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Google pushes the May 2021 security update to Pixel phones

Google has published the May 2021 Security Update Bulletin, and has also started rolling out new updates to supported Pixel devices. May 2021 Security Update Bulletin The Android Security Bulletin for the month of May 2021, which can be viewed here, details multiple security vulnerabilities ranging in severity from moderate to critical. One of the most severe...

This mod adds tons of customization options on Google Pixel smartphones

Customization is a big deal in the Android ecosystem. On Android devices that aren’t heavily locked down, you can make widespread modifications, including to parts of the OS that the OEM wouldn't have touched themselves. We see people try to port and replicate a lot of what's found on Google Pixel smartphones — stock Android...

Google’s Pixel phones are the first to meet the Common Criteria’s MDF protection profile on Android 11

Google Pixel smartphones may lack in terms of the overall hardware besides their cameras, but the fastest software updates make them immensely desirable. Pixel devices not only get the best Android features before others, but they also get top-notch security with monthly security updates. In addition to these updates, the dedicated Titan M security chip...

Chainfire’s Holey Light app gets its biggest update yet with new Samsung and Google device support

XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire's Holey Light app is getting its biggest update yet. The app now offers support for a bunch of new Samsung and Google devices, Android 11 compatibility, and much more. Read on to learn more about everything new in the latest Holey Light update. For the unaware, Holey Light is a handy...

Pixel phones will soon always show the dark boot animation regardless of theme

Android's boot animation consists of a bunch of images that are cycled through while the phone boots up, and it's one of the simplest things for OEMs (and power users) to customize. Until Android 10 came along, the boot screen of Pixel phones had a blinding white-colored background. In Android 10, Google finally added a...

March Pixel Feature Drop includes Smart Compose and Recorder cloud backup

Google has made it a habit to drop new Pixel features throughout the year, and the search giant is back with another big update. The features arrive following an update in December that saw Google introduce Adaptive Sound, new Google Photos suggestions, and more. The latest Pixel Feature Drop is available beginning today. As we reported...

XDA Awards – The Best Tech of 2020

Despite all the notable events this year, 2020 has been incredible for consumer tech, and more specifically, smartphones. A lot of companies went all out with their devices, flooding the market with great options catering to a wide variety of needs and wants. We at XDA have used a lot of these gadgets throughout the...

Google’s Adaptive Charging feature only works during certain hours

Google’s most recent Pixel Feature Drop included a number of new features, from contextual translation to improved home screen customization. It also included a new Adaptive Charging feature, which sounds like it could potentially be more restrictive than we first thought. Available for the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel...

December 2020 security fixes roll out for Pixel phones with latest Pixel Feature Drop

Another month is in the books, so it’s about time for the latest batch of Android security fixes. Google has published the Android Security Bulletin for the month of December and is also rolling out the update to the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a...

Pixel Feature Drop adds Adaptive Sound, new Google Photos suggestions, and more

The bad news is today is Monday. The good news is Google has announced a new Pixel Feature Drop, which brings some newer features to older Pixel phones and introduces what the company describes as a “few new surprises.” Some of the more interesting new features adapt your Pixel device to you. One of them is...

Google Camera 8.0 mod brings the Pixel 5’s camera app to OnePlus, Xiaomi, ASUS, and other phones

The Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G were launched with a new version of the Google Camera app (v8.0) that featured a revamped UI and some exciting new features. While the app was initially reserved for Google's latest phones, the company recently released Google Camera 8.1 which brought the new UI, Cinematic pan mode,...

Google Pixel 4a now comes in a limited edition Barely Blue color

Just in time for the holidays, Google has unveiled the Pixel 4a is now available in Barely Blue. But act fast, because once supply is gone, that’s it. Available exclusively from Google, the limited edition color costs $349 in the U.S., the same price as the Just Black version that was released in August. Other than...