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November 16, 2017

Deal: Verizon’s new deal could net you two Pixel 2 or 2 XLs for 50% off

With the holidays right around the corner, you may be holding off any major purchases until you see all the Black Friday deals. Verizon is hoping to tempt you to buy now with a brand new offer that we have to say looks pretty good. Right now, Verizon is offering up a buy one, get one half off deal on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8 Plus. In addition to those fantastic Samsung devices, the offer extends to the brand new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

You might remember that last week we told you about a 50% off deal for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. That deal is still going on too, and yes, the offers can be combined. As a refresher, Verizon has a list [...]

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November 2, 2017

Some folks have reportedly received Pixel 2 XLs with no operating system

I wouldn’t say that Google‘s Pixel 2 XL has been plagued with issues from the beginning, but from display issues to odd device noises, you can’t say the phone is devoid of them either. Unfortunately for Google, the bad press train continue to chug along with recent reports that the search giant shipped out the Pixel 2 XL without an operating system.

According to some folks on Reddit, when they turned on their Pixel 2 XL devices, they were greeted with a black screen and text that stated, “Can’t find valid operating system. The device will not start.” Funny enough, a link is provided on that same screen for folks to visit on another device, since, well, there is no [...]

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November 2, 2017

The HTC U11 Plus was originally designed to be the Pixel 2 XL

If you pay attention to the rumor mill surrounding Google’s Pixel devices, you might remember a bit of drama earlier this year.

Rumors began to pop up in June that Google canceled its HTC-made second-generation Pixel XL. Instead, it went with a different device made by LG for the Pixel 2 XL. This was strange because HTC had made both first-generation Pixel phones and was still rumored to be producing the smaller second-gen Pixel 2. What happened to the device codenamed “muskie”?

It was released this morning as the HTC U11 Plus.

See also: The HTC U11 Plus is official: HTC’s true flagship for 2017 has arrived!

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October 29, 2017

Google almost included a pair of Pixel Bud-like earbuds in the Pixel 2’s box

When you buy a top-tier smartphone, you expect to see a few things in the box: the phone (duh), a charging cable, a SIM card removal tool, a headphone jack adapter if the device doesn’t have a headphone port, as well as a pair of earbuds. That last accessory isn’t a must, but it’s definitely a nice gesture.

When you buy a Galaxy S8, you also get a great pair of AKG earbuds. HTC even included a wonderful pair of noise-canceling USonic earbuds with the U11. But for some reason, despite their $650+ price tags, Google didn’t include a pair of earbuds in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL box. Why? Nobody really knows, but new evidence suggests Google considered it at one [...]

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