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The Best Smartphone Cameras in 2021: Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Google — 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 download Android 12 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, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, or the Pixel 3...

How to install Android 12 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. For lucky owners of the Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, or Pixel...

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...

Get Live Translate on older Pixels by sideloading the Pixel 6’s Android System Intelligence

Live Translate is one of Google's new Machine Learning features that debuted with the Pixel 6 series. Said to be accelerated by Google's Tensor chipset, it looked unlikely that it would come to older Pixel smartphones. In fact, the company announced that we would see some of the newly announced features reach older Pixel phones....

Want a Pixel 5 with the Tensor chip? Google was probably testing one

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are the first Google phones to come with the company's in-house Tensor SoC. But according to a recent finding, it appears Google started testing the new SoC on the Pixel 5 first. XDA Recognized Developer Freak07 has uncovered evidence suggesting that the Mountain View giant was testing a Pixel...

These are the Best Pixel phones to buy in 2021

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...

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...

The Best Smartphone to buy in November: 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...

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...

Android 12 is now available in stable for Google Pixel phones

Can you feel it? It's in the air! Of course we're referring to the impending arrival of Android 12 on Google Pixel devices. After a couple of yearning weeks since Google's launch announcement, the rollout is finally starting now with a full jump to stable Android 12 for the eligible Pixel smartphones that are currently on...