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Pixel 6a could have a Pixel 6-inspired design (and a slightly smaller screen)

Google’s next mid-range phone could look a lot like the company’s latest flagships. 91mobiles and @OnLeaks have released a set of images that allegedly show the design of the upcoming Google Pixel 6a. The leaked images show a design that’s very similar to the recently release Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL, with a camera bar […]

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New software for old phones: Pixel 2 gets Ubuntu Touch and unofficial Android 12 ports

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones were released in 2017 and they were pretty great phones with good performance and excellent cameras. But Google rolled out the last official update for the phones at the end of 2020, which means there’s no official Android 12 build for the Pixel 2 series and […]

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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro launch for $599 and $899, respectiely

Google’s newest Pixel phones are the company’s most powerful to date, the first to feature Google’s own Tensor processors, the first to pack a completely upgraded camera system, and guaranteed security updates for at least five years. The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are smartphones with flagship-class hardware and surprisingly affordable starting prices. […]

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Emergency SOS for Pixel phones can record videos, call emergency services and alert your contacts

Google’s Personal Safety app, which is pre-installed on Pixel phones, allows users to enter emergency contacts, medical information, and other details that can be displayed during an emergency.

Now Google is rolling out an update that brings an “Emergency SOS” feature that lets you record video, call emergency services, and share information with emergency contacts by pressing the power button quickly 5 times.

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Google brings astrovideography to Pixel phones, plus Locked Folder for Google Photos and more

The latest Google Pixel Feature Drop is rolling out, and it brings a few new features to recent Google Pixel smartphones. One lets you save pictures to a password-protected Google Photos “Locked Folder.” Another lets you answer or reject a phone call using Google Assistant without touching your phone. And a third lets you use […]

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Google Pixel 6 design leaked (6.4 inch display, dual cameras, and wireless charging)

Google’s next flagship smartphone is expected to come in two versions. At first glance the upcoming Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro look a lot alike, if recent leaked renders are anything to go by. But the Pro model has a larger display with curved edges, and one extra camera. It’s possible there are other […]

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Lilbits Leaks: Walmart’s Android TV stick, Qualcomm’s next-mid-range laptop CPU, Samsung’s Galaxy A phones

Walmart’s working on a media streamer powered by Google’s Android TV software. The company hasn’t actually announced the new product yet, but an FCC listing spilled the beans. Meanwhile Evan Blass has spilled the beans on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A72 smartphone, Windows Future has spilled a few beans about Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon processor for mid-range […]

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Google Pixel Drop brings new smart compose, photography, voice recorder features

Google releases major Android updates about once per year and security updates once per month. But if you have a Google Pixel phone, you also get Pixel Drop feature updates about four times a year, and the first drop of 2021 is now rolling out to users. Among other things, it brings the official launch […]

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Google Pixel 5a leaked, is nearly a clone of the Pixel 4a 5G, but with dual cameras

For the past few years Google’s Pixel line of smartphones has consisted of a flagship model and a mid-range model. But in 2020 Google shook things up a bit by releasing two cheaper alternatives to the Pixel 5, the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a 5G. Now it looks like Google is preparing to launch its […]

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Google is bringing new health tracking features to Pixel phones (thanks to the cameras)

You can already use most smartphones as glorified pedometers thanks to apps that can use the motion sensors to track your movement. If you have a Google Pixel smartphone soon you’ll be able to use the phone’s hardware to track even more health stats. Google says in March it will bring the ability to measure […]

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Google brings new features to old Pixel phones (and new ones too)

Google’s latest Pixel Feature Drop brings some new features that debuted with the Pixel 5 to older phones. For example the Hold for Me feature is rolling out to all Google Pixel 3 and newer phones, allowing users to have Google Assistant to “listen” when you’re placed on hold and alert you when a human […]

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Lilbits: PinePhone unboxing, Purism launches an MVNO, and more Pixel and Chromecast details

The PinePhone is one of the first smartphones designed specifically for open source software enthusiasts. It’s an affordable phone with a starting price of $150 that ships with a GNU/Linux distribution pre-installed, but which can also boot from a microSD card if you want to try a different operating system (or 13) before deciding whether […]