According to a recent report published by Ars Technica just this week, the number of installations of the Pixel Launcher mobile app (which can only be utilized with Google’s Pixel smartphones) has reached more than a million.
According to a recent report published by Yonhap News, Google is said to be planning to pour an $880 million investment (at least) in LG Display in order to increase the production of OLED display screens for its Pixel devices. The aim of the move is to find a reliable supplier of panels so that the tech giant can minimize its reliance on Samsung Display.
There is talk that the new upcoming Pixel device this year could get rid of the familiar 3.5 millimeter headphone jack. The basis of this rumor is a post in the comments section of 9to5Google, but it is worth noting that tech site did clarify that it has not been able to confirm yet if its source (there is only one) has enough basis to claim so.
As revealed by Rick Osterloh, chief of hardware at Google, a new Pixel device is coming this year, but this new flagship offering may come with a rather steep price. When Google released its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones last year, it signalled a new era in which the tech giant is releasing a Google branded device that is not Nexus.
Over the weekend, Google had revealed that it would be deploying Google Assistant soon to Android powered mobile devices in the United States, and then to other countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Well, the tech giant is now making good on that promise, tweeting just recently that the roll out is now ongoing.
Fresh from relaunching its unlimited data option, Verizon Wireless is now taking full advantage of the momentum to introduce a new trade in deal targeted to those looking to sign up for its Verizon Unlimited plan for the first time.
According to a report published by SamMobile, soon to be owners of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 devices will have a better artificial intelligence feature than users of Google Pixel devices. There is some speculation that Samsung’s next flagship handsets will come with Bixby Assistant, which might launch with seven or even eight languages.
Earlier this week, Google had revealed that it was starting the roll out of Android 7.1.2, the newest version of Android Nougat, to devices such as the Google Pixel and the Nexus 5X (built by LG) by way of an over the air update.
Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones may only be available as an exclusive at Verizon Wireless, but various industry watchers are observing that the devices are selling well nonetheless during this year’s holiday shopping season.
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