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Best Pixel 5 Cases in January 2021: What to Grab to Protect Your New Device

So you ordered the Google Pixel 5 during the fantastic Black Friday sales, or have gotten one for a holiday gift. Now, it's time to protect your new phone with a case! The worst thing that can happen if your new Pixel 5 getting dings and scratches on it, and no matter how careful you...

XDA Awards – The Best Tech of 2020

Despite all the notable events this year, 2020 has been incredible for consumer tech, and more specifically, smartphones. A lot of companies went all out with their devices, flooding the market with great options catering to a wide variety of needs and wants. We at XDA have used a lot of these gadgets throughout the...

Google’s Adaptive Charging feature only works during certain hours

Google’s most recent Pixel Feature Drop included a number of new features, from contextual translation to improved home screen customization. It also included a new Adaptive Charging feature, which sounds like it could potentially be more restrictive than we first thought. Available for the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel...

Google Camera 8.1 disables ultra wide-angle astrophotography on the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G

When the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G launched, they supported astrophotography with the ultra wide-angle lens. These are the first Pixel phones with wide-angle cameras, after all, so it made sense for them to support one of the Google Camera app's best features with the new lens. However, following a Google Camera update, that...

Best Google Pixel 5 Deals: Where to buy Google’s 2020 flagship

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"....

Google details the technology behind Pixel’s Portrait Light feature

After several leaks and rumors, Google finally unveiled the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G earlier this year in September. As expected, the devices came with a host of new Google Camera features that set them apart from other Android phones on the market. These include Cinematic Pan for shake-free panning on videos, Locked and...

Urban GPS tracking will get way more accurate on many Android phones next year

Sharing your general location with someone is easy. Unfortunately, thanks to location tracking errors, getting someone’s precise location isn’t always accurate, especially in dense urban areas. Google is aware of these limitations and today unveiled steps they've taken to improve urban GPS tracking on Android phones. As part of the latest Pixel Feature Drop, Google is...

December 2020 security fixes roll out for Pixel phones with latest Pixel Feature Drop

Another month is in the books, so it’s about time for the latest batch of Android security fixes. Google has published the Android Security Bulletin for the month of December and is also rolling out the update to the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a...

Pixel Feature Drop adds Adaptive Sound, new Google Photos suggestions, and more

The bad news is today is Monday. The good news is Google has announced a new Pixel Feature Drop, which brings some newer features to older Pixel phones and introduces what the company describes as a “few new surprises.”Some of the more interesting new features adapt your Pixel device to you. One of them is...

Google preps Adaptive Sound for automatic speaker EQ on the Pixel 5

Nearly one year ago, Google unveiled the first "Pixel Feature Drop" for its Pixel smartphones, bringing loads of new features. Alongside a bump in the Android security patch level next Monday, Google will likely roll out the next Pixel Feature Drop for its Pixel phones. The fifth feature drop will be the first for the...

Google Pixel 5 Display Review: Worthy of a Flagship

For Google's flagship in 2020, the company had decidedly stepped back from the ultra-premium category of smartphones, which usually costs customers north of $1,000 USD. It seems that Google's current mantra insists that it doesn't require bleeding-edge hardware to create a helpful handset. But whether or not the Google Pixel 5 can be competitive with...

Save $200 on the Google Pixel 5 with this Best Buy Black Friday deal

Whenever there's a new phone release, I always have one question in mind – how can I get it cheaper? There have been Google Pixel 5 deals since the phone's launch, but with Black Friday more or less here, you know you'll be able to save even more as retailers fight for your hard-earned dollars....