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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...

January 2020 security patches rolling out with numerous fixes for Pixel devices

Google is kicking off the first week of 2020 with another Android security bulletin, right on schedule. After delaying the previous update for some Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL owners, the new January update should go out to all Pixel owners (except for the Pixel and Pixel XL) on time. The January 2020 security...

Enable Quick Wallet Access for Google Pay on any rooted Google Pixel smartphone running Android 10

During the early Android Q betas, a new gesture called "show cards & passes" was discovered in Settings. According to its description, this feature allows one to access their credit cards, passes, and tickets from Google Pay, as well as an emergency information card, in the power menu. When Google launched Android 10 for the...

Google’s first “Pixel feature drop” includes post-snap Portrait Mode, auto Call Screen, and more

Earlier this month, Google rolled out the December Android security patches. The company made some changes to the format they have traditionally used for these monthly releases. Instead of listing "functional patches" on the Pixel Bulletin, Google moved them to the Pixel Community Forum. Today, the company announced another change to how Pixel devices will...