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How to install Android 13 on Google Pixel and other Android devices

Android 13 is currently available as a beta release. You can give it a shot right now if you've got the right hardware, and there are quite a few supported devices this time around. You can experience the beta on the eligible Pixel smartphones, and a handful of non-Google devices. The pre-release builds of Android 13...

How to download Android 13 for Google Pixel and other Android devices

Get ready to dig into Android 13! The next major release of Google's OS is now available as a beta. For lucky owners of the Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 5a, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, or Pixel 4 XL, you’ll be among the first users to see what...

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

The wait is finally over — Android 12L is here as Google has officially kicked off the update rollout via stable channel. If you’re the lucky owner of a Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 5a, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, or the Pixel 3a...

Google releases Android 12 QPR3 Beta 3 for Pixel phones

With each passing day, we grow closer and closer to the eventual release of Google Pixel's June Feature Drop. In case you are yearning to see what the future holds for the forthcoming update of Android, Google has you covered for today. The company has just announced Android 12 QPR3 Beta 3 for eligible Pixel...

Google explains why your Pixel won’t get the Android 13 beta right after you sign up

Since March, Google has been maintaining two active channels of beta updates for its smartphone users. The Pixel Feature Drops are now part of the Quarterly Platform Release (QPR) branch, while the upcoming major Android revision has got its own track. In accordance with the new strategy, the company delivered Android 12 QPR3 Beta 2...

May 2022 Android security update rolls out to Google Pixel and some Samsung Galaxy phones

It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time for another security update. Google today published the May 2022 Android Security Bulletin, and with it, the May 2022 security update for eligible Pixel smartphones. Google’s Pixel lineup aren’t the only devices getting the update today, though, as Samsung also followed in Google’s footsteps...

Android 13 Beta 1 is here with better media file permissions

February saw the release of the first Android 13 Developer Preview, and with it came the groundwork for the next iteration of the world’s biggest operating system. It brought along a number of changes that benefit developers and made improvements to privacy, Material You, language controls, and more. Following that saw the advent of the second...

Android 12 June Feature Drop Beta 2 has a hidden system “Photo picker”

Last month, Google kicked off a new trend which saw the company beta testing quarterly Feature Drop updates for Pixel phones. The first beta of Android 12 June Feature Drop (QRP3) was released in early March, while the second beta release arrived just yesterday. The latest release fixes several notable bugs in the previous build,...

Android 12 June Feature Drop Beta 2 released for Pixel smartphones

Google surprisingly started beta testing its quarterly feature drops last month, likely prompted by repetitive problematic software rollouts on the Google Pixel 6 series. Now following the release of the April security patches, Android 12 QPR3 Beta 2 is available for download now on all supported Google Pixel smartphones. It comes as Android 13 Beta...

April 2022 Android security update now available, rolling out to Pixel phones

Google releases a batch of security patches and bug fixes for the Android operating system on a monthly basis, usually on the first Monday of each month. Sure enough, it's the first Monday of April, and now a new security update is starting to roll out to Google Pixel phones and a few third-party devices. April...

Google will allow Pixel users to opt-out of Android Beta Program without wiping device

Android Beta Program allows Pixel users to try out new software releases ahead of their official release. Up until now, if you wanted to migrate to the final, public release at the end of the beta program, you had no choice but to wipe your phone. Thankfully, that won't be the case moving forward. Yesterday, Google...

Android 12L finally restores Widevine L1 certification on affected Pixel phones

After months of beta testing, Android 12L is officially out, and as always, Google's Pixel lineup is the first in line to try out all the new features and improvements that the point release brings along. It appears Android 12L also resolves one of the most annoying issues that has been haunting some Pixel owners...