GOOGLE PIXEL 4A Posts on XDA

How to unlock the bootloader and root the Google Pixel 4a

It’s been a few weeks since Google unveiled the long-anticipated Google Pixel 4a and the company has already released a beta build of Android 11 for the smartphone. The factory images and the kernel sources for the Pixel 4a have been published as well, which are just the right ingredients required by the modding enthusiasts...

Google will no longer offer Playground AR stickers on future Pixel phones, starting with the Pixel 4a

The Google Camera app on Pixel devices is home to a bunch of cool features, including Playground AR stickers that let you add animated augmented reality stickers to your photos and videos. Google introduced AR stickers to its Pixel lineup all the way back in 2017 and, since then, all Pixel devices have had the...

Google posts factory images, Android 11 beta, and kernel sources for Pixel 4a

Earlier this month, Google launched the Pixel 4a (code-name "sunfish"), the company's second mid-range Pixel smartphone. At a price of $349, you get a 5.81" OLED display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, a 3140 mAh battery, a 3.5mm audio jack, and Google's excellent camera and software support....

Android 11 on the Google Pixel vastly improves Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro Controller support

With cloud gaming at the forefront of mobile gaming discussions thanks to the upcoming launch of Microsoft's xCloud service, we've been looking into the state of controller support on Android. Back in Android 11 Beta 1, we noticed that Google added a whopping 84 new controller mappings, meaning that the new Android release can recognize...

Download the Google Pixel 4a’s new Eclipse Live Wallpaper on any device

The new Google Pixel 4a should reach the hands of consumers who pre-ordered the phone next week, so there shouldn't be any surprises left for us to discover. However, there was one small discovery that slipped under the radar until now: the existence of a new live wallpaper called "Eclipse." Google Pixel 4a Forums This live wallpaper...

Google Pixel 4a and Pixel 4 are the first to receive ioXt’s security certification

Security has become a cornerstone topic in the last year, especially when it comes to keeping information private from third-party companies. Not every Android device gets frequent and timely security updates, but if you decide to purchase the recently-announced Pixel 4a, you’ll be happy to learn that Google’s new phone is as secure as they...

Gboard rolls out smart completion and undo autocorrect on backspace, tests new Google Assistant dictation

In a recent teardown of Gboard v9.7, we discovered strings of code regarding a couple of new features making their way to the popular keyboard app. These included a new Ask Assistant button to trigger the Google Assistant, smart completion support, and a feature that would undo auto-correct on tapping backspace. Now, Google has started...

Google Pixel 4a is one of the best selling unlocked smartphones on Amazon and Best Buy in the U.S.

The Google Pixel 4a’s launch may have come later than expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the late launch doesn't seem to have diminished excitement for the new mid-range Pixel phone. In the last 24 hours, Google’s new smartphone has shuffled between the #1 and #2 spot for the best-selling unlocked smartphone on both...

Android 11 Beta 3 is here, removing the location requirement for COVID-19 contact tracing apps

Google released Android 11 Beta 2 last month, pushing the new update for the Android OS to "platform stability" status. This was followed by the Beta 2.5 release, which is more of a bug-fix release instead of a proper increment. Between each release, there are a lot of announced and unannounced changes to spot, just...

Live Caption can transcribe phone calls on the Google Pixel 4a

At last year's Google I/O, Google unveiled Live Caption, an accessibility feature that transcribes audio playing back on the device. Using Android's AudioPlaybackCaptureConfiguration API, Live Caption captures audio from the device and runs it through three on-device machine learning models to generate captions from any English-language speech that's recognized. The first devices to get support...

Google’s mid-range Pixel 4a smartphone announced at a price of $349

Following months of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Google has finally unveiled its 2020 mid-range Pixel smartphone, the Google Pixel 4a. We've been anticipating the launch of this device since it first leaked all the way back in December, and Google is finally ready to show off the device that'll compete with the Apple...

The Google Pixel 4a is already available for pre-order on Amazon USA

The Google Pixel 4a has been one of Google's most leaked smartphones, with a performance review, camera review, and hands-on already available long before the official launch. And that was a high bar to clear as most of Google's smartphones have not exactly been best-kept secrets either. We are just a few hours away from Google's event where...