It appears that Google’s official case lineup for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro might now have a design flaw as a growing number of disgruntled owners report warped, yellowing of the protective smartphone covers.
Poll May 18
A week ago at Google I/O 2022, we saw some interesting new launch announcements including a brand new wave of products — some of which we won’t see fully until later this fall.
Poll May 11
If you were ever wondering how committed Google is to its Pixel lineup, today’s showing at I/O makes it pretty clear with a whopping six new products. What was your most exciting reveal?
Poll May 10
Google’s annual I/O developer conference doesn’t just include new software-related announcements, a new wave of Made by Google hardware products is also expected to launch. So we want to know what you’re most excited about.
Poll May 5
Poll April 18
For the privacy-conscious, the Camera and Mic access toggles that Google introduced with Android 12 can provide peace of mind, and are generally more convenient than disabling those permissions outright for an app. By design, they’re quite strict and can be overly so, with there being upsides to future versions of Android introducing more granularity.
Poll April 13
As we reported at the start of this year, a tentatively named “Chromecast HD with Google TV” is in the works. It will presumably be cheaper than the existing $49.99 dongle and be closer in price to the $29.99 Chromecast. Once that new device launches, one interesting question is whether Google will still sell a streamer that is powered by its original Cast operating system?
Poll March 27
After years of stagnation, Android 12 brought renewed attention to widgets on the OS. Google introduced a number of new tools for developers and revamped its first-party offerings. With all these changes, are you using widgets more?
Poll March 3
After a lull with the Pixel 5 in 2020, it’s hard to argue that Google listened to fans and went right back to the drawing board with a reinvented and reenvisioned flagship Pixel 6 series in 2021. Early leaks indicate that the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will pack modest upgrades but we’re wondering just where the bulk of changes will come from.
Poll February 9
Samsung’s latest flagship phones have arrived, with the Galaxy S22 and S22+ delivering moderate upgrades and the Galaxy S22 Ultra the Note reincarnate. You’ve probably learned a lot about these phones from our coverage, but surely there are a few more things you want to know. With nearly a month until it starts shipping, what are you biggest questions about the Galaxy S22 and S22 Ultra?
Poll January 31
After my fourth or fifth switch back-and-forth between the latest flagship duo, I’m beginning to feel that while the bigger, more capable Pro model is objectively better, it doesn’t quite exude the same charm as the smaller, approachable, and infinitely more “fun” Pixel 6.
Poll January 26
In YouTube’s 2022 Priorities letter, CEO Susan Wojcicki cited podcasting (just before NFTs) as an additional source of revenue for Creators. Podcasts already exist on the site as videos, but this is the latest mention that strongly implies that YouTube is going to provide a more dedicated experience. What form could YouTube Podcasts take and does that sound like something you’d use?
Poll January 17
Poll December 28, 2021
Despite chip shortages and other issues, 2021 was a pretty great year for smartphones. We saw continued improvements to new form factors, the arrival of potential game-changers, and more. What was your favorite Android phone of 2021?
Poll November 24, 2021
To the left of most Android homescreens is a feed that “actively tunes itself to a user’s interests and displays content that aligns with those interests.” This is Google Discover and something that people have many varying opinions about that are rooted in what it replaced: Google Now.
Poll November 4, 2021
Thanks to leaks, we had a fairly solid indication of what to expect prior to Google’s “official” unveiling of the Pixel 6 series including all the color options.
Poll October 14, 2021
Did you know that Google’s upcoming Pixel Fall Launch event will include more than just smartphone announcements? Yes, we’re going to see some other stuff too!
Poll October 7, 2021
The Pixel 4 series was the first and — at present — the only Made by Google smartphone to come with dedicated tech to enable secure 3D face scanning for biometric security. A recent leak indicates that face unlock is returning on the Pixel 6 series alongside an in-display fingerprint scanner, but we want to know which you prefer?
Poll September 30, 2021
Android 12 has been almost a year in the making, but not all smartphones are eligible to get updated when it arrives. Which has us wondering just which Android version you’re currently running on your device.
Poll September 23, 2021
Smartphone fast charging should have completely altered the way in which we charge our Android devices, but it’s not clear just if that is the case.
Poll September 16, 2021
The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro could very well be the best Pixel devices to date, but we’re still waiting to see them unveiled — and then get our greasy mitts on the duo when they launch (hopefully) soon.
Poll September 9, 2021
The Pixel 6 promises so much that there is the distinct possibility that we could be let down by the soft reboot of the series. With Android 12 similarly offering a massive overhaul alongside the Pixel 6 launch, we want to know what feature you’re most excited by.
Poll September 2, 2021
We don’t yet know the official launch date for the Pixel 6 or 6 Pro, but for Google, a lot is riding on the upcoming flagship duo. What’s also interesting is just what specific device people are looking at picking up.
Poll August 26, 2021
Google has confirmed that it is set to exclude the charger from the box with the upcoming Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, positing an environmental stance as the reason why. With rumors of faster charging, it might mean that to get the fastest charge speeds, you’ll now need to pick up a separate accessory.
Poll August 19, 2021
After a fairly quiet launch, the Pixel 5a with 5G is now available in a very limited capacity, and so we want to know if you are considering one, or if it’s a definite buy for you.
Poll August 7, 2021
This week, Google took the wraps off of its fall smartphones, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, offering each in three colorways. Now that we’ve seen official renders of the Pixel 6 series, what’s your favorite color?
Update 8/7: The results are in, here are your favorite colors for the Pixel 6 series.
Poll August 4, 2021
Based on what Google announced this week for its next set of flagship phones, the company is going all in on the premium space. Obviously, that’s going to come with a cost for potential customers, and Google isn’t being shy that the Pixel 6 price will be on the higher end of the spectrum.
Poll July 14, 2021
Poll July 8, 2021
If we take the Pixel 6 renders at face value, the design will be a huge talking point, but we’re still unsure of what colors we might end up seeing.
Poll June 17, 2021
Reports over the past few weeks suggest that flexible OLED production will start in October for a folding Pixel device. Which leads us to wonder if you would even buy or consider a foldable Google Pixel.
Poll June 10, 2021
The recent Pixel Feature Drop and subsequent Google Camera update has added yet another feature to the Made by Google devices, which poses the question as to what is your favorite or most-used camera feature.
Poll June 3, 2021
Google has pulled the plug on unlimited Photos storage for everyone but a select few Pixel users, which might mean you are eyeing up or already subscribe to one of the affordable Google One storage plans.
Poll May 28, 2021
Ahead of the opening this summer, we got a sneak peek yesterday at the first Google Store in New York City. The company has said that the retail location is an “important next step” for its hardware division. For prospective visitors, what are you most looking forward to doing at a Google Store?
Poll May 27, 2021
Despite the fact that Tile trackers are a fairly solid product and integrate nicely with the Google Assistant, the recent release of Apple AirTags had us thinking about a Made by Google equivalent.
Poll May 24, 2021
Starting on June 1, Google Photos will make its biggest change since launch by bringing unlimited storage to an end. As most users will need to pay going forward, it begs the question, will you switch from Google Photos to another platform?
Poll May 20, 2021
Wear OS might not be in the strong position that makes it a go-to for Android owners, but there is a lot to love and plenty to be disappointed in if you do end up buying a smartwatch running on Google’s platform – or already own one.
Poll May 13, 2021
Android tablets get a bad rep, but sometimes, if you only want a Netflix machine or basic device for viewing videos, they can be pretty darn solid.
Poll May 12, 2021
Amazon refreshes Echo Show display lineup yet again — is Google falling behind? [Poll]
Google and Amazon are the two biggest players when it comes to smart speakers and displays, and today, Amazon has refreshed its popular Echo Show lineup for 2021. It’s got us thinking — is Google falling behind?
Poll May 6, 2021
We recently asked you just how often you upgrade your Google Pixel, with mixed results. However, we now want to know just which Google Pixel device you are currently using on a daily basis.
Poll May 4, 2021
Did you complete the Google Pay Spring Challenge to redeem $30? [Poll]
Google Pay’s Spring Challenge ended yesterday, and we’re curious how many people were actually able to collect all five stickers to redeem $30.
Poll May 3, 2021
Every month, Stadia Pro offers a diverse selection of games for subscribers to claim for free, which is sure to leave quite a few games unplayed in some players’ libraries. How many unplayed Pro games do you have in your Stadia library?
Poll March 26, 2021
Every year since launch, YouTube TV has bumped up its monthly cost, with Google using the ever-expanding channel list as justification for the cost. But how many channels are we all actually watching?
Poll March 25, 2021
Last week, we asked you what channels you actually watch on YouTube TV, as the service has ramped up in both cost and number of channels. Let’s take a look at what you told us.
Poll March 22, 2021
OnePlus just announced that some of its current devices and its upcoming OnePlus 9 will be moving from the in-house HydrogenOS to Oppo’s ColorOS, at least in China. It has got us thinking, how much of the value for a OnePlus smartphone relies on its software? Would you switch to something else if OnePlus ever adopted ColorOS around the globe?
Poll February 26, 2021
This month has been… something, for Stadia fans. Between closing its studios, new exclusives, questionable updates, a possible lawsuit, some new games and 100 more promised, and one incredibly damaging report, being a user of Google’s gaming platform has never been more of a wild ride. It’s clear that Stadia is not in a great place right now, and it’s got us thinking, what could Stadia have done differently during its first full year?
Poll November 11, 2020
Well, it finally happened. Google today announced that its extremely popular Google Photos app would be losing free unlimited storage next year. With a product that was thrown into the public eye on that promise, is it still worth using now that free storage is a thing of the past?
Poll October 29, 2020
What are your first impressions of the Google Pixel 5? [Poll]
This week, Pixel 5 shipments have been steadily arriving to those who preordered the phone in the US. We’ve already heard the opinions of numerous reviewers, but now that the Google Pixel 5 is out in the wild, we want to know what you think.
Poll October 6, 2020
What do you think about the new Gmail, Drive, and other Google Workspace logos? [Poll]
Gmail, Google Drive, and other G Suite services are used by millions of people every day, and now Google has announced a pretty big change. G Suite is now Google Workspace, and it’s bringing a whole new set of logos for Gmail, Meet, Drive, and more.