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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 3 and 3 XL's Now Playing recognized songs will have a history log

Pixel 3 and 3 XL's Now Playing recognized songs will have a history log

The Pixel 2 and 2 XL brought a new Ambient Display feature that automatically recognizes nearby playing music and displays the song's title and artist without you having to launch Shazam or any other music ID app. The third-generation Pixels will up the ante with a log of all the identified songs.

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Pixel 3 and 3 XL are guaranteed Android version and security updates until October 2021

Pixel 3 and 3 XL are guaranteed Android version and security updates until October 2021

Before the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, Google had a habit of promising its Nexus and Pixel devices Android version updates for two years, but security fixes for three. That changed with the second-generation Pixels, which were guaranteed both types of updates for three years. The Pixel 3 family will benefit from the same courtesy.

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The Pixel Launcher from the Pixel 3 brings the Assistant button back, forces adaptive icons on all apps, and more [APK Download]

The Pixel Launcher from the Pixel 3 brings the Assistant button back, forces adaptive icons on all apps, and more [APK Download]

In Android P DP5, Google took away the voice icon that launched Assistant for some inexplicable reason. However, in numerous Pixel 3 leaks, we saw a new Assistant button in its place. Now that the Pixel 3 is in our hands, we're able to grab the APK and bring that button back to all of you.

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Google confirms gesture navigation is mandatory on the Pixel 3

Google confirms gesture navigation is mandatory on the Pixel 3

One of the new features in Android 9 Pie is gesture navigation - the three software nav buttons introduced in Android 4.0 have been replaced by a 'pill' that you swipe back and forth. The new navigation method is optional on the Pixel and Pixel 2, but Google has now confirmed that Pixel 3 owners are stuck with it.

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Not even the Pixel 3's call screening will save you from the nuisance of spam

Not even the Pixel 3's call screening will save you from the nuisance of spam

Spam phone calls are the abject worst. As if we didn't have enough already, we are rapidly heading towards a future where more calls are spam than not. It's gotten to the point where I leave my phones on DND most of the time, just looking to avoid the hassle of unsolicited numbers ringing me all day long. With the new Pixel 3 phones, Google's introducing a new call-screening feature for Assistant, promising to never make you talk to a spammer again. And while that may be true, your days of dealing with their interruptions aren't quite over yet.

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Google's Pixel 3 has plenty of new and upcoming camera features

Google's Pixel 3 has plenty of new and upcoming camera features

The biggest advantage of Pixel ownership, outside Google's highly optimized software experience, is the camera. Pixels have been consistently near or at the top of the pack when it comes to photo quality, and in no small part that's because of that Google software. A camera is more than just hardware, image processing can be as (or more) important than simply having a good sensor, and Google has included plenty of camera improvements this year. Let's take a look.

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The Pixel 3's Google Camera brings a new UI, RAW support, and a new panorama mode [APK Download]

The Pixel 3's Google Camera brings a new UI, RAW support, and a new panorama mode [APK Download]

The Pixel 3 has finally been officially announced, which means that new APKs are starting to roll in. We're kicking things off with the new Google Camera, which sports a number of differences from the current app on Pixels and Pixel 2s. Highlights include an updated interface, RAW support (finally), and a new panorama mode.

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Pixel 3 first impressions: Probably the best "small" smartphone in years

Pixel 3 first impressions: Probably the best "small" smartphone in years

The first Google Pixel - the small one - was basically a downsized carbon copy of its larger sibling. Price aside, it was what phone enthusiasts had been demanding from Google for years - a smaller smartphone that wasn't compromised relative to the bigger device that came alongside it. With the Pixel 2, that formula changed, and we got a phone with an older display layout, inferior haptics, and build quality that seemed a little "lesser than" the truly premium 2 XL. While the bigger phone had its issues, it was the little things that made the Pixel 2 just that much less special, less modern.

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Pixel Stand impressions: Google's renewed interest in wireless charging delivers a clever surprise

Pixel Stand impressions: Google's renewed interest in wireless charging delivers a clever surprise

It's been a minute since Google offered support for wireless charging on any of its smartphones, last making the feature available on the Nexus 6. And while it remained on the sidelines for the first and second-gen Pixels, with today's launch of the Pixel 3 it's finally back — and dare I say, thanks to the Pixel Stand, better than ever.

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