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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...

Google may release the stable Android 11 update on September 8th

The first Android 11 Beta was released about a month ago, which means the next update should be coming very soon. Google shared its release timeline with the first Developer Preview, noting that the first two beta releases would come out in June and July. Subsequent releases, however, are scheduled vaguely for "Q3." Google may...

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,...

Android 11 Beta goes live for Google Pixel phones with Device Controls API, Bubble notifications, and much more

Android 11 is the next major Android version update, and the first public beta for the update was scheduled to be released following an online event on June 3, 2020. Because of the current civil unrest in the U.S., Google chose to postpone the online launch event, although the first beta accidentally ended up arriving...

June 2020 Android security update rolling out for Google Pixel and some Samsung Galaxy phones

Another month is in the books which means it's time for a new Android security patch update. Today being the first Monday of the month, Google is rolling out the June 2020 security patches to the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel...

Google Pixel Feature Drop #3 brings Adaptive Battery enhancements, Recorder and Docs integration with Assistant, and new Personal Safety features

Today, Google is releasing details on the next "Feature Drop" for Pixel devices. This third Pixel Feature Drop is bringing a considerable number of new features, some of which will be very welcomed by Pixel users. Adaptive Battery is getting smarter, the Google Recorder app is getting new integrations, and the Personal Safety app is...

May 2020 Android security patches rolling out for Google Pixel devices

In keeping with its tradition of rolling out Android security patches on the first Monday of each month, Google has now started pushing the May 2020 Android security patches for its Pixel devices. The update is now rolling out to the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3...

Android 11 Developer Preview 3 is live with ADB Incremental support, Wireless Debugging, and more

Back in February, Google released the first Android 11 Developer Preview for Pixel smartphones (except for the 2016 Pixels). The company aimed to release two more Developer Previews before opening up the beta for non-Pixel devices. Google released the second Android 11 DP in March, and today, they're following up with Android 11 Developer Preview...

Google publishes April 2020 Android Security Bulletin and patches for Pixel devices

Google has a monthly tradition of releasing new updates for its Pixel devices as well as publishing a new Android Security Bulletin. While the world around us seems to have come to a halt due to various lockdowns imposed by governments and authorities to contain COVID-19, Google is keeping up with this tradition. Google's April...

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...