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Android 12 QPR3 Beta 3 brings back the vibration icon in status bar

While Android 12 brought many exciting changes to the table, it also made a few questionable decisions, like removing the vibration icon from the status bar. The change didn’t sit well with many users. Android 13 Beta 1 signaled that Google was working on reverting this change and would add a dedicated toggle to let...

Google’s Pixel lineup could return to the Indian market with the upcoming Pixel 6a

The Google Pixel 6a has leaked extensively over the past months, with leaked renders and specs painting a pretty good picture of what to expect from Google’s upcoming mid-ranger. While last year’s Pixel 5a was only launched in two markets, the Pixel 6a will likely see a much wider release. According to a new leak,...

How to download Android 12 and 12L for Google Pixel and other Android devices

The wait is finally over — Android 12L is here as Google has officially kicked off the update rollout via stable channel. If you’re the lucky owner of a Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 5a, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, or the Pixel 3a...

In Android 13, Google is cracking down on malware that uses Accessibility APIs

Malware has been an issue on Android for a long time, and one of the most prominent vectors of attack is through the accessibility services on a user's phone. Accessibility APIs are powerful tools intended for developers to help aid users with disabilities, as they can read the screen, inject inputs, and more. Unfortunately, that...

Your phone could soon replace all your passwords on the internet

Security-related issues have existed since the birth of online accounts. Hacking and phishing are two common practices that even the most alert of us could potentially fall victim to. And that's expected on the internet because most websites have no way to tell whether it's actually you or someone else trying to log in. As...

Google could be working on a Pixel Buds Pro with spatial audio and head tracking support

Google is allegedly working on a new pair of TWS earbuds called the Pixel Buds Pro. Although the company has not shared any details about the wireless earbuds so far, YouTuber Jon Prosser claims that the earphones will come in four colorways. In a recent tweet, Prosser has revealed that the Pixel Buds Pro is coming soon,...

Google Assistant in Chrome for Android now offers to change compromised passwords automatically

At its I/O developer conference last year, Google announced a new Assistant-powered feature for Chrome to help users easily change compromised passwords. The feature is now finally rolling out to users in Chrome for Android. The new Assistant-powered feature displays a pop-up notification as soon as you log in with a password found in a data...

Google Pixel 6 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Which Android phone to buy?

The Pixel 6 Pro brings Google back into the flagship discussion after the launch of the mid-range Pixel 5. The company says it spent years on research and development, leading up to the launch of the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. As we mentioned in our Google Pixel 6 Pro review, it's a...

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...

Fitbit lawsuit claims entire product lineup could cause burns

Google voluntarily recalled 1.7 million Fitbit Ionic smartwatches in March due to issues from overheating batteries. A new lawsuit claims that the overheating problem is not unique to the Fitbit Ionic. But has been a known issue for quite some time, one that could plague all of Fitbit's products, past and present. A new class-action lawsuit filed...

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...

Google Play System Update for May 2022 brings several Play Store improvements, Self Share for Nearby Share, and more

Google has updated its Google Play System Update support page to highlight all the changes in the May 2022 release. The latest update brings a host of bug fixes and improvements, including new features to help you discover new apps and games on the Play Store and enhancements to the Play Store billing system. In...