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Google Pixel 4a leaked renders show off punch hole display and headphone jack

At Google I/O 2019, Google announced the Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL, the first non-flagship device in the Pixel lineup. Despite being a mid-range device at best, the Pixel 3a carried forth a lot of the camera magic from the flagship Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, making it one of the...

How to enable Android 10’s Rules feature on any Pixel smartphone

A new Android version is released every year, and Google takes the stage at I/O to highlight some of the most prominent changes to the OS. But there are always many features that are not covered on stage due to paucity of time, and these end up being discovered later on. "Rules" is one such...

New Google Pixel Buds are truly wireless earbuds with Google Assistant support

It's that time of the year again and Made by Google is stepping into the limelight. We're barely finished recovering from I/O back in May, which ultimately gave us Android 10. Now, after all the software madness, it's time for the hardware to shine. The focus of the event is obviously the Pixel 4, but...

[Update: Confirmed] Codenames for the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL surface online

We are still some time away from officially meeting the Google Pixel 4 and the Google Pixel 4 XL, but leak season is already underway. The Pixel 4 was recently name-dropped in the AOSP source code, indicating that the phone is in existence and possibly already in the hands of a few developers. Now, codenames...

Google Pixel 4 XL renders show notch-less design, dual front cameras, & possibly triple rear cameras

Pre-release leaks of last year's Google flagship, the Google Pixel 3, brutally savaged all excitement we would usually have from a premium smartphone. To avoid this from happening this year, Google willingly shared a peek at the Pixel 4's rear camera module. The rear camera module, which carries the legacy for emoji resemblance in their...

Android Pie’s Recent App Smart Selection feature could come to Android One smartphones

One of the lesser known features introduced in Android Pie is Smart Selection through the Recent App overview. The reason for its obscurity could be attributed to the fact that this feature is exclusive to the Google Pixel lineup, and even within them, is available on the Pixel 2 and newer. With Smart Selection, you...

Here we go again: the Google Pixel 4 gets name-dropped in AOSP

We're barely into Q2 2019 and it's already Pixel season. The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL were one of the most leaked smartphones in recent times, with practically all information regarding these flagship devices being leaked well before their release. Now, the Google Pixel 4 has begun its leak season with a...

January 2019 security update is out for all Google Pixel devices

New year, new updates. Google just released the first security update of 2019. As always, it fixes a bunch of vulnerabilities on the kernel and system level. Unfortunately, the January security update hasn't been released for any of the Nexus devices. We will keep an eye out for those devices. Along with the Pixel 3, Pixel...

After a delay, November 2018 security patches are live for the Pixel/Pixel XL

The November Android security update was released for Pixel/Nexus devices two weeks ago. Well, most Pixel/Nexus devices that is. The original Google Pixel and Pixel XL were not included in the initial rollout. Thankfully, the update is finally being sent out to devices now and we have the files for you. There were no functional updates...

Early Google Camera port brings Night Sight and Live Google Lens to other devices

Google Camera 6.1 arrived with the newly released Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. It brings a new UI and some extra features to older Pixel devices, like RAW capture support, capturing audio via external microphone during video recording, HEVC encoding, and more. Google Camera ports have always been incredibly popular throughout the community as Google's HDR+ processing...

Over 75% of Google Pixel users are on Android Pie

Every time I begin to consider the latest flagship from Samsung or Huawei, I'm reminded why I love the Google Pixel: its fast Android updates. Every time there's a new monthly security patch or major version upgrade, I download the factory image immediately to flash it manually, so I don't have to wait for an OTA...

Detachable Google Pixel Slate Chromebook leaks ahead of launch

We're just 3 days away from this year's MadeByGoogle event. While it's nearly impossible to keep everything under wraps, we've seen a comically large number of leaks of this year's Pixel line-up, most notably of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. We've even seen the third-generation Chromecast, Google Home Hub smart display, and Pixel Stand wireless charging dock....