How to install Android O factory images on Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and Pixel C

With the official unveiling of the Android Oreo statue, Google has begun pushing out OTA updates to some of its Pixel and Nexus devices. Initial reports show the updates either failing or taking hours to install, but thankfully Google has released Android 8.0 system images. Here’s how to manually install Android Oreo…

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Here’s how the Pixel and Pixel XL compare in size to the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and several other Android smartphones

We’ve been hearing about Google’s upcoming Pixel smartphones for quite some time, but until just recently, we hadn’t had a good look at what each device actually looked like. Over the past two days, Evan Blass has leaked out two new renders of the Pixel and the Pixel XL, giving us a better idea of what to expect. Both phones are going to look pretty much the same with nothing more than a half-inch of screen separating them.

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Purported Nexus Sailfish benchmark confirms Snapdragon 820 w/ 4GB RAM, 32GB of storage

In the past few days, a bevy of hardware and software features about this year’s upcoming Nexus devices have leaked. A purported GFXBench benchmark for the smaller Sailfish has surfaced and is consistent with a previous report about the device’s specs. It also reveals the usage of the Snapdragon 820 chip.

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PSA: First CyanogenMod 13 nightly for Nexus 4 released

CyanogenMod 13 nightlies — which are based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow — have been rolling out for a couple of months now, and now you can grab the custom Android ROM for the Nexus 4. While this may not be a vanilla build of Android Marshmallow, it is yet another method of bringing the latest that Android has to offer to a phone that’s more than three years old…

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Here’s everything new in the Android 7.1 Dev Preview running on a Nexus device [Gallery]

As announced and arriving just in time for the Pixel’s release, the Android 7.1 Developer Preview is now available for the Nexus 5X, 6P, and Pixel C. With Google customizing the software on the Pixel, there were some questions as to what’s exclusive to the new phones and what features are a part of stock Android.

After loading up the developer preview on a Nexus 5X, we’ve found some nice improvements to Android. Keep reading for our complete list of all the changes in Android 7.1.1…

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Google is reportedly working on a support app w/ screen sharing for Nexus devices

According to a report this morning out of Android Police, Google is working on an app for live support on Nexus devices. Tentatively named “Google Support,” the app — think Amazon’s Mayday button — will allow users to quickly get help with their phones. This app also reportedly features the ability to share your screen with the real agent on the other end, making getting help just that much easier…

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‘Check for update’ button will now actually push OTA updates to your Pixel, Nexus device

Until recently, repeatedly tapping — but really violently smashing — the “Check for update” button in Settings would not push OTAs to your device any faster. However, Google has changed its update system so that tapping the button will actually offer the download.

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Report: Google’s ‘Sailfish’ and ‘Marlin’ Nexus devices will actually be called Pixel and Pixel XL

Rumors surrounding Google’s yet-to-be-announced 2016 Nexus phones have been pretty all over the place. We’ve heard a lot, but not all of it has made sense. One early rumor though was that Google was actually planning to drop the Nexus brand on these devices, instead releasing a Pixel device. Since the original report we haven’t heard a ton regarding the use of that name, but tonight Android Police has dropped a bomb on us; Google’s upcoming smartphones will be called the Pixel and the Pixel XL.

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