Google doc mentions development of foldable Pixel smartphone

The site 9to5Google has seen a document in which Google mentions the development of a Pixel smartphone with a folding screen. It should be released before the end of next year, the document said. The phone would be codenamed Passport, 9to5Google mentions. That was the name of a BlackBerry smartphone from 2014, but it probably … Read more

Google doc mentions development foldable Pixel smartphone

The site 9to5Google has seen a document in which Google mentions the development of a Pixel smartphone with a folding screen. It should be released before the end of next year, the document said. The phone would be codenamed Passport, 9to5Google mentions. That was the name of a BlackBerry smartphone from 2014, but probably indicates … Read more

Android phone camera could be used without permission

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability that allowed them to activate cameras on Android devices without users’ consent. This was due to errors in the camera apps from Google and Samsung. The leak may also be in camera apps from other brands. Researchers from Checkmarx conducted research with a Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3. … Read more

Google warns that attackers are exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in Android

Google’s Project Zero research team has indications that exploits for an as-yet unfixed vulnerability in Android are being actively exploited. The exploits work on at least eighteen different Android devices, which can be fully taken over. This is a privilege escalation vulnerability labeled CVE-2019-2215 that allows full takeover of certain Android devices. Google considers the … Read more

Google stops ota update Android Q beta 4 after bootloops Pixel devices

Google began releasing the fourth beta of Android Q on Wednesday but stopped ota distribution after some Pixel phones showed bootloop issues. It seems to be mainly about the Pixel 2 XL. Google announced the arrival of Android Q beta 4 on Wednesday, but Android Police noted that the rollout has been put on hold. … Read more

Google Pixel 3a users complain that their copies randomly shut down

Users of both the Google Pixel 3a and XL versions are reporting issues with their smartphones. The complaining users’ Pixel 3a phones turn themselves off at random times. One user describes on Reddit that a reboot is required if he connects his phone to Wi-Fi and does not use it for about ten minutes. The … Read more

Google stops selling Pixel 2 smartphones

Google has stopped selling its Pixel 2 smartphones and only supplies the new Pixel 3 models. The Pixel 2 models, which came out a year and a half ago, are still for sale at other online stores. That the Pixel 2 models have disappeared from the Google Store was noted by Android Police. A direct … Read more

Pixel smartphones owners complain about disappearing photos

Users of several Pixel smartphones have complained that photos taken with the camera are disappearing from the device. It appears to be a widespread problem, with some complaints from Android users with a non-Pixel smartphone. The complaints appeared on Reddit, but also on Google’s support forums, as noted by The Verge, among others, who made … Read more

Google Pixel 3 has LG OLED screen

The Google Pixel 3 has an OLED screen from LG Display. That’s according to a teardown from iFixit. Earlier, the 3 XL variant appeared to have an OLED screen from Samsung. Last year there was a LG screen in the large model and a Samsung screen in the small version. Pixel 3 with OLED screen … Read more

Google Pixel 3 XL has Samsung OLED screen

Google’s Pixel 3 XL smartphone has an OLED screen from Samsung. iFixit discovered this after disassembling the device. In the Pixel 2 XL, Google used an OLED screen from LG and initially there were complaints about the quality. Samsung marks on the display modulePhoto: iFixit The teardown of the Pixel 3 XL by iFixit shows … Read more