Call Coming Soon

Google Pixel 2: Fix For Buzzing Sound During Phone Call Coming Soon
Google had a promising start to their new smartphones, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL impressing everyone right from day one. However, it was from software side where several users of both the phones complained to have issues.

That said, here comes another issue. From the last week or more than, most of Pixel 2 XL users are complaining about an issue which causes faint clicking/buzzing noise during phone calls.


However, turning off the NFC temporarily fixes the problem, but that's annoying.

Finally, a Googler posted in the product forum that the Buzzing Sound fix would be rolling out to the affected Pixel 2/ Pixel 2 XL users in the coming weeks.

We're rolling out a software update in the coming weeks which eliminates a faint buzzing sound on some Pixel 2 devices when the phone is placed to your ear during a phone call.

Pixel 2 gets Color Profiles and Nav Bar Dimming with November Update

Pixel 2 gets Color Profiles and Nav Bar Dimming with November Update
November Android Security update is now live for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel and Pixel XL.

Google has also added new Colors section in the display settings for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that lets you adjust phone's color profile. The new Display menu includes Boosted, Natural, or Saturated color options. Boosted is likely for Vibrant colors, Natural for sRGB, and Saturated for not so intense color.


The update also includes burn-in protections through a fading navigation bar. We've already seen fading navigation bar for both Nexus and Pixel devices in Android 8.1 Dev Preview 1.

Google plans to add more features in December update. "Further enhancements will be included in our planned December software update." Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download: Pixel 2 Ringtone and Notification Sounds

Download: Pixel 2 Ringtone, and Notification Sounds
You can now download the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL new alarm, notification, and ringtone sounds for your own device.

If you want to try these sounds, all you need to do is place the files into the specific Alarms, Notifications, and/or Ringtones folders in your phone's storage and select them from the sound picker.

Also Check:

Google Pixel 2 Launcher now available to Download

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

Downloads:

Pixel 2 XL Gets the Teardown Treatment, Receives Decent Repairability Score

Pixel 2 XL Gets the Teardown Treatment, Receives Decent Repairability Score
The recently announced Google Pixel 2 XL with 18:9 3D display gets the teardown treatment from IFixit with decent repairability score. A teardown is important as it will tell us if it is well-built or if it is easily repairable.

The Pixel 2 XL is water-resistant, which makes the phone hard to open. Once inside, you will see the fingerprint sensor cable attached to the motherboard, LG Battery and new heat pipe to keep the internals from overheating.


The phone may remind you a lot of the 2016 Pixel XL but this one has ditched the audio phone jack. Completing the camera system is an 12.2 MP, f/1.8 rear and 8MP selfie camera and a dual camera module with optical image stabilization.

Checking out the motherboard, you will see inside the RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 64GB or 128 GB internal flash storage, and USB C port. Most of the parts are easy to repair so IFixit gives a score of 6 out of 10, which is better than many other devices.

IFixt | YouTube


The Google Pixel 2 has a new tiny power menu

The new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL comes with a lot of Pixel Exclusive stuff including the new Launcher, Live Wallpaper, an updated Google Assistant, and a brand new power menu.

Yes, Google just added a new look to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL's power menu. This is shown off in a new video surfaced online today. As seen in the video, the new Pixel 2 tiny power menu appears on the top left side making it easy to access.


There's no information if this new "Easy to Access" Power menu is coming to other devices or not. But Google Pixel and Pixel XL (2016) will surely get this feature. Also Read: The Google Pixel 2 has a hidden LED.

Until then enjoy the Pixel 2 Launcher which comes with Bottom Search bar, Google Pixel 2 Motion Camera Application, Pixel 2 Live Wallpapers, and other Pixel 2 goodies.

YouTube


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

Google Pixel 2 Launcher now available to Download

Google Pixel 2 Launcher now available to Download
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL default launcher which comes with bottom search bar is now available to Download. You'll be able to Install it on any Android Smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above.

The Pixel 2 launcher comes with new features including the bottom Google Search bar, a Glance widget, and minor animation changes. Rest is same as the previous Google Pixel launcher.


The APK weighs in at around 2.52 MB and can be downloaded from the below link. Note that to access the Google Feed which is available on leftmost screen you'll need to Install the below APK file as the system application.

Recently Google updated its Wallpaper Application with Pixel 2 wallpaper and other interesting categories. Google Wallpaper will be the best complement for Pixel 2 launcher.

Download: Pixel 2 Launcher

Yes, the Google Pixel 2 has a notification light

Yes, the Google Pixel 2 has a notification light
Recently announced Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL comes with an always-on display which can be enabled via Settings. But, Did you know that the Pixel 2 (duo) has a notification light? It does. We don't think it's on by default, but it's a nice addition to the phone's always-on display.

Twitter user Darren Gloster uploaded an image confirming the feature (notification LED) for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. As you can see in the above image, there's a greenish-blue color LED.


Just like the 2016 Google Pixel(s), you can enable the notification LED by following the below steps:
  • Go to your phone's Settings. 
  • Tap on Notifications. 
  • Tap on the Gear icon in the top-right corner. 
  • Tap on the toggle next to "Pulse notification light".
It could be a multi-color LED, so if you want to test it, you can install Light Flow from Play Store.


Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Specs: With the regular Pixel 2, you get a 5.0-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, 12.2MP 1.4 micropixels at f1.8 (OIS/EIS) for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing, 8MP front camera, 2700mAh battery, fast wired and wireless charging, IP67 water and dust resistance, and Android 8.0 Oreo.

The Pixel 2 XL isn’t much different, but it does have the bigger and almost bezel-less 6-inch pOLED Quad HD+ display and a bigger 3520mAh battery. The rest is the same.


These Photos were shot with the Google Pixel 2

These Photos were shot with the Google Pixel 2
Google announced its new Pixel 2 smartphones this month, boasting that it has “the best smartphone camera ever.” DxOMark agreed, giving the phone’s camera a record-breaking score of 98.

Googler Isaac Reynolds has published "Unedited" sample photos and videos showing how the Google Pixel 2 performs in the real world.

"We showed a few photos taken on Pixel 2 during the keynote, and we know some our our most enthusiastic fans will want to see them up close for themselves. Go ahead — take a look at some of our favorite unedited Pixel 2 photos and videos. There are also two videos edited to show side-by-side comparisons of video stabilization."

Here’s a selection of sample photos shot in a number of environments and lighting situations with various camera settings.
Google Pixel 2 Camera and Video samples
Google Pixel 2 Camera and Video samples
Google Pixel 2 Camera and Video samples
Google Pixel 2 Camera and Video samples
Google Pixel 2 Camera and Video samples

You can find larger sets of higher-res Pixel sample photos and videos in Reynolds’ album

Google: The Pixel 2 still comes with a headphone jack, but...

Google: The Pixel 2 still comes with a headphone jack, but...
Just a little few days back, Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, both of the devices have unique design, best-in-class camera, and top-notch specs. They also don’t have headphone jacks.


In the Google support forum, Pixel/Nexus Community Manager Orrin Hancock explained that "The Pixel 2 still comes with a headphone jack but we have moved to USB-C, a standard that is becoming commonplace in the best phones and laptops of today. Moving to the USB-C audio port with Pixel 2 allows us to provide a better audio and digital experience, as we move towards a bezel-less future."

Hancock’s also listed the Made For Google headphones that have been verified to be compatible with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Hancock also confirmed that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will come with an adapter in the box which can be used with existing 3.5mm headphones.

At last he says that Other USB-C to 3.5mm adapters/splitters or USB-C headphones should work, but please be sure they are compatible with digital audio and support the proper audio standards. Thoughts?

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.

Pixel 2 vs OnePlus 5: Specs Comparison

Pixel 2 vs OnePlus 5
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Processor2.35Ghz + 1.9Ghz, 64Bit Octa-Core2.45 GHz Octa-Core CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540
Display
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
TypeAMOLEDOptic AMOLED
Screen Size5.0 inches FHD5.5 inches FHD
Memory
Internal64/128 GB64/128 GB
RAM4 GB6/8 GB
Camera
Primary12.2MP, f/1.8, OIS, EISDual 16MP, ƒ/1.7, DCAF
Secondary8 MP16 MP
Battery and Power
Type2700 mAh | Quick Charging3300 mAh | Dash Charging
Other
3.5mm JackNoYes
IP67YesNo
Stereo SpeakersYesNo
Price
USD$649$479

Which one would you choose?

Google Announces Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google Announces Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
You are probably watching along to the Google live stream, but the Pixel 2 phones are now official with enhanced features such as a Active Edge, Colorful Power button, and front facing stereo speakers that offer a new level of functionality and convenience.

As for the rest of the story that has been leaked in various forms over the past weeks, this is what we are looking at. So, we have a "new era of Android Smartphones, opening up new ways to experience the world".

With the regular Pixel 2, you get a 5.0-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, 12.2MP 1.4 micropixels at f1.8 (OIS/EIS) for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing, 8MP front camera, 2700mAh battery, fast wired and wireless charging, IP67 water and dust resistance, and Android 8.0 Oreo.


The Pixel 2 XL isn’t much different, but it does have the bigger and almost bezel-less 6-inch pOLED Quad HD+ display and a bigger 3520mAh battery. The rest is the same.

The Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL will be available starting on October 19th and November 15th. The Pixel 2 be offered in a rich color palette including Kinda Blue, Just Black, and Clearly White, the Pixel 2 XL will be available in Just Black and Black & White (Panda).

What else new, though? Well, Google also announced the Home Mini (Your Mini Assistant) with new features and look, the Google Max which comes with huge woofers at $399, Rotatable Pixelbook with 12.3" Display with Pixelbook pen, Soft-touch keys, i5 and i7 processor paired with 16GB RAM.

The Pixel 2 starts at $649 (64GB) and ships on October 17. According to the Google Store, the Pixel 2 XL will begin shipping in 5-6 weeks, starting at $849. Pre-orders are up today.
Full Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Specs

Google Pixel 2 leaks at last minute before event

Google Pixel 2 leaks at last minute before event
Today is the day in which Google reveals the Pixel 2 Smartphones and ahead of the launch, we’ve seen a ton of big leaks. Now according to latest leaks from Roland Quandt, we've the fresh look at Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL front.

The below render shows us the "Kinda Blue" variant of the Pixel 2 with the color peeking around the border of the phone from a front view.” Roland also states that there's not going to be a "Kinda Blue" variant of the Pixel 2 XL, which is quite disappointing. 

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.
Google Pixel 2 leaks at last minute before event
Here's another render revealing the Black Pixel 2 XL with 18:9 FullVision Display. 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.
Google Pixel 2 leaks at last minute before event
According to previous reports 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.

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

[Update: Fake] Google Ultra Pixel Could Be The Real Deal

[Update: This is just a concept video]

The entire world is looking for next Google flagship smartphones the 2017 Pixel(s) to release at the earliest, but one has to wait until October 4 to get hands on it. And leaks about the phone are keeping you at bay.

Just a little few days ago YouTube Channel "MrWhoseTheBoss" leaked a device named "Ultra Pixel" claiming that it could be Google's upcoming Smartphone with 18:9 Display, Gesture Navigation, and an Integrated Fingerprint Sensor.

Supporting the previous leak, MrWhoseTheBoss on his twitter handle just uploaded a video showing off the Google Ultra Pixel's Gesture Navigation Controls.New Footage of the alleged Google Ultra Pixel Smartphone!

Having said that, Google might actually reveal the Ultra Pixel along with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL would feature Snapdragon 835 SoC. The HTC-made Pixel 2 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 while the LG-made Pixel 2 XL will come in a Black White and Just Black color options. It will be available with 64GB or 128GB storage. The 64GB model will cost $849, while the 128GB model will jump to $949.

Full Specs: Pixel 2 | Pixel 2 XL

Massive leak reveals key Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets ahead of launch

It's raining Pixel 2 leaks nowadays. Yesterday, we saw references of Pixel 2 features in Google app APK file and now we have massive leak revealing Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets.

Pixel 2

The HTC-made Pixel 2 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.

You'll also get financing option. The 64GB Pixel 2 will cost $27.04/mo over 24 months and the 128GB model will cost $31/21/mo.

Massive leak reveals key Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets ahead of launch
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.
Here's another Image (Real Life) confirming that the Pixel 2 won't feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Massive leak reveals key Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets ahead of launch
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.

Pixel 2 XL


First of all, the 2017 Pixel XL will be named as Pixel 2 XL. Seems somewhat unusual, right? But, Droid-Life is pretty sure that Google will name is as Pixel 2 XL.

The LG-made Pixel 2 XL will come in a Black & White and Just Black color options. 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.

Pixel 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.
Massive leak reveals key Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL secrets ahead of launch


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

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