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Foldable Google Pixel rumored with a Samsung tap tip

Foldable Google Pixel rumored with a Samsung tap tip

Google's fabled foldable might well be close at hand! Today's tip (or rumor) suggests Google tapped Samsung for a new foldable panel, quite possibly for a future foldable Pixel smartphone. This is not the first time we've heard word that Google would eventually make a Google Pixel smart device with a foldable display. It only makes sense, given the amount of work the company's put into developing Android with a set of features specifically aimed at foldable display functionality.

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Pixel 5a leaked renders and specs don’t inspire much hope

Pixel 5a leaked renders and specs don’t inspire much hope

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say, but few might find it hard to call the latest Pixel phones beautiful. True, they have their own character, in some respects, but some might be wishing this year's round would offer something different. Unfortunately, changes might not come until a Pixel 6 later this year, and, at least based on these leaks about the Pixel 5a, we might experience a bit of a deja vu that could confuse some consumers in the long run.

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Android 12 Developer Preview: changes, additions in next OS version

Android 12 Developer Preview: changes, additions in next OS version

The next version of the Android operating system, codenamed internally as ‘Snow Cone’ has taken its maiden steps into the realm of inception with Google recently announcing the Developer Preview of the Android 12 OS, which is still around six months from the final release. After the excitement of Android 11 on flagship devices and newly released phones, the next thing for geeks to look forward to is the Android 12 operating system on their devices. The OS will go through eight release cycles in its evolution over this year - with a public beta expected in a few months before finally coming to the users in a stable release version in the latter half of 2021.

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Android 12 Developer Preview released for your Pixel pleasure

Android 12 Developer Preview released for your Pixel pleasure

Google is kicking off the Android 12 Developer Preview today, giving those with a Pixel a very early taste of the upcoming OS update, while setting out the roadmap for when everybody else could look forward to seeing it. It's a chance to see the new features and APIs coming in the new OS, though for the moment it's targeted - as the name suggests - at developers wanting to make sure their code works as intended, rather than regular users.

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Pixel camera problems might be a hardware issue, not software

Pixel camera problems might be a hardware issue, not software

Just like the old Nexus line, Google's own Pixel phones are taken as the standard by which all Android phones are to be measured against. Like the old Nexus line, that may be true only for the software part. There is no shortage of complaints about the quality of the Pixel phone's hardware, even up to the latest Pixel 5 but a new and inexplicable issue with a growing number of Pixel phones' cameras may become the biggest mess the phones might face.

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Android 12 beta update release date tipped with device list

Android 12 beta update release date tipped with device list

This week the expected release date for Google's Android 12 Developer Beta was reaffirmed with a list of devices. The devices that'll likely gain access to Android 12 will differ from the list of devices that'll have access to the first waves of Developer Beta. The list of devices Google works with to test the Android 12 developer beta will be relatively limited - the full Android 12 release schedule will expand beyond the first limited list.

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Google Fit update lets Pixel phone track respiratory and heart rate

Google Fit update lets Pixel phone track respiratory and heart rate

Using your smartphone's camera and built-in sensors of several sorts, Google's added a couple of basic health monitoring systems to Google Fit. Heart Rate and Respiratory Rate can now be measured with Google Fit thanks to Google's fancy footwork with Pixel phone cameras. Google suggested that they'll add these features to more devices than just the Pixel, courtesy of Google Fit.

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Pixel 2 XL by HTC may have been canceled for this reason

Pixel 2 XL by HTC may have been canceled for this reason

When Google launched its first-ever "Designed by Google" Pixel phone, its unusual design, especially on the back, played in its favor. A few iterations later, however, it has become more or less accepted that the Pixel phones' are an acquired taste when it comes to appearances. They're not always the prettiest but there was a point in time when it could have been worse, as shown by an unexpected hands-on video of an aborted Pixel 2 XL variant by HTC.

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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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