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These are the Best Android Phones under $500 in 2022!

The budget smartphone segment has matured quite a bit over the last few years. Now, even the sub-$500 Android phones can provide a great experience, and you don’t need to shell out for a flagship to get decent performance. We've seen several excellent affordable smartphones launch this year, and if you're in the market for...

How to download Android 12 and 12L 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, or the Pixel 3a XL, then you can even...

These are the Best Pixel 5a cases to buy in 2022

The Pixel 5a is official. It's a mid-range smartphone that joins the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a with 5G in Google's portfolio. The company has packed a 6.34-inch full-HD+ screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, and 4,680mAh battery into the smartphone. You'll also get 6GB of RAM, 128GB of onboard storage, and Android 11. Additionally, the...

Android 12L Beta 2 goes live for Google Pixel phones

Android 12 arrived in October and was shortly followed by an Android 12L developer preview. Android 12L is a feature-drop update specifically designed to bring several optimizations and improvements for foldables and large screen devices. Back before the full release of Android 12, we talked about an Android 12.1 update in September this year. At the time, we learned that...

Google brings back Cast volume controls for Pixel phones with January 2022 update

With Android 12, Google quietly removed one important feature: the ability to control the volume of Cast-enabled devices using your phone’s volume buttons. On Android 11 and earlier versions you could change the volume of an ongoing Cast session by simply pressing the volume buttons from any screen. But that convenience is gone in the...

January 2022 Android security update now rolling out, fixes bug that prevented emergency calls

There's a lot happening this week, thanks to the flurry of CES 2022 events and announcements, but that hasn't prevented Google from releasing its security patches on time -- so long as you don't have a Google Pixel 6. The company just released the January 2022 Android Security Update Bulletin, though the Pixel 6 and...

These are the Best Google Fi Phones in 2022

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...

How to install Android 12 and 12L 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. Google has also started the beta testing of Android 12L. For lucky owners of the Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel...

Android 12L Beta 1 goes live for Google Pixel phones

Android 12 arrived in October and was shortly followed by an Android 12L developer preview. Android 12L is a feature-drop update specifically designed to bring several optimizations and improvements for foldables and large screen devices. Back before the full release of Android 12, we talked about an Android 12.1 update in September this year. At the time,...

December 2021 Android security updates now rolling out to select Pixel phones

We're now in the final stretch of 2021, with the holiday season in full swing, and now Google has a gift for anyone using an Android device. The latest Android security patch is now available, and while it should start arriving on third-party devices soon, it's rolling out now to select Pixel phones. This is...

Google’s latest Pixel Feature Drop brings Pixel 6 features to older phones

Google has rolled out new features to Pixel phones outside of the usual Android OS updates for years, but more recently, the company has started calling them "Feature Drops." Feature drops are released every three months, typically with a security patch, and the last one came in the form of the Android 12 platform update....

How to enable the Google Pixel 6’s Game Dashboard on older Pixel smartphones

With every new Google Pixel smartphone release, we see some new and interesting features exclusive to the new device. Eventually, some of these features make their way to older smartphones via official updates or aftermarket mods. Likewise, with the Pixel 6 series, Google introduced a dedicated Game Dashboard tool in conjunction with Android 12's gaming...