• Ringke Discounts LG V40 ThinQ, Google Pixel 3, Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ Cases Starting At $3.90 w/ Code - October 2018

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    A ton of new smartphones have launched in the past few weeks - with two launching yesterday - and Ringke wants to make sure you have a case or two to protect your latest smartphone. So, it is discounting a number of cases via Amazon right now. Bringing these cases down to as low as $3.90, which is an absolute steal. Now, in order to get these cases for the prices mentioned below, you are going to need to select the one that is Ringke Store fulfilled and not fulfilled by Amazon, that means that you do give up the Amazon Prime 2-day shipping unfortunately. There are cases available for the...
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  • Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the first to support Android Protected Confirmation in Pie

    Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the first to support Android Protected Confirmation in Pie

    1 month ago - By 9to5Google

    Android Pie introduced a new security feature called Android Protected Confirmation for performing critical transactions, like banking and controlling medical devices. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the first to support the new functionality, with Google continuing to detail the security features on their latest phone this week.
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  • Google Pixel 3 can't be unlocked with ‘Voice Match,' replaced w/ ‘personal' Assistant results

    Google Pixel 3 can't be unlocked with ‘Voice Match,' replaced w/ ‘personal' Assistant results

    1 month ago - By 9to5Google

    For quite some time now, most Android phones have had the option to be unlocked via your voice and an “OK Google” or “Hey Google” command. Using “Voice Match,” Google has offered up this functionality on its past two Pixel phones, but now its latest doesn't support it. Oddly, Pixel 3 doesn't support this feature.
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  • The Pixel 3's dual cameras are a tacit admission that AI can't do everything - yet

    The Pixel 3's dual cameras are a tacit admission that AI can't do everything - yet

    1 month ago - By VentureBeat

    OPINION: Google's latest flagship smartphones - the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL - are finally shipping to customers, and the reviews are unanimous: The rear camera and dual selfie cams are best in class. But as good as those cameras might be, they're a bit puzzling - and sort of paradoxical. Allow me to explain. The origina...
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  • Google Pixel 3XL's front-facing speakers have different volume levels by design

    Google Pixel 3XL's front-facing speakers have different volume levels by design

    1 month ago - By Phone Arena

    There have been some complaints made about the just released Pixel 3 XL's front-facing speakers, namely that the speaker volume is not balanced. In other words, one of the speakers seems to push out audio at a lower volume than the other one. The issue was discussed on Reddit, prompting a response from the Made by Google team. According to the company, this is actually done by design.
    Google says that the new Pixel 3 XL employs new amplifier technology, and with "advanced speaker protection algorithms," the company is able to push the speakers hard to get every bit ...
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  • Google Pixel 3 ‘Top Shot' Feature Isn't As Great As It Sounds

    Google Pixel 3 ‘Top Shot' Feature Isn't As Great As It Sounds

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: The Top Shot functionality of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL flagships is severely limited in what it can do compared to how Google presented it last week and isn't the best option for salvaging mistimed photographs that the mobile industry can currently offer. While the company made no mention of that fact during its announcement, Top Shot images aren't of the full-resolution variety and are instead limited to three-megapixel results, and that's assuming you're satisfied with one of the several frames the Pixel 3 devices “recommend,” provided there are any to choose from in the...
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  • Google Pixel 3 phones found to be SIM-exclusive to Verizon

    Google Pixel 3 phones found to be SIM-exclusive to Verizon

    1 month ago - By Android Community

    Say what you want about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Others may be impressed by the pair but there are people underwhelmed by them. Both phones have already undergone teardown analyses that revealed they are hard to repair, no thanks to too much glue. It's not a major problem because a number of...
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