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  Reply # 2073439 14-Aug-2018 17:52
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I miss my Nexus .. not that it would have got Pie 


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  Reply # 2073450 14-Aug-2018 18:18
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Pretty stoked that the OP3 is getting it. Thought that Oreo would be as new as we got. 


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  Reply # 2073477 14-Aug-2018 19:12
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Geektastic:

 

I wish Pixel phones were more legitimately available here.

 

I think the Pixel 2 XL would suit me well but PB Tech (who I trust) only seem to have the non-2 version of the XL and the other retailers who have it err a bit more to the Dark Side for my taste.

 

IMHO I'd love to see Skinny offer it along with Google Wifi (which confuses me why Spark offer Google Wifi given Spark's fixation with using VLAN tagging and Google Wifi doesn't support VLAN tagging) - Google and Skinny seem to be two brands that could go together to be focused on the young connected generation where maybe Google Wifis can be offered as an upgrade when one signs up for a 12 month contract for fibre.





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  Reply # 2073572 14-Aug-2018 21:39
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matisyahu:

 

Geektastic:

 

I wish Pixel phones were more legitimately available here.

 

I think the Pixel 2 XL would suit me well but PB Tech (who I trust) only seem to have the non-2 version of the XL and the other retailers who have it err a bit more to the Dark Side for my taste.

 

IMHO I'd love to see Skinny offer it along with Google Wifi (which confuses me why Spark offer Google Wifi given Spark's fixation with using VLAN tagging and Google Wifi doesn't support VLAN tagging) - Google and Skinny seem to be two brands that could go together to be focused on the young connected generation where maybe Google Wifis can be offered as an upgrade when one signs up for a 12 month contract for fibre.

 

 

 

 

I'd be happy if SOMEONE did! I see you can get them from Google in Australia, but only with an Australian delivery address. Not sure what happens with warranty if you figure out a way to get one that way. Surely you might be an Australian who bought one then moved here...






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  Reply # 2073609 15-Aug-2018 01:16
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Geektastic:

 

matisyahu:

 

Geektastic:

 

I wish Pixel phones were more legitimately available here.

 

I think the Pixel 2 XL would suit me well but PB Tech (who I trust) only seem to have the non-2 version of the XL and the other retailers who have it err a bit more to the Dark Side for my taste.

 

IMHO I'd love to see Skinny offer it along with Google Wifi (which confuses me why Spark offer Google Wifi given Spark's fixation with using VLAN tagging and Google Wifi doesn't support VLAN tagging) - Google and Skinny seem to be two brands that could go together to be focused on the young connected generation where maybe Google Wifis can be offered as an upgrade when one signs up for a 12 month contract for fibre.

 

I'd be happy if SOMEONE did! I see you can get them from Google in Australia, but only with an Australian delivery address. Not sure what happens with warranty if you figure out a way to get one that way. Surely you might be an Australian who bought one then moved here...

 

I think that is what I'm going to do if I ever feel the itch of giving Android a second chance. After seeing the various crappy phones that carriers insist on selling but merely collecting dust in the show room I wonder whether carriers are interested in making money by selling people what they want.





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  Reply # 2073653 15-Aug-2018 06:41
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I've had no issues on my Original Pixel (non-XL)

 

Phone is still zippy and fast, I've turned on the new gestures thing.  Digital Wellbeing seems interesting, but mostly a gimmick - I don't use social media apps enough on my phone it seems.

 

Best thing is the new battery saver stuff, otherwise it's all very small changes and mostly under the hood.

 

It's a shame they're moving towards the iOS way of doing things, but I guess you gotta follow the leader.


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  Reply # 2073654 15-Aug-2018 06:43
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What is the sweet starting with Q they will need to use?

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  Reply # 2073687 15-Aug-2018 09:00
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Dingbatt: Is it even more 'locked down' to what Google's idea of what a mobile operating system should be? I have noticed with each new version of Android, having things the way you want them becomes less and less of an option unless you want to root the phone.

 

Google phones (Nexus and Pixel) are not "locked down". They are launched with plain Android and are always the first with the latest versions. They are also the easiest to change to your liking (without rooting).

 

(From experience with my own Nexus 4, 5, 6, 6P, 7 and now Pixel 2XL)





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  Reply # 2073688 15-Aug-2018 09:02
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gzt: Anyone heard of problems?

 

No (except for some Pixel owners saying battery life is not as good as before). My Pixel 2XL battery life is definitely better. I easily get 2 days of use on one charge.





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  Reply # 2073689 15-Aug-2018 09:05
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gzt: I heard the navbar would be removed with gestures enabled. Neither has happened on my device.

 

https://9to5google.com/2018/08/06/how-to-turn-on-gesture-navigation-in-android-9-pie-on-google-pixel-devices/





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  Reply # 2073693 15-Aug-2018 09:09
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Geektastic:

 

I wish Pixel phones were more legitimately available here.

 

I think the Pixel 2 XL would suit me well but PB Tech (who I trust) only seem to have the non-2 version of the XL and the other retailers who have it err a bit more to the Dark Side for my taste.

 

 

I concur with your sentiment. I got my Pixel 2XL 128Gb from a Geekzone member who bought it in Australia but decided it was too big for him. I love it (but will still try to get version 3). I have a holiday booked in Surfers in early October but suspect it will not be available there until late October.





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  Reply # 2073726 15-Aug-2018 10:10
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I'm heading to UK in November and was pondering whether I could buy the latest Pixel then.
Are they available from shops or will I have to buy online and send to UK address ?

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  Reply # 2073790 15-Aug-2018 10:19
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afe66: I'm heading to UK in November and was pondering whether I could buy the latest Pixel then.
Are they available from shops or will I have to buy online and send to UK address ?


I presume a UK one would work fine worldwide? I'm no mobile network tech wizard so I'm continually confused by the fact that 4G etc cover so many bands.

If so perhaps there might be some small benefit I can glean from my mother in law's visit in December...! 😄





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  Reply # 2073827 15-Aug-2018 11:25
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Last time I bought a UK phone home, it only came in two flavours. USA and the rest of the world..

If they can't be bought in shop and I have to mail to a friend it might not be worth the hassle.

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  Reply # 2073895 15-Aug-2018 14:59
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robfish:

gzt: I heard the navbar would be removed with gestures enabled. Neither has happened on my device.


https://9to5google.com/2018/08/06/how-to-turn-on-gesture-navigation-in-android-9-pie-on-google-pixel-devices/


Exactly what I'm saying. Navbar is still there and is obviously required for this to work. Aka different navbar and not removed.

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