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Google Pixel 6 can use more USB devices on Android 12L QPR3

Google started public beta testing for Android's Quarterly Platform Releases, or QPRs for short, earlier this month with the release of Android 12 QPR3 Beta 1. There wasn't a detailed changelog for the beta, which was updated a few days ago to fix bugs on the Pixel 6, but one helpful change has been discovered:...

There’s still a glimmer of hope for the Pixel 6 series getting Face Unlock

Many people were surprised to learn that Google's newest flagships — Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro — didn't come with Face Unlock. There have been multiple reports that Google did originally plan to offer the feature on the Pixel 6 series but scrapped it at the last moment. Late last year, we learned...

Google will allow Pixel users to opt-out of Android Beta Program without wiping device

Android Beta Program allows Pixel users to try out new software releases ahead of their official release. Up until now, if you wanted to migrate to the final, public release at the end of the beta program, you had no choice but to wipe your phone. Thankfully, that won't be the case moving forward. Yesterday, Google...

Google releases Android 12 QPR3 Beta 1.1 for the Pixel 6 series to patch some issues

Google published the first beta build of Android 12 Quarterly Platform Release (QPR) just over two weeks ago, giving us our first big glimpse at the upcoming Pixel Feature Drop. However, it introduced a handful of issues on the Pixel 6 series, such as abnormal battery drain and degraded call quality. Fortunately, the bugs have...

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro finally receive March Feature Drop and Android 12L

Most Pixel phones received the Android 12L update (also known as Android 12.1) near the start of March, which was combined with the March security patches and a Pixel Feature Drop. However, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro had to wait a bit longer, and now it looks like the update is finally reaching...

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro now support Verizon C-Band 5G

AT&T and Verizon switched on their C-Band 5G networks back in January, giving the carriers a proper competitor to T-Mobile's speedy mid-band 5G. However, phones also need to be updated with the proper firmware support before connecting to C-Band 5G, which has been a slower process. Two more phones have now been added to the...

Pixel Camera Services update brings Night Sight in Snapchat to the Pixel 6 series

Google rolled out the March Feature Drop for Pixel devices alongside the first stable Android 12L release earlier this month. The Feature Drop introduced a host of new software features, including Live Captions for calls, Night Sight in Snapchat, and more. At the time, the Feature Drop rolled out to all Pixel devices except for...

PSA: Dirty Pipe, the Linux kernel root vulnerability, can be abused on the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Google Pixel 6 Pro

What happens when a Linux privilege-escalation vulnerability that also affects Android gets disclosed publicly? You got it! Security researchers and Android enthusiasts around the world try to take advantage of the newly found problem to create an exploit, which can be used to gain advanced access to your device (such as root or the ability...

Android 12L makes its way to the Google Pixel 6 via ProtonAOSP custom ROM

We’ve been expecting this to eventually happen after the initial stable release of Android 12L, but perhaps not as quickly as we initially expected. Merely days after the release of the source code, veteran developer Danny Lin, aka XDA Senior Member kdrag0n has successfully ported Android 12L to the Google Pixel 6 and the Pixel...

March Pixel Feature Drop includes Live Caption on calls, night mode in Snapchat, and more

Google released the long-awaited Android 12L update on Monday, with many improvements to foldable phones, tablets, and other large-screen devices. However, if you have a Pixel phone, you're also receiving a few improvements on top of that, as part of the latest Feature Drop update. Google is adding even more functionality to Live Caption, the live...

March 2022 Android security update rolls out alongside Android 12L to supported Pixel phones

Another month, another security patch. Like clockwork on the first Monday of each month, the latest Android security patch is now available. It should start arriving on third-party devices soon, and it’s rolling out now to all supported Pixel devices. The Google Pixel 6 series is yet again behind the rest of the pack, after a...

Android 12L rolling out to Google Pixel phones starting today

Google hasn't released a minor update for Android in years, instead sticking to yearly major updates and fixing bugs throughout the year in the monthly security updates. However, Google is returning to that idea with the release of Android 12L, which mainly focuses on improvements for foldables and other large-screen devices. After months of beta...