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Google’s Pixel Watch might have the next-gen Assistant and an Exynos chip

We've been hearing a lot of rumours about the long-rumored Google Pixel Watch, which may finally launch sometime next year. Google has been developing its own Wear OS software platform since 2014, but in all that time, the company has never sold a Google-branded smartwatch with the software. There have been rumors of a smartwatch...

Google Camera update brings some Pixel 6 features to older Pixel phones

The Google Pixel 6 pioneered a number of camera features such as Face Unblur, Magic Eraser, and Action Pan. Those features are Pixel 6 exclusive as far as we can tell, but there was some other quality of life improvements too. Features such as the ability to modify exposure and "Timer Light" were also added,...

Google Pixel 6 series may get Android 16 and an additional year of security patches

The Google Pixel 6 series is set to be launched on October 19th, which the company only just officially confirmed. We’ve seen the number of leaks intensify over the past month too. We’ve seen a hands-on, some photo samples, and even potential pricing. We've seen a ton of different leaked renders, and we know basically everything there...

Massive Google Pixel 6 leak confirms everything we’ve been saying for a while

The Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro are the next set of flagships from Google. The Pixel line as a whole has prioritized the experience over just hardware, so everyone is indeed excited about Google finally bumping up the hardware in all the right ways. While Google will be officially launching the devices...

Smartphones are getting boring every year, and that’s good for you

If there's one thing that the recent release of the iPhone 13 series highlighted for me, it's that yearly phone upgrades are slowing down. Gone are the days of major year-on-year innovation -- instead, each year in smartphones is more or less a pledge to stability with one or two smaller changes or improvements. The...

This week in Chrome OS: Chrome OS 92 hits stable

It's been quite a busy week for Chrome OS and Google in general. Google kicked off the week by officially previewing the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. While that's not Chrome OS news directly, the Google-made Tensor chip could have future implications for Chromebooks. In the middle of the week, Chrome OS...

XDA Basics: How to enable Always On Display on any Android smartphone

The "Always On Display" feature has been a staple of Android devices for years. It was first introduced by Samsung and took advantage of their phones' AMOLED display. The concept behind it is pretty simple -- it keeps a part of your screen constantly turned on with a clock or useful widgets, while keeping the...

Google Pixel’s Now Playing feature has been ported to other Android devices

Google debuted the Now Playing feature with the Pixel 2 series back in 2018, and it has remained an integral part of the Pixel lineup ever since. The feature employs a combination of onboard hardware, software, and Google’s machine learning magic to identify songs playing in the background. Now Playing was intended to be a...

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...