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Google Pixel January Android update is now available

Google Pixel January Android update is now available

There's no better way to start the year right than by getting a fresh serving of security fixes for your Android phone. Of course, while Google has just rolled out the January security bulletin for Android, it could take weeks for manufacturers to actually push those to their customers. Not so Google's own Pixel phones that are now getting not only this month's security patches but also a few bug fixes for some known functionality issues as well.

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Google Pixel Adaptive Charging requires alarms to be set during a specific window

Google Pixel Adaptive Charging requires alarms to be set during a specific window

In December, a new update for Google Pixel smartphones added in some new features. One of the most interesting features was Adaptive Charging, designed to allow the phone to charge slowly overnight to help preserve its battery health. The idea is to help preserve battery health over time by dynamically controlling how quickly a Pixel device charges.

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Google strips ultrawide astrophotography from its 2020 Pixel flagships

Google strips ultrawide astrophotography from its 2020 Pixel flagships

Budding astrophotographers with a Pixel 4a 5G or a Pixel 5 in their pockets are finding that their options have been limited by Google. Apparently, Google has pushed an update to the Google Camera app that removes the astrophotography option from the Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 5's ultrawide lens. While users at one one point had the option to shoot astrophotography photos using the wide angle lens, now they're prompted to switch to another lens before the feature will activate.

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10 Best Google Pixel 5 Cases

10 Best Google Pixel 5 Cases

These are the best Google Pixel 5 cases available to protect your phone and keep it looking nice and new. This year the phone is made from metal and plastic, so there’s no fragile glass on the back. However, you’ll still want some sort of Pixel 5 protection.

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Google Pixel 5: What to know before you buy

Google Pixel 5: What to know before you buy

Looking to buy a new Android phone? How about the Google Pixel 5? Google makes some of the best Android phones, and below we’ll tell you everything to know before you buy the Pixel 5.

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Google’s December 2020 Pixel feature drop is here – What you get

Google’s December 2020 Pixel feature drop is here – What you get

Google has released its latest feature drop for Pixel owners, and if you've been clutching your Pixel 3 or Pixel 4 and wondering whether it's time to upgrade, these new-found abilities could help you postpone that decision a little longer. As always, one of the Pixel range's most significant charms is that they're first in line for Google's Android updates, and this December 2020 Pixel feature drop is no different.

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Pixel 5 teardown redeems Google’s 2020 flagship

Pixel 5 teardown redeems Google’s 2020 flagship

JerryRigEverything's Zack Nelson is anything but gentle when it comes to gadgets and machines, which is pretty much the point of the YouTube channel. Although he does test how easy or hard it would be to tear down a phone, he often also does it with less finesse, especially after a stressful durability test. It's no surprise, then, that he would sometimes come across phones that break in spectacular ways but what's more surprising is when those phones suddenly revive after what seemed to be a catastrophic death.

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Pixel 5 durability test digs for the metal under thick plastic

Pixel 5 durability test digs for the metal under thick plastic

While Google is an excellent software developer and advertiser, its luck with hardware products has been rather hit or miss. Its own smartphones, in particular, are hailed for their "pure" Android experience but often criticized for their hardware quality. The Pixel 5 didn't escape that curse, with reports of the screen slightly separating from its frame. But while Google strangely confirms that is part of the phone's design, it turns out that the Pixel 5 is even stranger beneath its skin.

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iPhone periscope zoom tipped – is it time for Pixel magic?

iPhone periscope zoom tipped – is it time for Pixel magic?

A rumor today suggests that Apple's next iPhone will have "folded" periscope cameras enabling far better zoom. That's zoom, as in the ability to get a whole lot closer to subject matter that's about to be photographed or captured with video. Apple's plans won't likely significantly change the look of the iPhone, as the "folded" keyword indicates compact and otherwise sized-down hardware action.

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Barely Blue Pixel 4a gives Google’s value phone a brighter finish

Barely Blue Pixel 4a gives Google’s value phone a brighter finish

Google has released a new color version of the Pixel 4a, adding a Barely Blue finish for those who want something more striking than the sober black it originally launched in. Priced the same as the regular Just Black Pixel 4a, the new powder blue variant is functionally the same, but it gives the affordable Android smartphone the looks to live up to its value.

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Pixel 4a DxOMark scores show have far Google can take a single camera

Pixel 4a DxOMark scores show have far Google can take a single camera

The very first Pixel phone was almost revolutionary, especially in its camera. Singular. In an age of dual, even triple, cameras, Google opted to put a single sensor and let the software do the rest. It has mostly stuck to that formula until last year with the Pixel 4 and its two cameras. The Pixel 4a, not its larger 5G sibling, goes back to those roots, and DxOMark's review reminds us of how impressive that prospect was, at least back in 2016.

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Pixel 4a durability test brings back the good old days

Pixel 4a durability test brings back the good old days

Google's own smartphone strategy this year is a bit perplexing to say the least. Not only are its Pixel phones late, mostly blamed on COVID-19, their specs, features, and prices seemed to be all over the place. For those who don't even want to bother with 5G, the Pixel 4a launched just three months ago may be the sweet spot when it comes to features and price. The latter, however, might raise some concerns over its durability, something that JerryRigEverything's Zack Nelson puts to the test.

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