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Google releases Android's October security bulletin, OTAs and factory images available for Nexus/Pixel devices

Google releases Android's October security bulletin, OTAs and factory images available for Nexus/Pixel devices

The month of October has just begun, which means Pumpkin Spice lattes, leaves falling off trees, and marathons of The Nightmare Before Christmas on TV. It also means Google has released another Android security bulletin, just like the company does at the start of every month. As usual, OTA zips and factory images with the fixes are already available for Pixel and Nexus devices.

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[Update: Another pic, this time without a case] Pixel 2 XL leaks in new photo, confirms redesigned launcher and dual speakers

[Update: Another pic, this time without a case] Pixel 2 XL leaks in new photo, confirms redesigned launcher and dual speakers

Google is unveiling the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in just two short days, but us tech enthusiasts are an impatient bunch. An image of the Pixel 2 XL in a case has just been leaked by Evan Blass, and it confirms a bunch of things we suspected were coming, including a heavily revised launcher and dual front-facing speakers.

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[Update: 14.2 bugfix and download] Magisk beta v14.1 roots the Pixels and survives OTA

[Update: 14.2 bugfix and download] Magisk beta v14.1 roots the Pixels and survives OTA

Hot off his recent vacation, Magisk developer topjohnwu has released a beta version of Magisk (v14.1) that works with the Pixel phones. We've even installed it on one of our own Pixel XLs and, well, it works. This is probably one of the oldest requests users have had for Magisk, and now it's here. Best of all, it works without a custom recovery, and (allegedly) survives OTA. 

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[Update x2: Confirmed hoax] Leaked slides hint at what might be the "Ultra pixel" phone by Google

[Update x2: Confirmed hoax] Leaked slides hint at what might be the "Ultra pixel" phone by Google

On further inspection and after much more discussion, the Android Police team has come to the consensus that the slides shown in this video are, at the very least, probably not representative of anything we'll see at Google's October 4th event, if not outright fabrications. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to "debunk" something like this because it is hard to come by directly contradictory evidence, but tidbits from the alleged source like dual rear cameras - which we are quite certain are not a feature of either upcoming Pixel phone - lead us to deeply question the quality of this information.
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[Deal Alert] Get a refurbished Pixel or Pixel XL from Woot, starting at $349.99

[Deal Alert] Get a refurbished Pixel or Pixel XL from Woot, starting at $349.99

Woot sells some junky stuff on occasion, but it also offers some really excellent deals just as often. Today is the latter; Woot has the Pixel and Pixel XL (both refurbs) on sale for very competitive prices. The Pixel starts at $349.99 and the XL starts at $399.99. You even have the option of stepping up to the 128GB version.

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Google confirms it will pay $1.1 billion to acquire HTC's Pixel team and license technology

Google confirms it will pay $1.1 billion to acquire HTC's Pixel team and license technology

The rumor mill was working overtime over the last few weeks as everyone speculated what a Google acquisition of HTC would look like. Would it be a Motorola situation? Maybe more like Microsoft acquiring Nokia? In the end, it's nothing so extreme as an acquisition. Google and HTC have come to an agreement wherein Google essentially carves out the Pixel business from HTC, leaving the rest to continue making smartphones.

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Some users are experiencing random reboots on Android 8.0 Oreo

Some users are experiencing random reboots on Android 8.0 Oreo

Usually, updates improve an experience, but that isn't always the case. For some, the recent upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo seems to have come at the cost of stability. A large number of people have reported frequent random reboots occurring since they made the jump, including some of us here at AP. 

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Google Pixelbook, a laptop-tablet hybrid with a $99 "Pixelbook Pen," will start at $1199 and top out at $1749

Google Pixelbook, a laptop-tablet hybrid with a $99 "Pixelbook Pen," will start at $1199 and top out at $1749

Google hasn't been selling the Chromebook Pixel for a while now, but it looks like there's a new one on the horizon called the Pixelbook. This flagship Chromebook will sport some very nice hardware, but it won't be cheap; pricing will top out at a whopping $1749. Yes, $1749 for a Chromebook, and you'll have to pony up another $99 for the "Pixelbook Pen."

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Pixel 2 will come in three colors including "Kinda Blue," will cost $649 for 64GB model and $749 for 128GB

Pixel 2 will come in three colors including "Kinda Blue," will cost $649 for 64GB model and $749 for 128GB

We just got a look at images and pricing for the Pixel 2 XL, but now it's the smaller Pixel 2's turn. This HTC-made device will actually be fairly reasonably-priced at $649 for the 64GB storage size and $749 for 128GB, and it'll come in three uniquely-named colors.

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Opinion: The new Pixels will have the same problem as the current ones - they're just Android phones

Opinion: The new Pixels will have the same problem as the current ones - they're just Android phones

A little-acknowledged but persistent problem has plagued every Google handset since the original Nexus One: Their most defining characteristics - Google's services and Android itself - are not unique to them.

With each new Google phone, consumers do often get their first chance to buy (well, assuming they're in stock - a big assumption) a device that ships with the latest version of Android. Or, they can wait four or five months and buy one that ships with that same version of Android from another, better-known vendor, typically with all of the major improvements and new features intact. Such a limited window of exclusivity on a highly iterative and admittedly quite geeky facet of a product all but ensures most people cannot be bothered to understand any of this.

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