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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....

Pixel 7 Pro’s display driver can surface hidden Android 13 setting

Google teased the Pixel 7 series at this year's I/O event, much to the surprise of practically everyone. That hasn't been enough to stem the flow of leaks though, as we've already seen a handful of prototypes enter the hands of consumers, and we've already heard that the display will basically be the same as...

Get the Google Pixel 6 series at its lowest price yet in the United Kingdom

The Google Pixel 6 series marked a change of direction for the Pixel series. It comes with Google Tensor, a chipset made by Google. It also debuted with the latest and greatest version of Android — Android 12. Google Tensor is the company’s debut in smartphone chip-making, and the Google Pixel 6 series is packed...

Google releases Android 12 QPR3 Beta 3 for Pixel phones

With each passing day, we grow closer and closer to the eventual release of Google Pixel's June Feature Drop. In case you are yearning to see what the future holds for the forthcoming update of Android, Google has you covered for today. The company has just announced Android 12 QPR3 Beta 3 for eligible Pixel...

Google explains why your Pixel won’t get the Android 13 beta right after you sign up

Since March, Google has been maintaining two active channels of beta updates for its smartphone users. The Pixel Feature Drops are now part of the Quarterly Platform Release (QPR) branch, while the upcoming major Android revision has got its own track. In accordance with the new strategy, the company delivered Android 12 QPR3 Beta 2...

May 2022 Android security update rolls out to Google Pixel and some Samsung Galaxy phones

It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time for another security update. Google today published the May 2022 Android Security Bulletin, and with it, the May 2022 security update for eligible Pixel smartphones. Google’s Pixel lineup aren’t the only devices getting the update today, though, as Samsung also followed in Google’s footsteps...

Android 13 Beta 1 is here with better media file permissions

February saw the release of the first Android 13 Developer Preview, and with it came the groundwork for the next iteration of the world’s biggest operating system. It brought along a number of changes that benefit developers and made improvements to privacy, Material You, language controls, and more. Following that saw the advent of the second...

Google reportedly still wants to bring face unlock to the Pixel 6 Pro

When the Google Pixel 6 series launched, there was one noticeable aspect of the device that stood out like a sore thumb. The fingerprint sensor was fairly lackluster to everyone that used it, and there was no face unlock either. While marketing material that leaked prior to launch suggested that face unlock would at least...

Pixel 6 Pro user spots Face Unlock feature during initial setup

In the days leading up to the Pixel 6 series launch last year, we learned quite a bit about Google's latest flagships. Leaks about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro showcased their design, confirmed hardware specifications, and even highlighted some of the new software features. While most of these leaks were accurate, leaks suggesting...

Android 12 June Feature Drop Beta 2 has a hidden system “Photo picker”

Last month, Google kicked off a new trend which saw the company beta testing quarterly Feature Drop updates for Pixel phones. The first beta of Android 12 June Feature Drop (QRP3) was released in early March, while the second beta release arrived just yesterday. The latest release fixes several notable bugs in the previous build,...

Android 12 June Feature Drop Beta 2 released for Pixel smartphones

Google surprisingly started beta testing its quarterly feature drops last month, likely prompted by repetitive problematic software rollouts on the Google Pixel 6 series. Now following the release of the April security patches, Android 12 QPR3 Beta 2 is available for download now on all supported Google Pixel smartphones. It comes as Android 13 Beta...

At a Glance widget on Pixel phones receives “Earthquake alert” and “Saftey check” countdown

The At a Glance widget on Pixel phones can do much more than just show weather and day/date info. It can display your upcoming events, flight boarding pass, Nest doorbell alerts, workout stats, and much more. The widget recently started showing Connected device info for your Bluetooth devices on the home screen and lock screen....