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Stephen Hall

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Stephen is Managing Editor at 9to5Google. You can find more of his current work on the flip side at 9to5Mac, as well as at 9to5Toys and Electrek. If you want to get in touch with Stephen, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Google+. Or, you can send him an email at stephen (at) 9to5mac (dot) com, or an encrypted email at hallstephen j (at) protonmail (dot) com.

 

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Today we’ve got a couple Pixel 3 stories about it losing Voice Match to be replaced with personal Assistant results, Verizon Pixel 3s are locked, Google charging $40 per phone for its apps in the EU, and some deals.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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October 18

Today we’ve got a teardown surprisingly reveals an LG display on the smaller Pixel 3, Google posts factory images for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, and Google opens Digital Wellbeing to Android One.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

October 17

Today we’ve got a hodge podge of random stories. Google Lens, Spotify on Wear OS, and Google details its Titan M chip in the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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This week we talk about our review and impressions with the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL after about a week.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google Podcasts, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

Kicking off at 5:05 ET

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October 16

Today we’ve got a handful of Pixel 3 stories. A Google Pixel 3 XL teardown by iFixit confirmed that Samsung is indeed supplying the Pixel 3’s display, Pixel 3 shot an Eminem music video, and more.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL’s dual front-firing speakers are an important part of the phone. They’ve been in the Pixel line since last year, they’re part of the reason for the larger model’s notch, and many reviews have noted that they are very much improved over last year. Let’s take a look at how the Google Pixel 3 speakers compare to each other, last year’s Pixel 2 XL, the Home Mini, and other phones…

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October 15

Today we’ve got our review of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Also, an in-depth display test from DIsplayMate heralds the Pixel 3 XL as in the same ballpark as Apple and Samsung, and we have a OnePlus 6T rumor roundup.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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The Google Pixel is back for its third year, and I’ll cut to the chase: Google has basically nailed these phones in every regard, save for a few subjective caveats you already know about. They’re both in many ways my favorite don’t-call-them-Android phones, Google’s best attempt yet at making the Pixel lineup compelling to anyone, and two of the best phones you can buy overall. For lots of iPhone users and Android users alike, these should both be seriously considered as your next…

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October 12

Today we’ve got a bunch of hands-on footage of the Google Home Hub, the Google Home app, the new white Chromecast, the and details on the Google Pixel 3 back scratching issue.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Many initial impressions with the Google Pixel 3 from around the web have noted something potentially problematic about the new Google flagship’s smooth touch glass back. Perhaps most notable was a photo that ArsTechnica‘s Ron Amadeo took in the demo space of a phone that had what looked to be egregious scratches on the back… on day one

So I decided to do a brief test myself, by making a custom 9to5Google-branded Pixel 3 XL.

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October 11

Android is the world’s most ubiquitous OS and one of the most important parts of Google’s business. But it’s becoming clearer that the company no longer wants the word associated with its phones. The latest evidence is in the transcript for its event this week in New York City.

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Today we’ve got Google testing Fuchsia on the Home Hub, some Pixel 3 camera tidbits, a review of the Chromecast (2018), and more.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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October 10

Today we’ve got a lot of followup coverage from the event yesterday. Damien goes hands on with the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Google Pixel Slate, and Google Pixel Stand. More to come.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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This week we talk about yesterday’s Made by Google 2018 event. The Mountain View company announced the Google Pixel 3, Google Home Hub, Google Pixel Slate, Google Pixel Stand, and more. We share our initial impressions.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google Podcasts, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Hands-on: Every ‘Made by Google’ fabric case for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL [Gallery]

Google announced the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL yesterday, and with those new smartphones, they also refreshed the fabric case lineup they initially introduced last year. Here’s a look at all the new cases.

October 9

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have finally arrived, and there’s not much to be surprised about in terms of specs on paper. All the leaks were spot-on. There’s no Pixel Ultra. So while we would — in a normal year — be barely processing where these phones sit in the market, analyzing how they compare to the competition, and talking about their looks (or lack thereof), we’ve had the luxury of already having done more of that than average. That said, what’s new as of today?

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Today we’ve got Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Google Home Hub, and Google Pixel Slate official announcements, among many other things.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Google announced the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the Google Home Hub, the Google Pixel Slate, and a handful of other products today, and now we’re getting to see them in the flesh for the very first time. Here’s your first rough look at all these products straight from Made by Google 2018 in New York City.

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After months of leaks and speculation, Google has today announced its Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL flagship smartphones. The devices are pretty much exactly what we thought they were: a pair of well-specced premium Android phones made by Google itself, with slightly revamped external designs, iterative updates across the board, and powered by best-in-class software.

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It’s October 9th and Made by Google 2018 has finally arrived. 9to5Google’s Google Event Live Blog + News Hub will be updated regularly throughout the day with the latest announcements from Google. The event kicks off at 11 am ET/8 am PT, so read on for quick links to our roundup coverage over the last few weeks, tweets from the ground, and all the latest news as it develops…

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