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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...

These are the Best Pixel 5a cases in October: Spigen, Supcase, Otterbox, and more!

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,...

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,...

Google Pixel 5a (5G): Everything you need to know about Google’s affordable smartphone!

Google's Pixel 'a' series has gained a fair share of popularity over the years thanks to its competitive pricing. Consumers can get a taste of what stock Android should feel like directly from Google and also receive extended software support without breaking the bank. The Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a 5G were both well-received all...

LineageOS 18.1 now supports the Pixel 5a, POCO M2 Pro/Redmi Note 9 Pro, and two new Moto phones

LineageOS offers an easy escape from the old and bloated firmware of your phone, allowing you to experience a lightweight, near-stock form of Android. LineageOS 18.1 is the latest version, and it's available for a wide range of smartphones and other Android-powered devices. Since its official release in March, the Android 11-based custom ROM has...

These are the Best Android Phones under $500 in Fall 2021: Google, OnePlus, Samsung, and More!

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...

Energy Ring adds a battery bar to your Galaxy Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3, or Pixel 5a

As manufacturers have tried to push the limits of bezel-less design, we're now seeing the gradual rise of under-display cameras. Until that becomes mainstream, the hole-punch camera cutout will remain the most popular design choice among smartphone makers. However, the reaction to these display holes has been rather polarizing — some people want to hide...

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

Android 12’s final beta is here, and it’s also available for the Pixel 5a

Android's most exciting update in years is almost here, but we'll have to wait a few more weeks until it's available to the public. To prepare for the stable release of Android 12, Google today released a final beta build to let users offer last-minute feedback. Like the previous beta release, Android 12 Beta 5...

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...

The Google Pixel 5a gets its first custom ROM

The Pixel 5a is Google's latest mid-range smartphone. It has a 6.34-inch full-HD+ screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, 4,680mAh battery, and the usual honest-to-Google Android to boot. The kernel sources were released a few days ago, and we knew aftermarket development for this particular device would be coming soon. And now, here we go: An...