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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Google Pixel 5 is up for pre-order starting today for $699, and the Google Pixel 4a 5G is coming soon for $499. It’s launching in Japan on October 15th, but Google says the Pixel 4a 5G will be available in additional markets starting in November. As we already knew from a series of leaks, […]
The Google Pixel 4a went on sale this month and customers are starting to get their hands on Google’s new $349 smartphone. But it’s only the first of three phones the company plans to release this year. According to the latest leaks: The $499 Google Pixel 4a 5G and pricier Google Pixel 5 could be […]