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Android’s screenshot UI on Pixel phones now shows a Google Lens translate shortcut

Google Lens has been seamlessly integrated into Google's Android and many other smartphones since it was first introduced in 2017. And perhaps one of the most useful capabilities of it is the ability to translate text off pictures and screenshots. While the Google Translate app has offered this feature for a long time, Google Lens...

Some Google Pixel users face issues with HD Netflix playback after recent updates

Following recent updates, many Google Pixel phone owners are reporting issues with the Widevine level downgrading to L3 from L1, resulting in DRM-protected content not playing in HD resolution. For instance, Netflix is now capped at 540p. Multiple users reached out to us complaining about the issue. Tipsters argruar, HydroPetro, and MSFJarvis on Telegram have said...

Chrome OS may soon support mirroring your phone’s screen

Google has been working on a new Phone Hub feature for Chrome OS over the last few months. The feature was first spotted back in September last year as a new feature flag on the Chromium Gerrit. The flag had revealed that the Phone Hub would provide deeper integration between Chrome OS and Android devices,...

Google Pixel 5a, foldable Pixel, and more Pixel phones appear in leaked document

After several delays, Google finally launched its budget-friendly Pixel 4a earlier this month. The company also teased the upcoming Pixel 4a 5G and the flagship Pixel 5, which are scheduled to launch later this year. But while Google is yet to announce a launch date for its 2020 flagships, a recent report from 9to5Google reveals...

Here’s how to unlock the bootloader of the Verizon Google Pixel/Pixel XL running Android 10

Back in 2016, Verizon secured a carrier exclusivity deal with Google for sales of the first-generation Google Pixel and Pixel XL within the United States. Unlike the regular variants of the Pixel/Pixel XL, the devices purchased from the carrier came with a permanently locked bootloader. A free-to-use bootloader unlock exploit named dePixel8 was released rather...

July 2020 security update goes live for the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S20

We're already 6 days into July, but since today is the first Monday of the month, that means it's time for the latest batch of Android security patches. Google has published the latest Android Security Bulletin for the month of July and is also rolling out the update to the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL,...

IDC: Google Pixel shipments reached 7.2 million in 2019, more than OnePlus

Although they seem to get a lot of hate online, most of us at XDA think that Google Pixel phones are awesome. They're reliable camera phones and Google's software is a delight to use. While some models have flaws such as underwhelming battery life, many of us are quick to look past them just because...

Google is working on its own chip for Pixel phones and Chromebooks

Custom SoCs are a rarity in the value mobile device market today, but they are still found in flagship smartphones. Qualcomm's SoCs dominate the smartphone industry, while MediaTek's SoCs act as a lower-cost alternative. At the high-end, Samsung and Huawei's HiSilicon continue to make custom SoCs, and they are restricted to their own phones. The...

LineageOS 17.1 adds support for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Nexus 6

Earlier this month, the team behind the LineageOS custom ROM officially rolled out LineageOS 17.1 based on Android 10. The update introduced several new features to the ROM family, including a new partial screenshot UI that lets you select smaller parts of your screen to capture and edit, a new ThemePicker app from AOSP, the...

[Update: Fixed in March Update] How to fix charging and end call sounds on the Google Pixel after the Android 10 update

With the Android 10 update, some owners of the first and second-generation Google Pixel smartphones noticed that several UI sounds were different. For example, some users noticed that the end call and screen locking tones were missing while others noticed that the charging sound was different. If you have noticed this weird behavior on your...

Google’s Pixel Feature Drop for March may include dark mode scheduling, Quick Access Wallet, and more

Back in December last year, Google introduced a new approach to bring feature updates for its Pixel series. Instead of rolling out new features whenever they were ready, the company adopted a more systematic approach and announced that it will be rolling out a new "feature drop" every three months alongside the Android security patches....

[Update 2: Settlement Checks Sent] Google will pay up to $500 to Pixel owners with defective microphones

The Google Pixel and the Pixel XL were, for the most part, exceptional devices when they launched back in 2016. They were the first devices to mark the death of the Nexus legacy, and also signified a big change of direction for Google in several aspects. Nowadays, they're still receiving love---they even have Android Q!...