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Android 13 inches closer to public release as final beta rolls out for Pixels

Android 13 is just around the corner, as Google has just announced that the final beta version of the next major Android platform is finally here. There aren't any new features that Google has highlighted, but this build is particularly special -- Android 13 Beta 4 is the release candidate build for both Google Pixel...

Google Pixel 6 drops by $100 for Prime Day, giving the Pixel 6a a run for its money

Amazon Prime Day has officially begun, and that means plenty of deals to be had. If you've been eyeing a deal on a new smartphone, you might want to consider the Google Pixel 6. It was announced towards the tail-end of last year and has been received well. Furthermore, it has now received a sizable discount, bringing...

Researcher finds Android zero-day vulnerability impacting Google Pixel 6, Samsung Galaxy S22, and more

Android security has come a long way in recent years. The fostering of monthly security patches has kept hundreds of threats at bay, while Google Play Protect is there to bar malware from the Play Store. However, there are still instances where rogue actors can exploit vulnerabilities hidden within in Android's code for nefarious purposes....

July 2022 security update rolls out for Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S22, and more Samsung phones

The monthly Android Security Bulletin is typically posted on the first Monday of each month. However, the first Monday of this month — ie. July 4th — was the USA’s Independence Day holiday. Thus, Google moved the release of the July 2022 ASB to today. The search giant has now published the latest Android Security...

Google rolls out Android 13 Beta 3.3 with a bunch of bug fixes

The beta branch of Android 13 just picked up a new bug-squashing update. Following in the footsteps of Android 13 Beta 3's earlier incremental updates, this new release fixes a whole bunch of issues, including slow UI rendering, inability to connect to a Wi-Fi network, system UI crashes, and a few other problems. The build number...

Samsung Galaxy S22 vs Google Pixel 6: The two best base level flagships duke it out

Who said new flagship smartphones must cost $1,000? Samsung and Google each released flagship phone series within the past 10 months that offer a base model starting at as low as $599. And while both the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Google Pixel 6 aren't as feature-packed as their more premium siblings, they are still flagship...

June 2022 update for Pixel devices enables VoLTE roaming for several carriers

Google released June 2022 security patches for its Pixel lineup last week. As with all previous releases, the June 2022 update brings several bug fixes and performance improvements to all Pixel phones going back to the Pixel 3a series. In addition, the update reportedly enables VoLTE roaming for several U.S. and global carriers. By enabling VoLTE...

Android 13 Beta 3.2 arrives with important bug fixes

Android 13 is almost here, and the most recent beta update, Beta 3, arrived bringing finalized APIs. We've already had one hotfix update arrive since then, and now Google is in with a second one for you to download and install on your Google Pixel. This update packs a ton of major bug fixes that...

Best Smartphone Cameras in 2022: Apple, Samsung, Vivo, 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...

These are the Best Smartphones to buy in 2022!

This has been a great year for smartphones so far -- conventional slab phones are all extremely polished, and foldables are coming into their own. So if you're looking to upgrade your phone, now is as good a time as any. We here at XDA test almost every smartphone on earth, so here's our expert...

June 2022 security update rolls out alongside stable Android 12L QPR3 to supported Pixel phones

Today’s the first Monday of this month, which means it’s time for a new Android Security Bulletin to go live. Right on schedule, Google published the Android Security Bulletin for June 2022. They’ve also started rolling out new updates to the whole range of currently supported Pixel smartphones. Furthermore, as a bonus, the latest update...

June Feature Drop for Google Pixels includes At a Glance improvements, Pocket Operator, and more

Every three months, Google rolls out new features to Pixel phones outside of the usual Android OS updates for years, and the company refers to them as "Feature Drops." They're usually released alongside a security patch, and the most recent one brought improvements to live caption, night mode in Snapchat, and a whole lot more....