GOOGLE PIXEL 6 Posts on XDA

Leaked Pixel 6a renders showcase a design similar to the vanilla Pixel 6

Google has one of the smallest and simplest smartphone portfolios of any Android OEM. The company's number series represents the best that Google has to offer in terms of hardware and design. Meanwhile, the A-series strives for affordability while retaining some of the core features of the flagship series. It's been only a month since...

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Display Review: Questionable value OLED tech

Pixels are no stranger to top-end phone prices. Though all this time, it's seemed that Google hadn't yet released a true spiritual flagship that they were happy with—at least not until now with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. This year, it's clear that Google's new phones are the ones that the company takes...

Google confirms that the Pixel 6 series doesn’t charge at 30W

Like many other flagship smartphones launched this year, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro don't come with a charger in the box. Instead, Google sells a 30W fast charger separately for the devices. This led many reviewers and Pixel 6 buyers to assume that the latest Pixel smartphones offer 30W fast charging support....

Pixel 6’s surprise mid-November update fixes the fingerprint scanner issue

The Google Pixel 6 series received a new update with November security patches towards the end of October. While we're still a few weeks away from December, Google has just released a surprise mid-November update for both phones. Google on Tuesday pushed two new software builds for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. There are...

[Update: Wider rollout] Pixel 6 gets Early Access heart rate and respiratory tracking in Google Fit

In March, Google added a new feature to the Google Fit app to let Pixel phone owners measure their heart rate and respiratory health using just phone cameras. For some reason, however, the feature has been missing on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, up until now. Google Pixel 6 Pro Review: Fantastic everyday phone...

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...

Get Live Translate on older Pixels by sideloading the Pixel 6’s Android System Intelligence

Live Translate is one of Google's new Machine Learning features that debuted with the Pixel 6 series. Said to be accelerated by Google's Tensor chipset, it looked unlikely that it would come to older Pixel smartphones. In fact, the company announced that we would see some of the newly announced features reach older Pixel phones....

Google Play now highlights games optimized for your Pixel 6

At this year's Games Developer Conference, Google introduced a bunch of gaming features for Android, including a Game Dashboard. At the time, Google said the game dashboard would be available on select devices running Android 12. As of now, the game dashboard is exclusively available on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Game developers...

Google has fixed the Pixel 6 ghost-dialing problem

The Google Pixel 6 series was launched last month, and it features a refreshed design, upgraded camera hardware, Google’s in-house Tensor SoC, the latest version of Android, and much more. It’s likely the best Pixel device in a long, long time, but it’s also been plagued with issues. There are a number of Material You problems, along...

Google Camera update brings some Pixel 6 features to older Pixel phones

The Google Pixel 6 pioneered a number of camera features such as Face Unblur, Magic Eraser, and Action Pan. Those features are Pixel 6 exclusive as far as we can tell, but there was some other quality of life improvements too. Features such as the ability to modify exposure and "Timer Light" were also added,...

Google accidentally pushes Verizon Android 12 update to unlocked Pixel users

Did you get a notification on your Google Pixel telling you to update to Android 12, even though you already had? You're not alone. Many users across the internet reported getting yet another large update to Android 12, with a changelog that matched what they had already upgraded to. As it turns out, Google accidentally...

Want a Pixel 5 with the Tensor chip? Google was probably testing one

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are the first Google phones to come with the company's in-house Tensor SoC. But according to a recent finding, it appears Google started testing the new SoC on the Pixel 5 first. XDA Recognized Developer Freak07 has uncovered evidence suggesting that the Mountain View giant was testing a Pixel...