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October 2021 security update rolls out for Pixel phones, but it doesn’t bring Android 12

Today is the day that Google is releasing Android 12 to the public. No, not the update to Pixel phones — instead they're only releasing the source code today. Since today is also the first Monday of the month, though, it's still the day that Google is publishing the Android Security Bulletin. Right on time,...

These are the Best Cases for the Google Pixel 4a in Fall 2021: Spigen, Supcase, ESR, and more!

The Google Pixel 4a is a great mid-range smartphone at a competitive price of $349. After all, the Pixel 4a can go head-to-head with older flagship phones in terms of its cameras! While this isn't cutting-edge technology, this is a phone that's a great upgrade if you're on an ageing device. While the device itself...

September 2021 Android security update rolls out for Pixel phones

Google traditionally publishes a new Android Security Bulletin on the first Monday of each new month, but given that yesterday was Labor Day in the U.S., the company delayed its announcement until today. The Android Security Bulletin for September 2021 has been made public, and a new security update is rolling out for Pixel phones. September...

These are the Best Verizon phones in August: Samsung, Apple, Google, Motorola & more!

We're now firmly in summer 2021 which means the next smartphone release cycle is near. But if you don't want to wait, there are already plenty of excellent smartphone releases available for purchase now. If you're a Verizon customer, you have no shortage of options to choose from in the US. Whether you need a smartphone on...

August 2021 Android security update rolls out to supported Pixel phones

Google consistently publishes a new Android Security Bulletin on the first Monday of every month, and they've done so for nearly every month in the last few years. Thus, it's no surprise that today, Google published the Android Security Bulletin for August 2021, though the company did have one big surprise for us that's separate...

These are the Best Cheap Android Phones in August: Google, Motorola, Samsung, OnePlus & More

Smartphones get better year after year. For flagships, this improvement usually come with price increases too. Fortunately for many of us, this is not the case with budget and mid-tier phones -- they improve year on year but the prices stay mostly the same because the definition for "cheap" or "budget" remains the same. Sure,...

Pixel phones can automatically stop charging at 80% to improve battery longevity

When it comes to tips for improving your phone’s battery life, you’ll find that there are so many conflicting opinions. Some reports say it’s okay to keep your phone plugged in all night, while others say it might speed up the battery aging. However, one thing that most battery experts agree upon is that charging...

XDA member unknowingly bought a Pixel phone with an FBI backdoor

The XDA Forums routinely get new users who have trouble with their phones, but one unlucky user ended up with a problem that nobody knew how to solve. As it turns out, this user had bought a used Pixel phone that wasn't originally sold by Google or an official retailer but rather by the U.S....

July 2021 Android security update is now rolling out to Pixel phones

The monthly Android Security Bulletin is typically posted on the first Monday of each month, but the first Monday of July 2021 — ie. July 5th — was the day that many American workers observed the country's Independence Day holiday. (If you're wondering why then, it's because when a U.S. federal holiday falls on a...

June 2021 security update goes live for Google Pixel phones

Today's the first Monday of June 2021, which means it's time for a new Android Security Bulletin to go live. Right on schedule, Google has published the June 2021 Android Security Bulletin. They've also started rolling out new updates to currently supported Pixel phones, though as a bonus, the latest update to Pixel phones also...

Pixel Feature Drop adds new features to Google Camera, Google Photos, and more

Once every 3 months, Google releases a "Pixel Feature Drop" update that adds tons of new exclusive features on Pixel phones. The last update rolled out in March, meaning we're due a big update today. Right on schedule, Google has released a new Pixel Feature Drop update alongside the June 2021 Android Security Bulletin. In today's...

Android 12 Beta 1 goes live for Pixel phones at Google I/O 2021

After three Developer Preview builds, Google is finally ready to release the first Android 12 Beta today following an announcement at Google I/O 2021. Everything that we’ve covered in the Developer Preview phase has been polished and refined for the beta release, but that doesn’t mean Google's work is completely done. Of course, we’ll continue...