Google hires Apple chip bloke
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:38

Google hires Apple chip bloke


Should Qualcomm be worried?

Google has head hunted Apple’s chip man to come up with future versions of Google's Pixel phone.

Google admits some Pixel mics are borked
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 10 March 2017 11:40

Google admits some Pixel mics are borked


"Only a small number" will need to be replaced 

Google has admitted that a "small number" of its Pixel phones have shipped with borked microphones which will need to be returned so they can be replaced.

Pixel laptop goes the way of the Dodo
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 11:35

Pixel laptop goes the way of the Dodo


Did all it was supposed to do

Google’s senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterloh has hinted that the Pixel laptop will be going the way of Ned Stark from the Game of Thrones.

Pixel phone scores 644 Mbps on Wi-Fi
Published in Reviews
Monday, 27 February 2017 08:04

Pixel phone scores 644 Mbps on Wi-Fi


Outperforms Galaxy S7 by almost 2x

There is one generally incorrect conception that Wi-Fi is fast enough and that Wi-Fi is simply fast enough. The reality is that Fudzilla managed to prove that a Google Pixel phone powered by Snapdragon 821 SoC and Qualcomm Wi-Fi scores almost twice the performance of the Galaxy S7 phone.

The bezel will be a celeb death this year
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:24

The bezel will be a celeb death this year


Living on the edge


This year we will see the end of the bezel, or at least phones with very slim ones.

Daydream VR gets Netflix support
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 10:25

Daydream VR gets Netflix support


Makes it more useful

Netflix is now available for Google’s Daydream VR platform. The app supports HBM and Hulu too. 

Pixel predicted to sell six million
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 13:02

Pixel predicted to sell six million


Will make Google a cool billion

Beancounters at Morgan Stanley have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that 5-6 million of Pixel and Pixel XL mobiles will be sold this year.

HTC denies flogging off its smartphone business
Published in Mobiles


Things are not that bad yet

Troubled maker of smartphones HTC has denied rumours that it could be about to flog off its smartphone business.

Google’s Pixel XL is easy to fix
Published in News
Monday, 24 October 2016 11:09

Google’s Pixel XL is easy to fix


Easier than the Galaxies, but that is not exactly difficult

The latest bare bones Android handset is actually easier to mend than the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Note 7 according to iFixit.

Google Pixel shipping on October 20th
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:16

Google Pixel shipping on October 20th


US first Snapdragon 821 device

It looks like that if you order the Pixel by Google Phone, you might get one in the US on October 20th. It looks like that first batch includes both the smaller 5-inch and 5.5-inch version and is tailored for the Verizon network.