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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....

[Update: Fixed] Google will fix fast charging issue for Pixel/Pixel XL users on Android Pie

Android Pie was officially released last week for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. There are a lot of great new features in Android 9, but not everything is perfect. WiFi scanning throttling is crippling some network apps, the back button in the Recent apps needs fixing, and the original Pixel...

Google Pixel 3 will be officially unveiled on October 9th in New York & other cities

While pretty much everything about the Pixel 3 XL is out in the open, we don't actually know when it (or its smaller variant) will be announced. Many assumed that for the third year in a row we'd be seeing an October 4th launch, but a report from Bloomberg actually suggests that to be incorrect....

Google Pixel Watch delayed as Google focuses on Wear OS

If you were waiting for the upcoming Google hardware event before deciding which smartwatch you should buy, we have some disappointing news to share. Google has confirmed to TomsGuide that the company won't release their own smartwatch this year. A trio of Google Pixel Watch devices was said to launch in October along with the Google Pixel...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 gets Pixel Experience based on Android Pie

The Redmi Note 3 was one of the first Xiaomi smartphones that really caught my eye. It didn't have the fastest hardware, and the MIUI OEM ROM isn't really for me, but that device with a custom ROM was amazing for the price. Since then I have been impressed with the regular Redmi line as...