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Android 13 Developer Preview 1 is here with themed icons, privacy changes, and more

Android is the largest operating system in the world. It powers over 2.5 billion smartphones worldwide, and every year it receives a new upgrade with improvements over the previous version. Google's first developer preview of Android 13 is now live, bringing along a number of changes that benefit developers and making improvements to privacy, Material...

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...

February 2022 Android security update rolls out to supported Pixel phones

Android receives monthly security patches from Google, which usually arrive on the first Monday of each month. Sure enough, on the first Monday of February, the February security patch is now starting to roll out for all supported Google Pixel phones. It should also start appearing on third-party phones and tablets in the coming weeks...

Netflix now supports HDR on Pixel 5a and Pixel 6 Pro series

Unlike most streaming services and platforms, Netflix insists on manually testing and certifying individual devices wherever possible, which is why Netflix wasn't available on the Google Nest Hub until 2020. Netflix doesn't enable HDR on mobile devices until after the company is done testing, which can sometimes mean new phones and tablets have to wait...

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...

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...

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...