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Over 75% of Pixel users are on Android Pie — why not more?

Over 75% of Pixel users are on Android Pie — why not more?

It's a well-known fact that software updates permeate the Android market at a crawl in comparison with iOS, but Google's own Pixel devices are an entirely different question. The Pixels are an opportunity for Google to brag that when it makes its own devices, it's able to surpass Apple in the updates arena — and that's exactly what Google's senior vice-president of hardware, Rick Osterloh, attempted to do in a recent tweet. However, the feedback may not have been what Osterloh was expecting.

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Google details new Assistant features coming soon to Pixel phones

Google details new Assistant features coming soon to Pixel phones

During the course of the big Google hardware event on October 9th we heard about a number of new features, most relating to the three main products being unveiled — Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub. As the dust has mostly settled, Google thought it might be a good time to run us through some of the new features coming to Assistant on Pixel phones, new and old.

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Gamevice controller now available for Pixel 2, 2 XL, 3, and 3 XL

Gamevice controller now available for Pixel 2, 2 XL, 3, and 3 XL

When touchscreen controls don’t cut it for games, you’re left with two options: switch to a dedicated gaming machine or add your own hardware controls. For the past few years, Wikipad has sold its Gamevice detachable controllers which work with several Samsung Galaxy models and iPhones. The Google devices were sadly left out of the fray, until now as the company released a version that supports the Pixel 2, 3, and their XL variants.

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Pixel 2 XL drops to $699 on the Google Store

Pixel 2 XL drops to $699 on the Google Store

As is customary when a new Pixel phone debuts, Google has dropped the price of the older model on the Google Store. The Pixel 2 XL now costs $699, a $150 discount when compared to its original MSRP of $849. Oddly, the Pixel 2 hasn't been discounted at all, meaning it's now just $50 less than its larger brother.

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Google Duplex rolls out starting in November on Pixel phones

Google Duplex rolls out starting in November on Pixel phones

One of the most impressive (and unsettling) I/O moments happened earlier this year when Google showed off Duplex, an AI chatbot that can place calls for you like a robotic personal assistant. Google wouldn't confirm its plans for Duplex at the time, but it's almost ready for the general public. Duplex is hitting Pixel phones starting next month, but it won't be available everywhere.

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[Update: Moto G6 promo returns] Project Fi will take $250 off a Pixel 2 XL, or $300 off an LG V35 and G7

[Update: Moto G6 promo returns] Project Fi will take $250 off a Pixel 2 XL, or $300 off an LG V35 and G7

Project Fi has been selling select devices at steep discounts lately. Last month, the carrier offered hundreds of dollars of service credit with the purchase of certain LG phones, or $200 off a Pixel 2 XL. Now there are two new deals, including a deeper price cut on the Pixel 2 XL and sales on LG devices.

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[Update: Accidental Google rollout, now reverted] Pixels have suddenly started activating battery saver when almost fully charged

[Update: Accidental Google rollout, now reverted] Pixels have suddenly started activating battery saver when almost fully charged

Like most phones these days, Google's Pixel devices have a battery saver mode that automatically kicks in when your charge level reaches a certain threshold. You can change the percentage at which battery saver activates, but apparently Google can do that, too. A substantial number of Pixel owners are reporting their phones have suddenly switched to battery saver mode when almost fully charged.

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Project Fi begins three new promotions, including $200 off a Pixel 2 XL and up to $899 in credit with LG phones

Project Fi begins three new promotions, including $200 off a Pixel 2 XL and up to $899 in credit with LG phones

Project Fi isn't for everyone, but the carrier regularly offers great deals on phones. This time around, Fi has three promotions covering almost every phone it sells. You can receive up to $899 in service credit when buying an LG phone, get a Pixel 2 XL for $200 off, or get $50 in service credit with a Moto G6.

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[Update: Security bulletins] Android 9 Pie system images and OTA files are available for download

[Update: Security bulletins] Android 9 Pie system images and OTA files are available for download

Today is the big day—after months of beta builds and speculation, Android 9 Pie is rolling out to Pixels (and at least one other phone). You don't need to wait for the Pixel OTA, though. Google is ready to go with OTA files and full system images for the 2016 and 2017 Pixel devices.

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Google serves up a hot slice of Android 9 Pie, as P-name finally goes official for today's public release

Google serves up a hot slice of Android 9 Pie, as P-name finally goes official for today's public release

For Android fans who like living on the bleeding edge, the last few months have been a whirlwind of activity. Android P made first contact back in March, and we were quick to fire up our Pixels and install that early Developer Preview. Not only did we see more and more features land through the next few DP releases, but also had unprecedented access to these early builds thanks to support from manufacturers like OnePlus and Essential. Today it's time to start putting all those previews behind us and formally enter the next era of Android, as Google announces Android 9 Pie.

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