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The Google Pixel 2’s final software update is now available

After three years of software and security updates, Google has released one final software update for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Google Pixel 2 Forums ||| Google Pixel 2 XL Forums The final software update for the devices introduces the December 2020 security patches, which were released at the beginning of this week as part...

Google Camera 8.0 mod brings the Pixel 5’s camera app to OnePlus, Xiaomi, ASUS, and other phones

The Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G were launched with a new version of the Google Camera app (v8.0) that featured a revamped UI and some exciting new features. While the app was initially reserved for Google's latest phones, the company recently released Google Camera 8.1 which brought the new UI, Cinematic pan mode,...

Download Google Recorder 2.0 from the Google Pixel 5

Earlier today, Google debuted a new version of the Google Recorder app on the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5. Version 2.0 of the audio recording app brings a couple of useful new features to help users easily find, edit, and share recordings. These include a new Smart Scrolling feature that automatically finds important...

Download Google Camera 8.0 from the Pixel 5 on other Pixel phones

Over the years, Google has established the custom of introducing some new camera features with the latest Pixel devices. With the launch of the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G last month, Google took the same route and showcased new features, like Night Sight for portrait mode, that will be exclusively available on the...

Hands-on with Google Camera 8.0 from the Google Pixel 5

Google Camera offers one of the greatest experiences when it comes to smartphone photography. Even though the camera hardware has remained unchanged for several generations of Pixel smartphones, each new device gets new and exciting software features. With the recent launch of the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G, Google introduced several new Camera...

Android 11 is now available in stable for Google Pixel phones and in beta for some OnePlus, Xiaomi, Realme, and OPPO phones

Android 11 is the latest update to the world's most popular smartphone operating system, and the first set of stable builds are finally rolling out to support Google Pixel smartphones. We've gone through four developer previews (DP 1, DP 2, DP 3, and DP4) and three betas (Beta 1, Beta 2, Beta 3) to get...

LineageOS 17.1 adds support for the Google Pixel 2, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Moto G7 Power/Play, and Huawei P20 Lite/P Smart

The team behind the popular LineageOS custom ROM has been adding LineageOS 17.1 support for new devices ever since the latest version of the ROM made its debut earlier this year in April. Over the last couple of months, the team has added support for devices like the ASUS ROG Phone II, Google Pixel 3...

Android 11 on the Google Pixel vastly improves Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro Controller support

With cloud gaming at the forefront of mobile gaming discussions thanks to the upcoming launch of Microsoft's xCloud service, we've been looking into the state of controller support on Android. Back in Android 11 Beta 1, we noticed that Google added a whopping 84 new controller mappings, meaning that the new Android release can recognize...

How to download Android 11 Beta for Google Pixel and other Android devices

Google has officially kicked off the Android 11 Developer Preview program, just five months after the stable release of Android 10. They're starting things a little earlier this year (the first Android Q beta dropped in March). If you're curious about the next version of Android, you can download Android 11 right now for the...

Android 11 Beta 3 is here, removing the location requirement for COVID-19 contact tracing apps

Google released Android 11 Beta 2 last month, pushing the new update for the Android OS to "platform stability" status. This was followed by the Beta 2.5 release, which is more of a bug-fix release instead of a proper increment. Between each release, there are a lot of announced and unannounced changes to spot, just...

August 2020 security update rolls out for Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S20, and more Samsung phones

It’s the first Monday of a new month, which means it’s time for a new round of Android security updates from Google. The search giant on Monday published the latest Android Security Bulletin and Pixel Update Bulletin for August 2020. The update is rolling out now for Google Pixel devices, of course, but several Samsung...

Android 11 reaches Platform Stability with Beta 2, out now for Google Pixel phones

Google started the Android 11 developer preview program in February, ahead of the usual release schedule to give developers more time to adapt their apps to the new platform behaviors and APIs introduced in the new Android OS version. However, the overall release cycle was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the first Android 11...