Just a couple days ago, a developer released a modded Pixel Launcher with a fully functional Google Now pane. We hinted that this might spread to other launchers in the near future, and quite sooner than expected, the one and only Nova Launcher is adding true Google Now integration in its latest beta update today.
Just about everyone would love for Google to design their own chips for the Pixels. Qualcomm’s Snapdragons are great and all, but they only offer max 2-3 years of support and still fall short of the speeds of Apple’s processors. However, according to Variety, Google has just hired Manu Gulati, a key Apple chip architect, to build custom chips for the Pixels.
Just recently we found that Google had shelved “muskie”—the supposed Pixel XL successor. Muskie is likely to be replaced by “taimen,” an even larger device. Now, reports are saying LG might be the manufacturer of that larger device.
Google’s “Pixel Launcher,” exclusive to their Pixel phones, brings a lot of unique features in a simple and beautiful interface. While you can easily download the APK to your device or customize Nova Launcher, the result was just not the same. Today, thanks to the work of developer AmirZ, a fully-functional version of the Pixel Launcher is now available for all of Android.
Pixel Spot’s got a new look! I’m happy to say we’ve revamped our site with a new theme and logo.
We’re already five days into June and Google’s rolling out new Android builds to its devices. If you don’t want to wait for the OTA to hit you, we’ve rounded up the links for you. Google also says that this update should address the problem for any Pixels experiencing freezing.
Android Wear 2.0, after being released way back in February of this year, has seen anything but a quick roll out. Die hard Moto 360 users have been waiting for eternity without any kind of response from Motorola, until today.
The new Galaxies from Samsung are finally here, and they look absolutely stunning.
I’m sure probably by now you’ve already seen a ton of S8 news—but those wallpapers. We know you want them, so here they are: the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ official stock wallpapers in their full, gorgeous resolution.