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How to download Android 12 and 12L for Google Pixel and other Android devices

The wait is finally over — Android 12 is here as Google has officially kicked off the update rollout via stable channel. If you’re the lucky owner of a Google Pixel 5a, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, or the Pixel 3a XL, then you can even...

Android 12L Beta 2 goes live for Google Pixel phones

Android 12 arrived in October and was shortly followed by an Android 12L developer preview. Android 12L is a feature-drop update specifically designed to bring several optimizations and improvements for foldables and large screen devices. Back before the full release of Android 12, we talked about an Android 12.1 update in September this year. At the time, we learned that...

Google brings back Cast volume controls for Pixel phones with January 2022 update

With Android 12, Google quietly removed one important feature: the ability to control the volume of Cast-enabled devices using your phone’s volume buttons. On Android 11 and earlier versions you could change the volume of an ongoing Cast session by simply pressing the volume buttons from any screen. But that convenience is gone in the...

January 2022 Android security update now rolling out, fixes bug that prevented emergency calls

There's a lot happening this week, thanks to the flurry of CES 2022 events and announcements, but that hasn't prevented Google from releasing its security patches on time -- so long as you don't have a Google Pixel 6. The company just released the January 2022 Android Security Update Bulletin, though the Pixel 6 and...

These are the Best Pixel Phones to buy in 2022

Google Pixel phones are often ranked as the "god tier" of the best Android devices, often earning praise from reviewers and users alike. After all, Google makes Android, so a phone made by Google running Android should be the perfect Android phone, right? Well, some people would definitely agree. While Pixels have slowly made their...

How to install Android 12 and 12L on Google Pixel and other Android devices

It’s that time of year again! Android 12, i.e. the next major release of Android is now available via stable channel. Google has also started the beta testing of Android 12L. For lucky owners of the Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel...

Android 12L Beta 1 goes live for Google Pixel phones

Android 12 arrived in October and was shortly followed by an Android 12L developer preview. Android 12L is a feature-drop update specifically designed to bring several optimizations and improvements for foldables and large screen devices. Back before the full release of Android 12, we talked about an Android 12.1 update in September this year. At the time,...

How to enable the Google Pixel 6’s Game Dashboard on older Pixel smartphones

With every new Google Pixel smartphone release, we see some new and interesting features exclusive to the new device. Eventually, some of these features make their way to older smartphones via official updates or aftermarket mods. Likewise, with the Pixel 6 series, Google introduced a dedicated Game Dashboard tool in conjunction with Android 12's gaming...

Download: Google releases new Curated Culture Pixel wallpapers for National Native American Heritage Month

Google regularly releases new wallpapers for its Pixel lineup, giving users plenty of options to personalize their device. We recently shared all the new wallpapers that Google introduced with the Pixel 6 series. Now, the company has shared a few more wallpapers for National Native American Heritage Month. The new Pixel wallpapers feature modern three-dimensional adaptations...

November 2021 Android security update rolls out to supported Pixel phones

Google traditionally publishes a new Android Security Bulletin on the first Monday of each new month. Thus, it’s no surprise that today, Google published the Android Security Bulletin for November 2021 and a new security update is rolling out for Pixel phones. This is the first security update to hit Android 12, and the Google...

Here’s when your Google Pixel will get Android 12L

At the Android Dev Summit yesterday, Google officially unveiled the first developer preview of Android 12L, a feature drop for Android 12 designed specifically for foldables, tablets, and large-screen devices. While Android 12L primarily targets foldables, tablets, and Chrome OS devices, it will also make its way to phones. Google says for now it’s keeping the...

Google says its Tensor chip is 80% faster than the Pixel 5’s CPU

Google has been talking about its new 'Tensor' System-on-a-Chip for a while now, but we've been in the dark regarding specific details. Today is the launch day for the Pixel 6, the first device powered by Google Tensor, and Google has finally revealed technical details about the chip. Google is calling Tensor the best hardware innovation...