Verizon Stories October 19

GOOG: 984.45

-8.36

Update #2: The Verge has received the following statement from Google, who says it will reimburse those who paid the premium:

“This was an error, which is now fixed,” a spokesperson writes, adding “Sorry for any confusion. We’ll be reaching out shortly to reimburse those impacted.”

Update: Some report different experiences with Google’s pop-up shop, saying the company changed policy throughout the day. It sounds very much like a “your mileage may vary” situation.

Google today opened brick-and-mortar pop-up shops to promote and sell its new hardware products in Los Angeles and New York City. While Google has held pop-up stores in the past, these stores marked the first time that it was putting its Made by Google products up for sale at them.

The Verge, however, explains that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are actually being sold at a premium at these locations…

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Verizon Stories October 16

GOOG: 992.00

2.32

Some Pixels have stopped receiving text messages, Google working on a fix

Since the official release of Android Oreo, a number of Pixel users have been reporting that they have stopped receiving text messages. The bug allows them to send messages, but no incoming texts have been coming through. Thankfully, Google is aware of the bug and is working on a fix…

Verizon Stories October 4

GOOG: 951.68

-6.11

Pixel 2 XL pops up on Play Store ahead of announcement as Verizon exclusivity is confirmed

We’re just under an hour away from Google’s big hardware event to unveil the Pixel 2 family, and the leaks are in full swing. This morning, the images on Google Home’s Play Store app listing have been swapped out for the Pixel 2 XL.

Verizon Stories September 25

GOOG: 921.15

-7.38

Verizon just launched its LTE-enabled Wear24 smartwatch earlier this year — in May, to be exact. Now, just about 4 months after its launch, the Android Wear-powered offering has been discontinued.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Verizon Stories September 16

GOOG: 920.29

-4.82

The Essential Phone is now officially ready to use on Verizon

The Essential Phone saw a few issues at launch, but one that caught many off-guard was an issue with Verizon Wireless. At launch, the device still wasn’t certified for use on the network, but now that issue has been resolved.

Verizon Stories August 29

GOOG: 921.29

7.48

Just about a week ago, Google released the official factory images for Android 8.0 Oreo following the unveiling of its dessert name and statue. Eight days after that announcement, Verizon is already starting to push the 8.0 update to Pixel and Pixel XL handsets on its network.

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