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Google Faces Pixel 2 Disaster

Google Faces Pixel 2 Disaster

If Google wants to disrupt Apple and Samsung's smartphone designs, it'll need to reduce the cost of the Pixel 3 when it comes to market. And yes, it did mock its Cupertino rival for the same thing earlier this month. The company could not afford to have the mishaps of the Pixel 2 or even the Home Mini smart speaker escalating towards a bad reputation, wrecking their hardware division before it has a chance to grow more. The e-commerce platform will essentially buy back your old Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone for 50 per cent the current value on Flipkart. Both phones feature slightly bigger, true-edge-to-edge curved screens and the best Mobile HDR+ displays around. The internet giant made a decision to create its line of Android-using devices through OEMs and thus started the Nexus, then Pixel lines.

Google's latest offering is not a complete rethink but a refined, improved versions of last year's original, adding a few features and removing a few as well.

Meanwhile, other users are reporting their Pixel XL 2 screen displays a blue tint when viewed from certain angles - a visual aberration an OLED screen should not exhibit.

We don't know much about Android P just yet, but it seems it's already being worked on, as XDA Developers has found references to it in the Android Open Source Project. The search engine giant will refer to them as A, B, and C to keep their identity secret.

UBreakiFix now has over 335 retail locations and the company says they've fixed tens of thousands of Pixel smartphones already.

We were also told that two of these devices will be considered "premium", while the third will fit into the "high" end tier.

On the Google device, the navigation bar that is often at the bottom of the screen could be seen faintly when it should not have been visible. Right now the Pixel 2 can be picked up SIM-free for £629 for the 64GB model, and £729 for the 128GB model. Opening up the device-tree blob binary present on the Pixel 2 also prominently shows the word "Monette Hill", which sounds like some kind of Intel codename. Additionally, the Google smartphones will be sold from more than 1000 offline stores in India, the company had revealed after the global launch. Come on Google, make support for the 3.5mm a USP.

Droid-Life also noticed another mysterious device code-named wahoo. Folks at XDA Developers report that wahoo is not a Pixel device.

YouTuber Kelly McWilliams shared his woes concerning the Pixel 2 XL.

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