Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has been released. And rereleased. The Moto Z and Moto Z Force have been released. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been released. Are there any upcoming new phones left to get excited about in the second half of 2016? Why yes, yes there are, and the world will get its first official look at them next Tuesday when Google hosts a press conference to introduce the Pixel and Pixel XL flagship phones. Of course, we don’t have to wait for anything official to take a peak at what Google has in store. More →
Google is ditching Nexus branding on this year’s new smartphones in favor of a new “Pixel” moniker. The devices also come with a new pitch. They’re no longer pure Android devices, nor are they affordable. The Pixel and Pixel XL will be high-end smartphones that are meant to rival the iPhone 7 and this year’s top Android devices.
We’ve already seen them pop up in several leaks, but now it’s time to see exactly how Google’s two new Pixel phones measure up to last year’s Nexus handsets.
Next week, Google will unveil its first-gen Pixel smartphones set to replace the Nexus handsets we’ve grown so attached to. The Pixel and Pixel XL have been featured in numerous leaks this summer and are better known as the Nexus Sailfish and Nexus Marlin. They’re both HTC creations that will offer buyer high-end specs, premium build quality, and an iPhone-like pricing structure. After all, Google is looking to compete against the iPhone with the Pixels. More →
The Pixel phones will replace Google’s Nexus handsets this year, many recent reports have claimed, suggesting that the Nexus family of devices will be retired. However, Nexus isn’t as dead as we thought, as Google may be releasing several more Nexus brand devices in the very near future, complete with a few surprises. More →
We’re just over a week away from Google’s fall event, where the company will unveil a bunch of new devices, including the Pixel smartphone family that’s supposed to replace the Nexus series. The Pixel and Pixel XL phones were featured in numerous reports and leaks in the past weeks, but today we have what looks to be the final press render for the handset.
Google started teasing its October 4th mobile event a few days ago, and if you’re familiar with recent rumors you probably know two things about it: the Nexus phone is dying, and the Pixel phone will replace it.
Google will have other hardware on display during the event, but the company is also expected to unveil a massive milestone for Android. Andromeda, as a new operating system is internally called, might be the most important thing coming out of Google’s October 4th event.
Come early October, Google will launch its 2016 flagship phones: these are HTC-made, Pixel-branded premium smartphones that will run a customized version of Android and cost you quite a bit more than you’re used to spending for a Google phone. They’ll also look very much like an iPhone 7, at least the front side — not that it’s a bad thing at this point. While many of the specs and features of the Pixel and Pixel XL are already known, a new report says the phones won’t be able to handle water spills very well at all.
Google’s Don’t-Call-Them-Nexus Pixel phones that are due to be announced shortly, and they’ll run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the gate, an Android update that will bring several special new Pixel features. A new leak suggests that one of them will be strikingly similar to the iPhone 3D Touch feature, but don’t call it that. More →
Google will launch two new smartphones this year under a new Pixel brand that will replace the Nexus family of Android handsets. The Pixel and Pixel XL are the supposed new names of the phones, which are codenamed Sailfish and Marlin. Both are supposed to be high-end devices that will feature a premium designs and top-of-the-line specs. They even come with a customized version of Nougat.
Sadly, they’re both going to be very boring because they look just like the iPhone 7. More →
When Google unveils the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on October 4th, we’ll say goodbye to a bunch of things, including the Nexus brand, vanilla Android experience and low-cost Google devices. Recent leaks revealed almost everything there is to know about the new Google phones, but it looks like the company has more surprises in store, especially on the software side. More →
There’s one more exciting phone hitting stores this year, the Google Pixel series. Google is expected to discontinue its Nexus program this year and replace it with the Pixel. The company wants to make high-end mobile products that will compete against the iPhone better, but Google is still hiring third-party OEMs to manufacture the actual phones. We saw numerous Google Pixel (Sailfish) and Pixel XL (Marlin) leaks so far, so it’s time to check out some “official” ones. More →
When Android fans learned that Google’s upcoming new Nexus phones wouldn’t actually be Nexus phones at all, speculation began running wild. Google would reportedly partner with HTC to produce two new phones, which obviously sounds suspiciously similar to the setup Google has had for years with its Nexus lineup. But the Pixels, according to rumors, would be designed by Google from start to finish, as is the case with Google’s Pixel-brand Chromebooks.
Some Android fans hoped aloud on forums and social networks that Google’s new Pixel phones would be powerhouse Google devices that set the bar for Android handsets, but a new leak suggests that won’t be the case. More →
Multiple reports said that Google has been working on a special new launcher app for its 2016 Nexus devices, the HTC-made Sailfish and Marlin. Since then, we learned that the Nexus line is dying, as the two devices will be called Pixel and Pixel XL. Google is apparently ready to head in a different direction with its Nexus devices, focusing on high-end design and specs, but also more customization options.
The brand new Nexus launcher is one way Google is reportedly spicing up the Android experience it offers on its smartphones. That launcher has been renamed to Pixel Launcher, and it’s already available for download, at least unofficially. More →