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Canadians can now use the Pixel 5’s “Hold For Me” feature to stay on the line

Alongside the launch of the Google Pixel 5 and the Google Pixel 4a 5G last year, the company debuted a new Pixel-exclusive feature called "Hold for Me". It activates once you call a business and get put on hold, and you can either choose to stay on hold, and wait and stay attentive for when...

Best Google Pixel 5 Deals: Where to buy Google’s flagship

While Google is gearing up to launch the much-awaited Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, the Google Pixel 5 has been out for a while now, and it's an impressive piece of tech for the price. In our Google Pixel 5 review, Adam Conway mentioned: "If you’re looking for a fantastic software experience with good...

Best Smartphone Cameras in September: Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus — We’ve tested them all!

Picking the phone with the best camera used to be an easy exercise. In the early days of the smartphone, the iPhone's camera was leaps and bounds better than Android's offerings. Then big-name Android brands caught up and for a couple of years in the mid-2010s Samsung held the crown. Towards the latter part of the...

How to install Android 12 Beta 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 as public beta. 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...

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

The wait is finally over — Android 12 is here as Google has officially kicked off the Android 12 Beta program following the Developer Preview initiative. 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, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3,...

The Best Smartphone to buy in September: Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and more!

This has been a great year for smartphones so far -- conventional slab phones are all extremely polished, and foldables are coming into their own. So if you're looking to upgrade your phone, now is as good a time as any. We here at XDA test almost every smartphone on earth, so here's our expert...

September 2021 Android security update rolls out for Pixel phones

Google traditionally publishes a new Android Security Bulletin on the first Monday of each new month, but given that yesterday was Labor Day in the U.S., the company delayed its announcement until today. The Android Security Bulletin for September 2021 has been made public, and a new security update is rolling out for Pixel phones. September...

Google discontinues the Pixel 5 right after the Pixel 5a launch

Google making two smartphone announcements two weeks apart is as rare as it gets, but that’s exactly what happened this month. In the first week, Google gave us a surprising preview of the upcoming Google Pixel 6 series, and this week, the company announced the much-awaited Pixel 5a. While the Pixel 6 series won’t be...

These are the Best Verizon phones in August: Samsung, Apple, Google, Motorola & more!

We're now firmly in summer 2021 which means the next smartphone release cycle is near. But if you don't want to wait, there are already plenty of excellent smartphone releases available for purchase now. If you're a Verizon customer, you have no shortage of options to choose from in the US. Whether you need a smartphone on...

August 2021 Android security update rolls out to supported Pixel phones

Google consistently publishes a new Android Security Bulletin on the first Monday of every month, and they've done so for nearly every month in the last few years. Thus, it's no surprise that today, Google published the Android Security Bulletin for August 2021, though the company did have one big surprise for us that's separate...

Pixel phones can automatically stop charging at 80% to improve battery longevity

When it comes to tips for improving your phone’s battery life, you’ll find that there are so many conflicting opinions. Some reports say it’s okay to keep your phone plugged in all night, while others say it might speed up the battery aging. However, one thing that most battery experts agree upon is that charging...

July 2021 Android security update is now rolling out to Pixel phones

The monthly Android Security Bulletin is typically posted on the first Monday of each month, but the first Monday of July 2021 — ie. July 5th — was the day that many American workers observed the country's Independence Day holiday. (If you're wondering why then, it's because when a U.S. federal holiday falls on a...