Button Mapper Lets You Change Pixel 2’s Active Edge Action

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Not cool with the Pixel 2’s Active Edge being locked to Google Assistant and not open to any action you might get more use out of? Button Mapper has been updated with a work-around that will let you change it, though it’s not as simple as just installing an app and tapping on a couple of things. Instead, you have some work to do, including a bit in adb (👎). Because Google has apparently hardcoded Google Assistant to Active Edge in the Pixel 2’s SystemUI, they ...

Download: Pixel 2’s Live Wallpapers on Your Device

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Last week, the Pixel 2’s updated Pixel Launcher and Camera app both made their way onto online Android nerd rooms, so it’s no surprise that the new live wallpapers from Google’s new phones did as well. We’re talking about the live wallpapers that Google showed off during the Pixel 2 event, wallpapers that may look like a typical aerial shot of the Earth, yet have subtle motion within. You can see the wallpaper above running on my LG V30 review unit, which is the one that ...

Download and Try Out the Pixel 2’s Custom Launcher and Camera App

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Courtesy of the good folks over at XDA, the Pixel 2’s custom Pixel Launcher and updated Google Camera app with Motion Photo and Face Retouching are available for download and installing on other Android-powered devices. For the Pixel Launcher, it appears it will work on any Android device running Lollipop or higher. We downloaded and tested it on a Pixel XL running Oreo and it is working flawlessly, Google Now intact. If you are curious about what’s so fancy about it, well, the search bar has been ...

Google Wallpapers App Updated With New Categories, Bit of Pixel 2 Goodies

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The official Wallpapers app from Google received a few new categories today, including a wallpaper specifically for all Pixel users that was showcased on the Pixel 2 at Google’s October 4 event. From what we can tell, Google has added three new categories, some only accessible by Pixel device owners. In total, the new categories are Geometric Shapes, Underwater, and Keep Looking. Those are the three you’ll find on all Pixel devices. I checked on my LG V30 and only saw Geometric Shapes, though. No Underwater ...

DEAL: Best Buy is Selling Pixel 2 at $100 Off, Pixel 2 XL at $25 Off

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Looking for the best Pixel 2 deal? Best Buy currently has it, assuming you don’t have a phone to trade. If you are just straight up buying the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL on a device payment plan, Best Buy is here for you. The electronics dealer is selling the Pixel 2 with a $100 discount on both 64GB and 128GB models as well as the Pixel 2 XL with a $25 discount. Those aren’t massive discounts, I know, but they are discounts. Keep in ...