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Google might add more colour options to resolve the Pixel 2 XL's display problem

Google might add more colour options to resolve the Pixel 2 XL's display problem

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The Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch problem on the front of it which you've probably heard about. It's currently the subject of a great deal of discussion among smartphone fans, in a stand-off that has "it's terrible for an £800 phone" on one side to "you probably... >>

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL tips and tricks: Master your pure Android Oreo phone

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL tips and tricks: Master your pure Android Oreo phone

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Google has changed its approach to software updates. Android 7 Nougat and Android 8 Oreo both went through extensive public betas, so those with compatible phones (Nexus and Pixel devices) could sample the software through its development until it hit... >>

Google reveals ARCore will come to more Samsung Galaxy devices

Google reveals ARCore will come to more Samsung Galaxy devices

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Samsung and Google have partnered up so that Google's ARCore will come to even more Galaxy smartphones.ARCore is Android’s version of Apple ARKit. It's a baked-in augmented reality platform that developers can leverage. It's very different from Tango,... >>

How to add non-Google accounts to the official Gmail for iOS app

How to add non-Google accounts to the official Gmail for iOS app

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It's hard to find the perfect iOS app for email, right?Although Apple restricts you from changing the default mail app for anything on iOS, there are a few decent email apps in the App Store, such as Spark, Airmail, Alto, and Edison Mail. Google's official... >>

Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming
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Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming

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Google stepped away from the Nexus family in 2016 and launched the Pixel smartphones, adopting the line of the previous Chromebook Pixel and Pixel C and presenting a Google-designed premium product.The Pixel 2 XL is the second-gen, looking to replace... >>

Google hid a custom image processor inside Pixel 2 and didn't turn it on

Google hid a custom image processor inside Pixel 2 and didn't turn it on

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Google just revealed a surprise, cool feature that is oddly still laying dormant in its latest Pixel 2 smartphones.Called the Pixel Visual Core, it is Google’s first custom system-on-a-chip (SOC) for consumer devices. The company described it as a "fully... >>

Google Daydream View (2017) review: New looks and lenses, but no new tricks
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Google Daydream View (2017) review: New looks and lenses, but no new tricks

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Mobile VR is the most affordable way to experience virtual reality.You can go ultra cheap with the £15 Google Cardboard headset, which works with most iOS and Android phones, or you can spend a little more on the £80 Samsung Gear VR, which works with... >>

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2018

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2018

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: What’s the difference?

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: What’s the difference?

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Google announced two new flagship smartphones in the form of the Pixel and the Pixel XL at an event in October. The latter is the more exciting of the two devices, with a design that follows the trend of other 2017 flagship devices, such as the Samsung... >>

Google Wifi now lets you block inappropriate sites to protect kids

Google Wifi now lets you block inappropriate sites to protect kids

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Google has updated Google Wifi with a new tool that gives you more control over the types of sites your kids can visit.The popular mesh Wi-Fi router system now offers a tool called Site Blocking. It is rolling out so that you can block more than eight... >>

You can now control a Chromecast with Google Assistant on your phone

You can now control a Chromecast with Google Assistant on your phone

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Google Assistant just got more useful for mobile device owners.Google's digital assistant has always been able to control a Chromecast, but only from a Google Home speaker. Now, for the first time, Google Assistant on Android phones can do the same thing,... >>

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

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Google announced two new Pixel phones at its event on 4 October. The two new smartphones were revealed alongside a new Google Home Mini, Google Home Max, new Daydream and a new Pixelbook.Naturally, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL differ in physical size... >>

Google finally begins integrating Duo video calling into Android

Google finally begins integrating Duo video calling into Android

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Remember Duo?Last year, Google launched the video calling app, and now, it's integrating Duo directly into Android. According to a Google blog post, the company wants to roll out simpler video calling to Android users, so, going forward, they'll bein... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smartphone

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smartphone

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of November for the 14th year, celebrating the best devices over the last 12 months across 18 categories. The categories span phones, tablets and games to cameras, smarthome and cars... >>

Google removes top touch function from Home Mini smart speaker

Google removes top touch function from Home Mini smart speaker

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Google has rolled out an update to all Google Home Mini devices (currently in the hands on reviewers) that removes the top touch functionality of the device. When you tap on the top of the Home Mini it can play and pause music, while a long touch will... >>

Google Play and Disney's Movies Anywhere join forces, get 5 top blockbusters for free

Google Play and Disney's Movies Anywhere join forces, get 5 top blockbusters for free

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Disney's Movies Anywhere digital library service is expanding. Not only will it now include films from rival studios Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal and Warner Bros, it has joined forces with Google so you can watch your Movies Anywhere content on Google... >>

Fantastic Pixel 2 photos show how good this camera will be

Fantastic Pixel 2 photos show how good this camera will be

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When Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, it shouted loudly about its camera performance. Taking a clear swipe at Apple and the Portrait mode introduced with iOS 11 on the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus, Google said the Pixel 2 smartphones could... >>

Google Assistant has a hidden male voice: Here's how to enable it

Google Assistant has a hidden male voice: Here's how to enable it

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Google Assistant has a female voice, by default. You can change it.To be fair: Most tech companies give their monolithic voice-activated digital assistants female voices at launch, rather than male ones. And while that makes it seem like they are actively... >>

Google Home Max vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home: What's the difference?

Google Home Max vs Google Home Mini vs Google Home: What's the difference?

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After releasing a lone Home smart speaker in 2016, Google added two new products to the mix in 2017 in the form of the Home Mini and the Home Max.While they may all have Google Assistant built in meaning they can carry out the same tasks, they have very... >>

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

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Amazon released the original Amazon Echo in 2015 as an all-in-one speaker and assistant with Amazon Alexa voice control. This device has since been joined by a family of Echo devices, as well as a replacement to the 2015 model in the all-new Echo and... >>

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

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Google has announced its new 2017 handsets, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. Following on from a couple of great original devices, these are designed as premium Android phones, to propel Google's vision of smartphones forward and provide a rival to Apple's... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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Google has taken on Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana with its own voice assistant: Google Assistant.Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016, launched it on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, brought it to Google Home,... >>

Best UK contract deals: Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL

Best UK contract deals: Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL

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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL are now available to pre-order in the UK. Google announced the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL during their Google Pixel 2 event on October 4. You can pre-order the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL right now, with shipping starting... >>

What is Google Lens and how do you use it?

What is Google Lens and how do you use it?

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Google announced Google Lens at I/O 2017, giving us a preview of the new software, before rolling into the announcement of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, its new handsets launched in October 2017.Google Lens is an AI-powered technology that uses your smartphone... >>

Google Home Mini preview: The macaron-shaped sweet taste of Google Assistant

Google Home Mini preview: The macaron-shaped sweet taste of Google Assistant

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It wasn't so long ago we were raving about the capabilities of Google Home, the company's first home assistant speaker product, which uses Google Assistant to answer your queries and control your smart products. Now, chasing Amazon and its Echo Dot -... >>

Google Pixel 2 event: What was announced and how to re-watch

Google Pixel 2 event: What was announced and how to re-watch

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Google's October 2017 event is done and dusted. Google Pixel XL under £400 today Hot on the heels of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X announcement, Google has announced its own flagship devices, as well as new smart speakers, a new VR headset, a new hands-free... >>

Google Pixelbook preview: Is a £1,000 Chromebook worth it?

Google Pixelbook preview: Is a £1,000 Chromebook worth it?

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It's not the first time we've seen Google bust out a £1,000 Chromebook - back in 2013 the company went all-out with the massively mediocre Google Chromebook Pixel.But the Chromebook landscape has changed a whole lot since then, which makes a more compelling... >>

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel and Pixel XL: What's the difference?

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel and Pixel XL: What's the difference?

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Google has announced the new Pixels at an event on 4 October, with the two new smartphones succeeding the Pixel and Pixel XL.There were plenty of rumours surrounding the two devices but now all the details are finally official so here is how the Pixel... >>

Google's Daydream View VR headset revealed: Upgraded lenses and more content too

Google's Daydream View VR headset revealed: Upgraded lenses and more content too

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Google is holding a product launch event and it just officially announced the Daydream View. This virtual reality headset is actually a second-generation version of last year's Daydream View. We previously wrote about the leaks of this device that had... >>

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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The Google Pixel was Google's attempt to create a premium Google phone, one that could stand-up against the best in the market, ask top prices and deliver pure Android with a couple of exclusive twists. That's very much been a success, with the Pixel... >>

Google Pixel 2 pre-orders come with free Google Home Mini

Google Pixel 2 pre-orders come with free Google Home Mini

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As leaked by Best Buy Canada prior to the #MadeByGoogle event on 4 October, Google and other retailers are offering a free Google Home Mini device with each Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL smartphone pre-order.That means the £49 device, which connected to Google... >>

Google Home Max and Home Mini: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Google Home Max and Home Mini: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Google has announced two new devices: Home Max and Home Mini.It has expanded its Google Home lineup from one speaker with built-in Google Assistant two three speakers with built-in Google Assistant. The two new models, Home Max and Home Mini, are meant... >>

Google's hands-free Clips camera uses AI to capture candid moments

Google's hands-free Clips camera uses AI to capture candid moments

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Google has introduced a surprise new device.Shortly after announcing new Home Max and Home Mini speakers, as well as new Pixel phones and so much more, Google brought out a camera that uses artificial intelligence to capture moments that you might otherwise... >>

Google Pixel Buds in-ear headphones will translate speech in real time

Google Pixel Buds in-ear headphones will translate speech in real time

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Google used its 4 October event to unveil a new Daydream View VR headset, and with it, introduced a pair of wireless in-ear Bluetooth headphones called Google Pixel Buds. While they will work with the Daydream View, the Pixel branding means they're just... >>

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL revealed, they're smarter and squeezier than ever

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL revealed, they're smarter and squeezier than ever

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After weeks - even months - of rumours and leaks Google has unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, its two newest homemade phones. Google says it designed, and built this year's flagship to be smarter and better. Last year's Pixel and Pixel XL were built... >>

Google introduces Pixelbook to "reimagine the laptop experience"

Google introduces Pixelbook to "reimagine the laptop experience"

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Google has unveiled a brand new laptop in the form of the Pixelbook. Gone is the Chrome branding and in comes the Pixel name, to let you know that this laptop is an extension of the Pixel phone. Watch the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launch right here... >>

Google Home Max is Google's answer to Apple HomePod

Google Home Max is Google's answer to Apple HomePod

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Google has announced higher-end version of its Home smart speaker with Assistant built-in. It's the company's big rival to Apple HomePod. Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo? It looks a but like the Sonos Play:3, and similarly focuses... >>

It's official: Google announces smaller, softer Home Mini speaker

It's official: Google announces smaller, softer Home Mini speaker

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Google is in the middle of holding a product launch event, and it just announced the Google Home Mini.Isabelle Olson, who is lead designer for Home hardware, took the stage in San Francisco to introduce the latest version of Google Home, Google's smart... >>

Google Home calling: How does it work and where is it available?

Google Home calling: How does it work and where is it available?

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Google just made Google Home a more compelling rival to Amazon Echo.Earlier this year, Amazon launched an Alexa calling service, giving Echo users the ability to phone other Echo users and users of the Alexa app. And if you have the new Echo Show, you... >>

New Pixelbook specs have leaked out ahead of Google's 4 October event

New Pixelbook specs have leaked out ahead of Google's 4 October event

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We're pretty sure Google is going to announce a laptop tomorrow.Google is expected to launch two new Pixel phones at its 4 October event, but according to leaks, the company might also unveil a high-end Chromebook, dubbed Pixelbook. If you had your doubts... >>

A Pixel XL retrospective: A year with the first Made by Google phone

A Pixel XL retrospective: A year with the first Made by Google phone

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A year is a long time in technology. For someone who reviews smartphones, it means a lot of phone changes, it means a shift in the hardware platform that phones are running on, it means tweaks, changes and a lot of marketing spiel to absorb, process and... >>

Google launches latest Android Wear beta for LG Watch Sport

Google launches latest Android Wear beta for LG Watch Sport

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Google has begun rolling out the latest version of the Android Wear beta, which is only available for the LG Watch Sport. The latest version of the beta isn't for a whole new version of Android Wear, but rather an update of the API level to API 26. Android... >>

Google's 'Made for Google' certification for third-party accessories leaks out

Google's 'Made for Google' certification for third-party accessories leaks out

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Google might announce a certification initiative at its event this week.9to5Google has claimed that Google is readying a certification program for third-party accessories. It’ll apparently be called “Made for Google.” And that's about all we know.... >>

Google Pixel 2 XL pictured with a case and without a case in new leak

Google Pixel 2 XL pictured with a case and without a case in new leak

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Google is holding an event this week to announce new Pixel-branded phones, which have just surfaced online.Thanks to several leaks and rumours, we expect to see the second-generation Pixel and Pixel XL unveiled at Google's event. For instance, the latest... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

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A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but there are still plenty of us that still have "dumb" TVs. And in that case, if you want to access streaming services, you'll need a streaming box.With such a vast range of streaming... >>

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

What is Google Family Link and how do its parental controls work?

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If you have kids, you probably care about they do on a mobile device.Don't get us wrong. You want them to explore, tinker around, and aspire to be Mark Zuckerberg 2.0, but at the same time, there are just some things kids maybe shouldn't do on an internet-connected... >>

Google could be planning its own Amazon Echo Show rival

Google could be planning its own Amazon Echo Show rival

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Just days after Amazon announced the Echo Show would be available in more countries worldwide, 9to5Google has received a couple of anonymous tips that say Google is planning its very own competitor device. What is Google Home, how does it work and when... >>

Google Assistant comes to Android TV, starting with Nvidia Shield TV

Google Assistant comes to Android TV, starting with Nvidia Shield TV

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Google is finally doing what it promised months ago.One day after Amazon launched a whole slew of Alexa-powered, Echo-branded devices, Google is trying to make its own assistant, Google Assistant, relevant again, by announcing it is now available on... >>

Google Pixel 2 details leak out: Bokeh blur, redone launcher, and more

Google Pixel 2 details leak out: Bokeh blur, redone launcher, and more

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Google's upcoming Pixel 2 flagship will apparently look very similar to the original model, but that doesn't mean it won't have new features.Artem Russakovskii‏, founder of Android Police, posted new details about the Pixel 2 on Twitter. He said the... >>

Google will make own future Pixel phones after buying part of HTC

Google will make own future Pixel phones after buying part of HTC

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Google's rumoured acquisition of part of HTC's phone business is now official. It has paid $1.1 billion to take on some of HTC's staff and hardware expertise, including the team assigned to designing Pixel smartphones.It has also signed an agreement for... >>