The Google Store has the 5-inch Google Pixel smartphone’s Really Blue color back in stock again after the limited edition hue was sold out within hours of being made available. The 32 GB Google Pixel in Really Blue is now available for purchase for $649.
Google adds two new colors to the Daydream View VR several weeks after the standard Slate’s rollout. The device itself is still ‘dumb,’ which means it has no electronics component except for the NFC chip.
Google Pixel owners have been experiencing camera freezing issues, as well as pink and purple lines on images. Google is reportedly aware of the issues and is ‘actively working’ on a fix.
Google dropped the OK Google voice command feature on Android Auto without any fan fare. A Reddit user was able to spot the hotword support in his dashboard after updating the driving app to its latest version.
Google’s Santa Tracker is right on track, and on Dec. 1, the Santa Village goes live with a slew of fun games to count down the days until Christmas. A new ‘Present Quest’ feature brings Pokémon GO-like action, but there are plenty of other games if you don’t want to brave the cold weather.
Google Pixel XL orders placed today will now have a January 2017 shipping date. While the delay is attributed to high demand, some are citing the weakness in Google’s distribution system, which also manifested during the sale of its old Nexus line.
Google Pixel users who have upgraded their devices to Android 7.1 are getting distorted screenshots sent from iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. No one one knows why this is happening as Google and Apple have not released any statement about the issue yet.
Google is bringing back the Chromecast branding to the Chromecast ecosystem. Recently, the streaming media platform has been renamed to Google Cast for improved branding purposes.
Google introduced its ‘Popular Times’ feature for Google Maps last year, letting users know how busy places typically are at different times. A recent update of Google Maps now updates users with real-time data on how busy an area is.
A new update now equips Google Pixel and Pixel XL with double-tap and raise-to-wake features. It is currently only available to Canadian users but there is a way to get it if one lives elsewhere.