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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...

Download: Google releases new Curated Culture Pixel wallpapers for National Native American Heritage Month

Google regularly releases new wallpapers for its Pixel lineup, giving users plenty of options to personalize their device. We recently shared all the new wallpapers that Google introduced with the Pixel 6 series. Now, the company has shared a few more wallpapers for National Native American Heritage Month. The new Pixel wallpapers feature modern three-dimensional adaptations...

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...

These are the Best Google Pixel 5a Screen Protectors in 2021

Google Pixel 5a's build quality is pretty good. It features a metal unibody design with a plastic shell and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the front. However, it's always good to add a case and a screen protector to better safeguard your phone. We've already recommended the best cases for the Pixel 5a, and...

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...

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...

Best Google Pixel 5a Deals in Fall 2021: Where to buy the Pixel mid-ranger?

Google’s smartphone strategy has been all over the place in the last few years. From premium flagships to mid-range phones, the company has tried it all. As it returns to the premium segment with the launch of the Pixel 6 series, it's continuing the A-series for mid-range consumers. In the same lineup, it has now...

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...

Google hopes the new Pixel 6 will double its smartphone output

Google is reportedly aiming to double its smartphone shipments on the back of the Pixel 6 series. According to a new report from Nikkei, Google has asked suppliers to produce more than 7 million units of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, roughly double the number of smartphones it shipped last year. Besides the Pixel...

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...