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Android 11 Developer Preview 2 adds App-Preferred Frame Rate support, Resume on Reboot, more

Although the spread of the COVID-19 disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 has slowed down the global economy, many tech companies have transitioned their employees to work from home (WFH). Google is one such company, and today, they acknowledged the difficulties facing many of us around the world. Today, the company announced a new Developer Preview of...

[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...

New Pixel Feature Drop adds Dark Mode Scheduling, Cards & Passes to Power Menu, and more

Two months after announcing the Pixel 4, Google announced the first Pixel Feature Drop. Instead of rolling out major new features individually, Google decided to wait to unveil new features and drop them all at hence in the same update. Hence, Pixel "Feature Drop." The first one only added a few features such as auto-framing...

March 2020 security patches rolling out with fixes for Pixel devices

Today is the first Monday in March, a relatively uneventful day in most cases. In the technology world, however, the first Monday of a new month means new Android security updates. The March 2020 Android security patches include the usual bevy of fixes along with some specific fixes for Pixel devices. The update is rolling...

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....

Personal Safety app from Android 11 on the Pixel 4 can be sideloaded to enable car crash detection on older Pixel phones

Android 11 is officially here and the first Developer Preview is now live for the Google Pixel phones. While Google hasn't made many drastic changes to the UI (yet), there’s still a lot to look forward to in the latest version of Android. We have been busy taking a deep dive at all the new...

How to install the Android 11 Developer Preview on your Google Pixel smartphone

It's a fresh new year and that means we can move ahead with the annual Android release cycle with the arrival of new developer previews and betas for Android 11. Even though Google has chosen to dump the dessert branding with Android 10, they have still continued to internally refer to the next Android update...

Android 11 Developer Preview 1 is now available for Google Pixel smartphones, Android Studio emulator, and Project Treble devices

Today, Google officially released the first Android 11 Developer Preview for Pixel smartphones. Although the release is still internally referred to as Android R, Android 11 won't be getting a dessert name as Google changed Android's branding with Android 10 last year. Like previous beta releases, this first Android 11 Developer Preview is aimed at...

Google’s Automatic Call Screen feature is now available on all Pixel phones

Call Screen is a feature that was introduced on the Pixel 3 back in 2018. It essentially allows Google Assistant to act as your literal real-world assistant, taking the call for you and asking questions on your behalf. Late last year, Google rolled out Automatic Call Screen to the Pixel 4, and now it's available...

February 2020 security patches rolling out with fixes for Pixel devices

The shortest month of the year has just begun and Google is rolling out a new batch of security updates. The February 2019 Android security patches include the usual bevy of fixes along with some specific fixes for Pixel devices. The update is rolling out now for the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a,...

Google Camera 7.3 hints at 24fps video recording and 2020 mid-range Pixel code-names

Google Camera 7.3.017 started rolling out tonight for a handful of users. We obtained the APK and installed it on our Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 4, and on the surface, there aren't many changes. The only thing we immediately noticed is that there's a new listing in the Settings page called "Do Not Disturb...

Latest Device Personalization Services update brings Live Caption to the Pixel 2

One of the most interesting features that launched with Android 10 on the Pixel 4 is Live Caption. This is a great feature for those who are deaf or hearing impaired. It automatically provides captions for any audio that is playing on your device. It was originally a Pixel 4 exclusive, but last month it...