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The new Google Pixelbuds are finally up for sale

The new Google Pixelbuds are finally up for sale

Google's new Pixel Buds wireless earbuds have gone on sale, offering an Android-focused alternative to Apple's AirPods and an attempt to fix the first-gen model's flaws. Announced last October, alongside the Pixel 4, the new Pixel Buds cuts the neck cord that was one of the primary criticisms of their predecessors, as well as introducing new Bluetooth features.

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Pixel 4a XL parts on eBay suggest what could have been

Pixel 4a XL parts on eBay suggest what could have been

The Pixel 4a just recently got its most massive leak yet but while it had almost everything, it was also conspicuously missing one important thing. The larger Pixel 4a XL, the successor of the Pixel 3a XL was missing and has reportedly been scrapped. That may indeed be the case but, fortunately, someone on eBay claims to have a piece of that budget Pixel phone, teasing people on what they could have had if Google hadn't suddenly and mysteriously changed its mind.

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Pixel 4a leak details all the specs – and what’s missing

Pixel 4a leak details all the specs – and what’s missing

The Google Pixel 4a leaks aren't stopping, and just because the midrange smartphone's launch was scuppered by I/O 2020 being canceled, it doesn't mean we don't know exactly what to expect at this point. A cheaper iteration on the Pixel 4, Google is hoping the Pixel 4a can do what its direct predecessor, the Pixel 3a managed, and carve out a well-respected spot in the midrange.

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Pixel 4 Face Unlock can finally require eyes to be open in April update

Pixel 4 Face Unlock can finally require eyes to be open in April update

The Pixel 4 prided itself with its fancy new sensors hiding behind its thick forehead. In addition to hands-free gestures, the Pixel 4 also made face unlock the only secure biometrics option for the phone, throwing the fingerprint scanner out the window. Unfortunately, some found it to be actually less secure in one specific situation which, months after launch, Google is finally addressing with the April security patch for Pixel devices and Android in general.

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Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are no longer available from Google

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are no longer available from Google

Smartphones come and go but more often than not you can expect them to be available for more than a year. That's not the case with Google's Pixel phones, however, as these seem to have a shelf life of one year, at least as far as Google's own store goes. Just like its predecessor, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have now disappeared from there, clearing the market for the Pixel 4 and perhaps even an upcoming Pixel 4a.

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Pixel 4a to have a significant storage upgrade but not in size

Pixel 4a to have a significant storage upgrade but not in size

Despite being marketed as Google's best Pixel ever, the Pixel 4 has its fair share of disappointed critics that perhaps all boil down to one thing. There are those that feel that Google has not done enough for the price it was asking for and the things it did work on, like Motion Gestures, isn't something fans are really falling in love with. That might be part of the interest that the Pixel 4a is generating, seemingly offering a more affordable Pixel experience without the cruft. And based on one leak, it will definitely be an upgrade to the Pixel 3a in more ways than one.

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Pixel 5 might not be flagship material based on Google Camera app

Pixel 5 might not be flagship material based on Google Camera app

Just like the Nexus phones before it, Google has positioned its self-made Pixel phones as the epitome of a Google Android mobile experience. Everything inside and out is made to Google's specifications and liking. Sometimes, Google's vision clashes with consumer expectations, especially when it comes to some hardware and design choices. Based on some very early clues, it seems that the Pixel 5 might be the biggest point of contention yet if its specs are to be considered.

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Pixel 4 Soli radar gesture recognition isn’t as simple as we thought

Pixel 4 Soli radar gesture recognition isn’t as simple as we thought

If you ever wondered why Google went from thick notch on the Pixel 3 back to thick forehead on the Pixel 4, then Motion Gesture is really to blame along with face recognition. The feature is powered by Google's Soli radar technology that it has been developing mostly in silence for years now. Gesture controls, however, aren't novel and the Pixel 4's implementation may have caused many to downplay the feature. Google now explains it's far more complicated than you might think.

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Google Pixel 4a leak spills the beans with full hands-on video

Google Pixel 4a leak spills the beans with full hands-on video

It's that time again - time for the Google-made Pixel smartphone of the season to leak in a hands-on video before its official unveiling. This is the Pixel 4a, and it's the next in a line of shockingly full-fledged hands-on leaks with the Pixel line, going back to several generations. It's almost as if Google has a break in their supply line, right at a point at which publishers have relatively nice cameras and the ability to release hands-on blog posts with ease.

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Pixel 4a photos reveal one small but important change

Pixel 4a photos reveal one small but important change

We've witnessed the announcement of quite a few new Android phones, almost all of them marketed at those with big bucks to spare. Motorola did launch three Moto G phones which may also be a bit too low for some consumers' tastes. Android purists will always prefer Google's experience anyway and the Pixel 4a is the mid-range phone they might be waiting for. A few photos of the device in the real world shows almost all the goodies we've seen on the Pixel 3a plus something new that could get Pixel fans excited.

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Best old flagships that’s worth your money in 2020 – and ones to avoid

Best old flagships that’s worth your money in 2020 – and ones to avoid

Contrary to what manufacturers would have you thinking, phones last for well more than just a year. New ads may make the new phones look sleek, but their predecessors were just there a couple of months before. And chances are, most of them are now half the price.

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AT&T Pixel 4 March security update pulled for critical bug

AT&T Pixel 4 March security update pulled for critical bug

Google has just released its regular monthly update to improve the security of its Pixel phones and Android in general. It even talked about in some detail the new security-unrelated features that the Pixel 4 will be receiving this month. Imagine, then, the confusion that some Pixel 4 owners received instead when the March update for AT&T was mysteriously yanked from the Internet. It turns out that Google may have missed a critical step that left some features like Google Pay broken on the carrier-locked phone.

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