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These are the best Pixel phones in June 2021: Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, and more!

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 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 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, or the...

June 2021 security update goes live for Google Pixel phones

Today's the first Monday of June 2021, which means it's time for a new Android Security Bulletin to go live. Right on schedule, Google has published the June 2021 Android Security Bulletin. They've also started rolling out new updates to currently supported Pixel phones, though as a bonus, the latest update to Pixel phones also...

Pixel Feature Drop adds new features to Google Camera, Google Photos, and more

Once every 3 months, Google releases a "Pixel Feature Drop" update that adds tons of new exclusive features on Pixel phones. The last update rolled out in March, meaning we're due a big update today. Right on schedule, Google has released a new Pixel Feature Drop update alongside the June 2021 Android Security Bulletin. In today's...

The Best Smartphone to buy in June 2021: Apple, Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and more!

Smartphones have gotten very good in recent years, to the point that picking a new one may be a daunting task. If you are indeed on the market for a new phone, we are here to help. We here at XDA test almost every smartphone on earth, so here's our expert guide on the best...

These are the Best Google Fi Phones: Galaxy S21 Ultra, Pixel 5, Motorola One 5G Ace, and more!

If you're planning to buy a new smartphone, finding a device that fits your budget is not difficult. But choosing amongst some of the best phones can be a little difficult if you're hoping to use it with a flexible carrier plan. Google Fi is a virtual network operator that offers such flexibility, with support...

Best Smartphone Cameras of 2021: 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 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...

Android 12 Beta 1 Hands-on: A Radical Redesign comes to Android

With the Android 12 Beta 1 launch, Google (alongside a number of other partner OEMs) has released the first installable Beta version for Google Pixel smartphones. While it's far from a finished product (and lacks quite a lot of features that will be added in future beta versions), it gives us a taste of what's...

Android 12 Beta 1 goes live for Pixel phones at Google I/O 2021

After three Developer Preview builds, Google is finally ready to release the first Android 12 Beta today following an announcement at Google I/O 2021. Everything that we’ve covered in the Developer Preview phase has been polished and refined for the beta release, but that doesn’t mean Google's work is completely done. Of course, we’ll continue...

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 5 Deals: Where to buy Google’s flagship in May 2021

Google's future is now! 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 mentions that "if you’re looking for a fantastic software experience with good performance, the Google Pixel 5 is definitely worth looking at"....