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These are the Best Android Phones under $500 in May 2021: Google, OnePlus, Motorola, TCL, and more

During the early days and subsequent maturing days of Android, you'd have to fork up several hundred dollars for a flagship smartphone, one that could guarantee a great experience. There were several Android phones to consider in several price points, mind you, but the budget ones weren't all that great. This panorama was, however, disrupted...

Google pushes the May 2021 security update to Pixel phones

Google has published the May 2021 Security Update Bulletin, and has also started rolling out new updates to supported Pixel devices. May 2021 Security Update Bulletin The Android Security Bulletin for the month of May 2021, which can be viewed here, details multiple security vulnerabilities ranging in severity from moderate to critical. One of the most severe...

Best Google Pixel 4a 5G deals in Spring 2021: Where to pre-order Google’s new affordable 5G phone

The Google Pixel 4a 5G was officially unveiled by Google, and it is impressive by its own standards. Costing only $499, Google's latest in the cheaper Pixel 'a' line gives people an affordable solution to getting on a 5G network. The Pixel 4a 5G isn't just inexpensive; it's a great smartphone, too. With a Qualcomm...

This mod adds tons of customization options on Google Pixel smartphones

Customization is a big deal in the Android ecosystem. On Android devices that aren’t heavily locked down, you can make widespread modifications, including to parts of the OS that the OEM wouldn't have touched themselves. We see people try to port and replicate a lot of what's found on Google Pixel smartphones — stock Android...

How to install the Android 12 Developer Preview on your Google Pixel smartphone

It’s that time of year again! The Android 12 Developer Preview program is now available for supported devices. This won’t give you the full Android 12 experience as it's still very much a work-in-progress, but for lucky owners of the Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4...

How to download Android 12 Developer Preview for Google Pixel devices

The wait is finally over — Android 12 is here as Google has officially kicked off the Android 12 Developer Preview program. If you’re the lucky owner of a Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, or the Pixel 3 XL, then...

Google Pixel 5 sees massive GPU performance gains with April 2021 update

The latest software update for the Google Pixel lineup recently started rolling out to users. The update includes a host of connectivity, camera, and stability improvements for the entire lineup, along with performance optimizations for the Google Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G. These optimizations have significantly enhanced the gaming performance of Google's latest...

Google’s Pixel phones are the first to meet the Common Criteria’s MDF protection profile on Android 11

Google Pixel smartphones may lack in terms of the overall hardware besides their cameras, but the fastest software updates make them immensely desirable. Pixel devices not only get the best Android features before others, but they also get top-notch security with monthly security updates. In addition to these updates, the dedicated Titan M security chip...

Google enables DSDS support with 5G in March 2021 update for the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G

One of the more under-appreciated features of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G is support for Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS). The feature allow users to use two SIMs (one physical and one eSIM) to make calls and texts through one carrier and use data-only on the other. Unfortunately, the devices are limited to...

Pixel phones will soon always show the dark boot animation regardless of theme

Android's boot animation consists of a bunch of images that are cycled through while the phone boots up, and it's one of the simplest things for OEMs (and power users) to customize. Until Android 10 came along, the boot screen of Pixel phones had a blinding white-colored background. In Android 10, Google finally added a...

The low-cost Google Pixel 4a 5G is now at its lowest price yet at Best Buy!

If you're looking for a budget smartphone that still does well specs-wise, then you'll want to grab the Google Pixel 4a 5G. Normally $500, this phone has mid-range specs and the 5G experience you'd want, but without having to shell out hundreds more for a flagship device. There's a reason the Google Pixel 5a looks...

March Pixel Feature Drop includes Smart Compose and Recorder cloud backup

Google has made it a habit to drop new Pixel features throughout the year, and the search giant is back with another big update. The features arrive following an update in December that saw Google introduce Adaptive Sound, new Google Photos suggestions, and more. The latest Pixel Feature Drop is available beginning today. As we reported...