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Download Google Camera App with Motion Photo + Face Retouching on the Google Pixel

Google-branded smartphones weren't always known for their stellar camera quality. The Google Nexus smartphone series featured generally average picture-taking quality (though the Nexus 6P was a step above the rest). It wasn't until the company started to take a more hardware-centric focus with the Google Pixel line-up that their smartphones' camera quality would noticeably improve. Part...

[UPDATE: Magisk 14.2 Released] Magisk 14.1 Adds Official Support for the Google Pixel & Other A/B Partition Devices

Update 9/29/2017: Magisk v14.2 has been officially pushed out, fixing a critical bug which broke the vast majority of Magisk modules. We strongly recommend all 14.1 users to upgrade to the newest version as soon as possible. You will be able to find the latest v14.2 in the official beta thread. Over the past year,...

The “Check for Update” Button Now Always Shows Available OTA Updates on Nexus/Pixel Devices

It always sucks when you have to wait for a new OTA update to finally reach your device before you can get the new features and bug fixes that come with it. For some, this has resulted in manually sideloading an OTA update or flashing system images onto devices. A software engineer at Google has...

Google Brings its Trade-in Program to the Google Store with Pixel and Pixel XL

Google seems to really be ramping up for the upcoming launch of the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Google Home Mini and more that's happening in just a couple of weeks. The company recently partnered with Motorola to launch the first Android One smartphone in the United States and with that they also introduced a...

Google Brings YouTube HDR Support to Pixel Devices via Software Update

Google is working to expand HDR support on YouTube and while it only actually works with special videos, the feature has become quite the buzzword these days. We recently reported on this feature coming to devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xperia XZ Premium, and that was possible thanks to the hardware supporting it....

Google Publishes Android Oreo OTA Images for Supported Pixel and Nexus Devices

Early last week Google finally announced the name of Android Oreo and then shortly afterwards uploaded the source code for the new update. As we were combing through those commits to find some new changes, Google then uploaded the system images for the update for supported Pixel and Nexus devices. Manually flashing those images will...

Verizon Google Pixel Android Oreo Update Page Mentions Always On Ambient Display and Instant Apps in Pixel Launcher

When it was announced that Google's self-branded Pixel series would be available for Verizon Wireless last year, many wondered how the update process would be handled. Google is still able to push out OTA updates to unlocked versions of the Pixel faster, but to their credit Verizon hasn't been slow when it comes to OTA...

Android Oreo Plays Beeping Notification Sounds in Phone Calls, Annoying Many

Not everyone installs Google's developer preview builds for the next version of Android. Each one generally brings a number of changes and discovering these new features can be quite enjoyable for some of us within the community. One such change happened in the 4th developer preview and it allowed notification sounds to play through the...

Bluetooth Battery Level Indicators are Finally Coming to Android

A really useful feature for those of us with Bluetooth headsets and other devices is finally making its way to AOSP: Bluetooth battery level indicators. This means that users of Google, Motorola, Sony, and other devices with near-stock Android software should be able to tell the battery level of their Bluetooth connected devices without the...

Report: Google and Samsung Help Increase Mobile Game Monetization Stats for Android

We've seen it time and time again, a brand new and highly anticipated mobile game gets announced and then millions of Android fans are let down when they learn it will be released on iOS first. Sometimes this may be due to a paid exclusive launch from Apple themselves, but a lot of the time...

Unofficial Ports of Magisk for the Pixel and Pixel XL Get Dedicated Thread

Until now, Pixel and Pixel XL owners have had to use the Magisk port that was provided by XDA Senior Member goodwin_c and located in the Pixel's Resurrection Remix custom ROM thread. Now goodwin_c has created a dedicated thread for their port and it's located in our Magisk forum right now. Unlike the port listed in the Resurrection Remix...

How to Enable the Preferred WiFi Calling Option on the Verizon Pixel & Pixel XL

WiFi calling has become a popular feature on smartphones these days as they can offer an increase in call quality, especially when your signal is rather poor. Consider the fact that most cellular voice calls are sent using aging technologies which is why most standard phone calls don't sound as crisp and clear as VoIP...