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Google will allow Pixel users to opt-out of Android Beta Program without wiping device

Android Beta Program allows Pixel users to try out new software releases ahead of their official release. Up until now, if you wanted to migrate to the final, public release at the end of the beta program, you had no choice but to wipe your phone. Thankfully, that won't be the case moving forward. Yesterday, Google...

March 2022 Android security update rolls out alongside Android 12L to supported Pixel phones

Another month, another security patch. Like clockwork on the first Monday of each month, the latest Android security patch is now available. It should start arriving on third-party devices soon, and it’s rolling out now to all supported Pixel devices. The Google Pixel 6 series is yet again behind the rest of the pack, after a...

Android 12L rolling out to Google Pixel phones starting today

Google hasn't released a minor update for Android in years, instead sticking to yearly major updates and fixing bugs throughout the year in the monthly security updates. However, Google is returning to that idea with the release of Android 12L, which mainly focuses on improvements for foldables and other large-screen devices. After months of beta...

Android 13 Developer Preview 1 is here with themed icons, privacy changes, and more

Android is the largest operating system in the world. It powers over 2.5 billion smartphones worldwide, and every year it receives a new upgrade with improvements over the previous version. Google's first developer preview of Android 13 is now live, bringing along a number of changes that benefit developers and making improvements to privacy, Material...

How to install Android 12 and 12L on Google Pixel and other Android devices

It’s that time of year again! Android 12, i.e. the next major release of Android is now available via stable channel. Google has also started the beta testing of Android 12L. For lucky owners of the Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel...

February 2022 Android security update rolls out to supported Pixel phones

Android receives monthly security patches from Google, which usually arrive on the first Monday of each month. Sure enough, on the first Monday of February, the February security patch is now starting to roll out for all supported Google Pixel phones. It should also start appearing on third-party phones and tablets in the coming weeks...

Android 12L Beta 2 goes live for Google Pixel phones

Android 12 arrived in October and was shortly followed by an Android 12L developer preview. Android 12L is a feature-drop update specifically designed to bring several optimizations and improvements for foldables and large screen devices. Back before the full release of Android 12, we talked about an Android 12.1 update in September this year. At the time, we learned that...

Google brings back Cast volume controls for Pixel phones with January 2022 update

With Android 12, Google quietly removed one important feature: the ability to control the volume of Cast-enabled devices using your phone’s volume buttons. On Android 11 and earlier versions you could change the volume of an ongoing Cast session by simply pressing the volume buttons from any screen. But that convenience is gone in the...

January 2022 Android security update now rolling out, fixes bug that prevented emergency calls

There's a lot happening this week, thanks to the flurry of CES 2022 events and announcements, but that hasn't prevented Google from releasing its security patches on time -- so long as you don't have a Google Pixel 6. The company just released the January 2022 Android Security Update Bulletin, though the Pixel 6 and...

These are the Best Google Fi Phones in 2022

If you're planning to buy a new smartphone, finding a device that fits your budget is not difficult. But choosing amongst some of the best phones can be a little difficult if you're hoping to use it with a flexible carrier plan. Google Fi is a virtual network operator that offers such flexibility, with support...

These are the Best Pixel Phones to buy in 2022

Google Pixel phones are often ranked as the "god tier" of the best Android devices, often earning praise from reviewers and users alike. After all, Google makes Android, so a phone made by Google running Android should be the perfect Android phone, right? Well, some people would definitely agree. While Pixels have slowly made their...

These are the Best Cases for the Google Pixel 4a in 2021

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 aging device. While the device itself...