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  Reply # 2074050 15-Aug-2018 16:57
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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 am doing the same and thought that maybe I can get the Pixel in the UK; however checking the current price of the 2XL in the store ...it is significantly more expensive option compared to even Australia 


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  Reply # 2074051 15-Aug-2018 17:00
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nzkiwiman:

 

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 am doing the same and thought that maybe I can get the Pixel in the UK; however checking the current price of the 2XL in the store ...it is significantly more expensive option compared to even Australia 

 

 

 

 

There's 20% VAT remember - which you can claim most of back as a tourist when you leave if you can get the correct paperwork. 






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  Reply # 2075352 18-Aug-2018 16:32
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Anyway back to the topic... and Fast charging problems for Pixel XL on Pie:

Android Police:Update x2: Will be fixed soon: 2016 Pixel XL owners experiencing issues with quick chargers after Android Pie update: We're aware of an issue where non-Power Delivery (PD) USB-C chargers no longer rapidly charge the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL after the upgrade to Android 9 Pie. The 18W rapid charger included in-box is a PD charger and does not exhibit this behavior. We are verifying a fix for non-PD USB-C chargers and will roll it out in the coming weeks.

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  Reply # 2075506 18-Aug-2018 21:13
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I've had some teething problems getting used to the new bluetooth. All existing devices must be manually connected before they will automatically connect again under the new os. That's easy once you know. The new volume memory per device is working well.

The bluetooth icon no longer appears on the status bar when bluetooth is enabled. It appears only when bluetooth is enabled and a device is connected. That's new. When pulling down the toggle tray there is no bluetooth indicator on the status bar. The mobile network strength is in the lower left of the toggle tray. Feels weird.

That's all good. Then, I've had problems with bluetooth simply not working at all when it is enabled.. I believe that may be related to sequences of switching flight mode and mobile data. Early days with that one and it's possible I'm mistaken and it's related to particular devices. I will delete those, then re-add next time I need them. Automatic connection process may have changed as well. Nearly there...

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  Reply # 2094615 21-Sep-2018 15:31
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gzt: I've had some teething problems getting used to the new bluetooth. All existing devices must be manually connected before they will automatically connect again under the new os. That's easy once you know. The new volume memory per device is working well.

The bluetooth icon no longer appears on the status bar when bluetooth is enabled. It appears only when bluetooth is enabled and a device is connected. That's new. When pulling down the toggle tray there is no bluetooth indicator on the status bar. The mobile network strength is in the lower left of the toggle tray. Feels weird.

That's all good. Then, I've had problems with bluetooth simply not working at all when it is enabled.. I believe that may be related to sequences of switching flight mode and mobile data. Early days with that one and it's possible I'm mistaken and it's related to particular devices. I will delete those, then re-add next time I need them. Automatic connection process may have changed as well. Nearly there...

 

I'm loving the new bluetooth audio memory! I did have to manually reconnect most devices.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2094622 21-Sep-2018 15:49
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Just turned the 'swipe up on the home button' feature - it's like the Blackberry 'swipe up' function which was the thing missed most about blackberry.

 

It complements the swipe down motion on the rear fingerprint sensor on the pixel 2XL, and makes the new recent apps layout make a whole lot more sense.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2094713 21-Sep-2018 17:47
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reminds me bunch of re-pairing this weekend I've been putting off ; )

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  Reply # 2107727 14-Oct-2018 18:59
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got android 9 on moto g5 plus

 

follows are confirmed tested and working great

 

 

 

1, gesture features ( swipe home, task manager ) i love the most 

 

2, battery optimization feature works great

 

3, My battery led was not working on stock rom but after updating to android 9 it starts working

 

4, digit well being feature is great .. tell you how much time being spent on which app and you can put timer on that app as well to stop your self keep going to that app again and again , system will disable temporarily that app ( Can be available up on turning the timer off) very handy feature when needed

 

5,rooting doable, 

 

6, xbox controller pair flawlessly and works great with ppspp to play retro games.

 

 

 

still testing and its just keep on amazing me 


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  Reply # 2107892 15-Oct-2018 06:49
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Where did you get pie for your Moto g5 from, did you flash overseas version or something else?

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  Reply # 2108737 16-Oct-2018 11:26
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I got it from XDA  dev site  there are many custom roms  available but its not the stock rom but closest to stock and these are based on AOSP , 

 

and there are other plenty of version available  ( caution  there is always a risk of losing IMEI and baseband Volte etc ) + it need unlocked bootloader and custom recovery so always recommended to backup the stock rom 

 

Cam however is not perfect it have some blurring issue not very clear, 

 

there are 3 types available one is android 9 other are android 8 and 8.1 and android 7 is also available.

 

best regard


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  Reply # 2109212 17-Oct-2018 07:14
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by the way yesterday i got the office firmware as well ( OTA update to my moto g5 plus ) 8.1 

 

so i relocked the boot loader and flashed back the stock rom 8.1 dumped 

 

testing it today with all new moto features...

 

i am wishing to buy another moto g5 plus ... its amazing device specially for gaming ( online gaming ) on the go .. with console controllers. 


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