If you recently purchased the “near perfect” Samsung Epic 4G Touch on Sprint and were toying with the idea of rooting your device, you now have one more reason to take the plunge. Or rather — one less reason to not take the plunge. The stock kernel for the Epic Touch has finally been made available and flashable via Odin allowing users to root their devices with reckless abandon. This means if something were to go wrong during the rooting process, you flashed a buggy ROM, or you just plain decide root isn’t all that its cracked up to be, you can now return to the a normal, factory state. As they say in the Android modding community — you don’t truly own your device until you root it.
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Google has released the Pixel Launcher onto the Play Store but is only compatible with the Pixel and Pixel XL. However, that hasn’t stopped from some finding the APK and sideloading the latest Google launcher onto their devices.
The camera on the Google Pixel is incredible. We took the phone out and snapped a few dozen shots alongside the Apple iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge to show you what the Pixel is truly capable of.
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There’s no denying that the Pixel and Pixel XL feature an amazing camera. But since taking pictures in well-lit situations is fairly easy, we wanted to give you a look at how Google’s Pixel phones perform when the sun goes down.
The Really Blue Google Pixel’s white display housing was a little too iPod Touch for our tastes. So instead of living with it, we decided to swap it out with a black one. Here’s how.
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Despite the Pixel’s IP53 dust and water resistance rating, the phone managed to survive after being submerged in a bowl of water for 30 minutes.
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Unfortunately, Google has been adamant that Nexus phones will not be getting a lot of the same things that Pixel phones have. Thankfully, not all hope is lost — you can still make your phone look and feel like a Pixel in some respects if you want to be with the in-crowd.
A new report surrounding the Galaxy S8 shows that Samsung is issuing a gag order for all employees and suppliers ahead of the device’s release in February.
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The Google Pixel hasn’t even been available for a full day, but new reports are coming in of microphone issues that may be plaguing the phone. Users at Reddit are gathering details about an issue that may be affecting multiple people.