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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...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs Google Pixel 6: Which is the best affordable flagship?

We're living at a time when smartphones are getting more and more expensive. $1000 is the new norm for flagship phones while a few brands have even breached that mark. Not everyone wants to spend that kind of money on a phone, especially when cheaper phones are getting so good. Enter affordable flagships. Phones that...

Google Pixel 6 Pro vs OnePlus 9 Pro: Brains versus Brawn

We've entered 2022, but the next round of flagships are still a few weeks away. Even then, there's value to be seen from devices launched in 2021, especially when those devices are flagships such as the Google Pixel 6 Pro and the OnePlus 9 Pro. While the OnePlus 9 Pro has undoubtedly been marred in...

These are the Best Samsung Galaxy S21 FE alternatives in 2022

While we prepare for the flagship Samsung Galaxy S22 series to launch in a couple of weeks, Samsung has announced the more affordable Galaxy S21 FE. It’s a good phone for people who are looking for a flagship experience at a not-so-flagship price. Samsung’s brand value and their feature-rich OS might compel some people to pick the Galaxy...

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...

January 2022 Android security update now available for Pixel 6 series

Google has had a bit of trouble with software updates on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro recently. The December 2021 security update (which also doubled as a Pixel Feature Drop on Google's phones) never fully rolled out to the Pixel 6 series, after many people experienced software bugs after updating, and Google promised...

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...

Best Google Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro Cases in 2022: Thin, Rugged, Kickstand & More

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are finally official after months of leaks and speculations. The two flagship phones from Google come with the new Tensor chip custom-built for the Pixel 6 series along with refreshed camera hardware. Google has finally managed to produce a true flagship phone with competitive specs and features...

The Best Smartphone Cameras in 2022: Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Google — We’ve tested them all!

Picking the phone with the best camera used to be an easy exercise. In the early days of the smartphone, the iPhone's camera was leaps and bounds better than Android's offerings. Then big-name Android brands caught up and for a couple of years in the mid-2010s Samsung held the crown. Towards the latter part of the...

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro: Everything you need to know about Google’s latest flagship smartphones

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are finally official after months of leaks and speculations. The two flagship phones from Google come with the new Tensor chip custom-built for the Pixel 6 series along with refreshed camera hardware. It seems like Google has finally managed to produce a true flagship phone with competitive...

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...

Google pauses December 2021 update for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Google released the December 2021 security patch for Android back on December 6th, but the update for Pixel phones was a bit more substantial, adding a handful of new features for most Pixel phones. The update was delayed for the Pixel 6, but now it appears the rollout has been completely halted. Google didn't officially start...