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Google Pixel 4a the first ioXt secure phone at launch: Watch the list!

Google Pixel 4a the first ioXt secure phone at launch: Watch the list!

Today Google announced that the Pixel 4a and Google Pixel 4 (and XL) were the first Android smartphones "to go through ioXt certification against the Android Profile." That makes the Google Pixel 4a the first smartphone to be certified as such as a "newly launched" smartphone. The Internet of Secure Things Alliance (ioXt) assesses a baseline set of requirements for security, upgradability, and transparency.

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Pixel 4 discontinued – Mantra for Pixel 5’s success

Pixel 4 discontinued – Mantra for Pixel 5’s success

Google has been trying to hit the right balance between form and function with its Pixel phones ever since the debut of Pixel and Pixel XL. While they excel in certain dimensions, a few shortcomings have let them down. Recently, Google has made certain moves that has stirred the internet and put experts into thinking about the company’s loss of faith in Pixel 4. Though Pixel 5 is on the charts - retiring the Pixel 4 and 4 XL even before the 2020 flagship has put a foot in the door - there has to be some kind of strategic brilliance or probably a move to rectify the bad decisions made in the past.

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Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G dates accidentally leaked by Google

Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G dates accidentally leaked by Google

The Pixel 4 is now but a memory, having formally and officially vanished from Google's store. And that's barely a year after it launched and without a new high-end flagship to take its place. Of course, the Pixel 5 is coming, no doubt about that, but the question has always been when. It seems that there will at least be a two-month gap when Google won't formally have a premium Pixel phone if its own accidental revelation of the Pixel 5 pre-order date is to be considered.

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Pixel 4 and 4 XL discontinued as Google pulls plug early

Pixel 4 and 4 XL discontinued as Google pulls plug early

Google has discontinued the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, taking the unexpected step of calling time on its Android flagship phones less than 10 months after they were released. The surprise decision comes only days after Google officially announced the upcoming Pixel 5, its new flagship that will include 5G for the first time, though that won't be released until later in the year.

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Foldable Google Pixel phone is still on the table

Foldable Google Pixel phone is still on the table

Google is a company that arguably makes great software and services but its track record in hardware leaves much to be desired. That doesn't stop it from trying, though, as evidenced by both its Pixel phones as well as its smart speakers and displays, now under the Nest brand. In fact, it often dreams big, like Google Glass or even Google Wing, now both defunct projects, as it experiments with different devices and experiences revolving around its core businesses. Apparently, that also includes a foldable Pixel phone that may still happen at some undetermined point in the future.

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Google Pixel Live Caption feature gets support for video and voice calls

Google Pixel Live Caption feature gets support for video and voice calls

Google's Live Caption feature is getting a big expansion, building upon its existing video and audio captioning to include another useful feature -- video and voice call captions. With this new capability, users will be able to read captions generated for their ongoing conversations, helping the user follow the conversation without having to turn up the audio in a situation where it may not be appropriate. Only certain devices have access to this feature, however.

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Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G confirmed: What we know

Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G confirmed: What we know

Google may have only just officially revealed the Pixel 4a to us today, but that hasn't stopped it from scooping its own fall Pixel announcements with some teasers about what's to come. Coming later in 2020 will be Google's first 5G phones, the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G.

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Google Pixel 4a official (finally!)

Google Pixel 4a official (finally!)

The long-awaited Google Pixel 4a has finally been officially announced, a $349 slice of Android that puts to rest literally months of leaks and speculation. Originally believed to have been on the cards for Google I/O 2020 earlier this year, numerous rumored release dates have since come and gone, but now we finally know when the Pixel 4a will go on sale - and why you might want to buy it.

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Pixel 4a important detail leaks at the last minute

Pixel 4a important detail leaks at the last minute

If the not so subtle clues that Google threw at the public a few days ago are what we think they are, we are just counting down the hours before its much-belated phone finally debuts. Whether the Pixel 4a is still even relevant at this point is going to be the biggest question mark for Google's next budget phone but one detail may still make it worth considering will be its price tag. Fortunately, we may now have an idea about that, too, and it may at least seem to be on for the course.

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Google Pixel 4a slated for August 3 launch: What to expect

Google Pixel 4a slated for August 3 launch: What to expect

It is not easy to keep an upcoming smartphone a secret these days. Especially, if it is one of the most anticipated phones of the year. This is what has happened with the Google Pixel 4a – which has been thoroughly leaked – even though Google chose to stay tight-lipped about the device. The smartphone has been long delayed from its first speculated May launch at the Google I/O 2020 along with Pixel 4a XL and Android 11 Beta.

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Google Pixel 4a “Lorem Ipsum” puzzle reveals the fun

Google Pixel 4a “Lorem Ipsum” puzzle reveals the fun

Today we're taking a peek at the Google Pixel 4a courtesy of Google's social media team. They've created what, at first, looks like a webpage made as a placeholder for a future launch of the next Google phone. Upon closer inspection, it's actually a puzzle. You'll also find various Google Pixel social media accounts revealing the site and pointing users toward the hype.

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Google Camera app leaks next cool features for Pixel

Google Camera app leaks next cool features for Pixel

The Android app Google Camera (version 7.5) was revealed this week with a collection of new camera features. This new app doesn't allow all of the features noted to work on every new phone - but it DOES indicate what Google will most likely focus on in the next big Google devices event. The first of these will likely be the Google Pixel 4a (5G).

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