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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...

Pixel Sounds app gets a taste of Material You in the latest update

With the Pixel 6 launch event just a day away, Google is ramping up the rollout of Material You makeovers for its first-party apps. The latest to get a fresh coat of paint with Material You elements is the Pixel Sounds app -- a collection of ringtones, notifications, and alarms for the Google Pixel. The...

Apple iPhone 13 Pro vs Google Pixel 5: These cameras shouldn’t be so competitive

The recently-released iPhone 13 Pro has had an incredible amount of praise bestowed upon it, with some deeming it the best smartphone camera on the market. Given that the Google Pixel 5 has managed to hang on with arguably outdated camera hardware for so long, we figured that we should put it to the test...

October 2021 security update rolls out for Pixel phones, but it doesn’t bring Android 12

Today is the day that Google is releasing Android 12 to the public. No, not the update to Pixel phones — instead they're only releasing the source code today. Since today is also the first Monday of the month, though, it's still the day that Google is publishing the Android Security Bulletin. Right on time,...

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...

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...