Google Pixel 3 Lite to Be Cheaper Than iPhone XR, Pixel Smartwatch Also in the Works: Report

Google is all set to launch its “lower-priced” smartphone this year, according to a media report. The smartphone is likely to be a part of the rumoured Pixel 3 Lite-Series that is expected to debut as the inferior smartphone range alongside the Pixel 3 family that was launched last year. The new Google phone is said to be priced lower than the iPhone XR that starts at $749 (Rs. 76,900 in India), which will make its price lower than that of the Pixel 3 that starts at $799 (Rs. 71,000…

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Google Pixel 4 May Offer Improved Dual-SIM Functionality Like 2018 iPhones, Tips AOSP Commit

The Google Pixel 4 might support Dual SIM, Dual Standby (DSDS) protocol Google’s next Pixel flagship is still a long time away, but it appears that the upcoming smartphone might offer better dual SIM functionality than the current crop and previous generation Pixel smartphones. As per the recent commit changes spotted in the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) Gerrit, the Pixel 4 might offer true dual SIM functionality that will allow users to choose which SIM they want to utilize for handling calls and messages. It is believed that the…

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Google Pixel Phones Now Automatically Pause Updates When in Use, Allow Scheduled Restarts

Google Pixel phones will now let you pause Android updates and schedule reboots so you can get your work done without interruptions. Downloads can also be paused manually, which might help users in situations when they need their full Internet bandwidth for other tasks. A message saying “Installation will automatically resume when the device is idle” lets users know that an update has been paused automatically, and this can also be overridden if the user chooses to do so. The ability to reschedule the phone rebooting, which is needed to…

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Google Releases February Android Security Update for Pixel Devices, Moves About Phone Section to Primary Settings

Google has released the February 2019 Android security update for Pixel users. The OTA and factory images of the latest Android update are now available for download. The update is rolling out to all Pixel models, including the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C. However, since Google dropped the security patch support for its Nexus models back in November last year, the update isn’t available for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The February Android security update addresses a total…

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Google Pixel 3 XL Lite Allegedly Spotted on Geekbench Again, This Time With 4GB RAM

It is much-rumoured news that Google is currently working on two new smartphones allegedly called the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. These smartphones have been spotted multiple times in render leaks, on benchmark sites and in CAD leaks from case manufacturers. We already have a fair idea of the internals of each smartphone, but each new leak reveals more detail about the upcoming product. The Google Pixel 3 XL Lite was allegedly spotted on benchmarking site Geekbench with slightly different specifications that are more likely to be…

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Google’s ‘Coral’ Reaches Geekbench With Android Q, Likely to Be Pixel 3 Successor

Android Q isn’t likely to debut anytime before the next I/O developer conference later in May. But before the formal announcement of the new Android iteration, a Google device with codename “Coral” has been spotted on Geekbench. The new device, which appears to be the successor to the existing Pixel 3 models, is listed with a Qualcomm SoC that could be the Snapdragon 855, along with 6GB of RAM. There is also an explicit mentioning of Android Q – the next version after Android Pie. According to the listing on…

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Paytm Republic Day Sale: Samsung Galaxy Note 9, iPhone X, Google Pixel 3 Listed With Cashback, Other Deals

Getting in on the Republic Day celebrations, Paytm is hosting a sale on Paytm Mall offering cashback on smartphones. It’s partnered with American Express to offer 10 percent additional cashback to its buyers (max cashback Rs. 2,000, min transaction amount Rs. 10,000). Additionally, the buyers will also be able to opt for no-cost EMIs as a part of the Paytm sale. On the list includes the iPhone 7, iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime, the Vivo Y series, Google Pixel 3, and more. The sale is…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9, iPhone X, Pixel 3 Listed With Cashback, Other Deals in Paytm Republic Day Sale

Getting in on the Republic Day celebrations, Paytm is hosting a sale on Paytm Mall offering cashback on smartphones. It’s partnered with American Express to offer 10 percent additional cashback to its buyers (max cashback Rs. 2,000, min transaction amount Rs. 10,000). On the list includes the iPhone 7, iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime, the Vivo Y series, Google Pixel 3, and more. The sale is set to go on till January 26. Starting with the Apple devices, the iPhone X 64GB is retailing for…

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DxOMark Starts Testing Selfie Cameras; Google Pixel 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Share Top Spot (For Now)

DxOMark, the camera testing portal that is popular for publishing camera results of different flagship smartphones, has now started testing selfie cameras on phones. The DxOMark Selfie test protocol that is designed specifically for the front camera sensors takes more than 1,500 self-portraits and two hours of video to determine selfie results. The DxOMark team uses the same procedures and methodologies that it considers for testing the main camera performance of smartphones. However, there are important modifications “to reflect the way front cameras are used”. The models that are currently…

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Pixel 3 Lite ‘Pre-Production’ Unit Leaks on Video, Tips Snapdragon 670 SoC and Headphone Jack

Photo Credit: YouTube/ Andro News We already know that a Google Pixel 3 Lite and a Pixel 3 XL Lite are in the works thanks to multiple leaks over a period of time. While these devices first leaked in a few hands-on images, these were also spotted on popular benchmarking sites revealing the guts powering these devices. The Pixel 3 Lite and the Pixel 3 XL, like the names suggest, are ‘Lite’ versions of the Google Pixel 3 and the Google Pixel 3 XL respectively. The latest leak of the…

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