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OnePlus 10 Pro vs Google Pixel 6 Pro: Excellent Samsung alternatives in North America and beyond

If you're on the lookout for a new Android flagship phone in the US, and for whatever reason, don't want to go for a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, then OnePlus and Google are the two most obvious alternatives in town. But make no mistake -- both companies' latest offerings, the OnePlus 10 Pro and Google Pixel...

Leaked images show off Wear OS 3.5 and One UI Watch 4.5

It's been almost a year since the arrival of Google's Wear OS 3. Despite the promise of it arriving on other devices, the software has still yet to make it to any products. As we wait for the update to find its way to smartwatches, it looks like a new version of the OS is...

Pixel’s Car Crash Detection feature might soon make its way to other Android devices

Google recently rolled out an update for the Personal Safety app on Pixel devices. A teardown of the latest release has revealed new strings suggesting that the Pixel-exclusive Car Crash Detection feature might soon make its way to other Android phones. The following strings in Personal Safety v2022.05.25 (via Mishaal Rahman) clearly mention "nonpixel" in the...

Pixel Buds A-Series update fixes buggy Bass slider

In December last year, Google rolled out a firmware update for its affordable TWS earbuds -- the Pixel Buds A-Series. The update introduced a couple of new features, including a new slider to adjust the bass, a Loudness compensation toggle, improved device switching capabilities, and more. However, since the rollout, we've seen several reports about...

Official Google Pixel parts are now available from iFixit

Some months back, Google announced that it would be making Pixel replacement parts available through iFixit. Today, iFixit has announced that it is officially carrying parts for the Pixel 2, Pixel 6, and anything in between. As mentioned prior, authentic parts for Google's Pixel smartphones will now be available for purchase from iFixit. For the most...

Google’s “Switch to Android” iOS app now supports switching to all Android 12 devices

A few months ago, Google quietly launched the "Switch to Android" iOS app on the Apple App Store. This is a dedicated companion app that guides users wanting to switch from a recent iPhone to an Android device. The launch was a quiet affair, and that was partially because the app supported only Google Pixel...

Google Pixel 6 Pro vs Sony Xperia Pro 1 IV: Which camera smartphone should you buy?

The Google Pixel 6 Pro and the Sony Xperia 1 IV are two unique flagships, standing in stark contrast in pretty much every area, from design and display to their approach to photography. They're great options for anyone who doesn't want to go with the mainstream options such as the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra or...

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...

The Pixel 6a reportedly features a faster, more reliable fingerprint scanner

Google showcased its latest Pixel device, the Pixel 6a, during the I/O 2022 keynote earlier this year. While the device is yet to make its way to the market, we've already seen plenty of leaks about it. A few weeks ago, Malaysian YouTuber Fazli Halim gave us a thorough look at the latest affordable Pixel...

How to download Android 13 for Google Pixel and other Android devices

Get ready to dig into Android 13! The next major release of Google's OS is now available as a beta. For lucky owners of the Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 5a, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, or Pixel 4 XL, you’ll be among the first users to see what...

Chromebooks get new features for tighter integration with Android devices

Google is bringing quality of life improvements by tightening up the integration between Chromebook and Android. New Phone Hub features, Nearby Share improvements, and Bluetooth connectivity optimizations make up a new batch of features rolling out to Chromebook and Android users. Phone Hub is getting improvements aimed at giving Chromebook users a distraction-free experience. To date,...

Fitbit Sleep Profile offers better sleep data for Premium users

Can you put a price on a good night's sleep? Of course, you can and so do lots of companies. Fitbit has long had sleep tracking features in its app, but now, after analyzing 22 billion hours of sleep data, the company thinks its users are interested in understanding even more about their sleep and...