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December Pixel updates land: 2016 Pixels get last patches, Pixel 4 conspicuously absent (Update: Image and OTA downloads)

December Pixel updates land: 2016 Pixels get last patches, Pixel 4 conspicuously absent (Update: Image and OTA downloads)

Update 1: 2019/12/02 12:52pm PST Live Captions, Styles & Wallpaper, and more rolling out to older Pixels Update 2: 2019/12/02 2:57pm PST Pixel 4 updated next week, Pixel Wallet feature
Automatic Call Screening is coming to all Pixel phones on Android 10 'over the coming weeks'

Automatic Call Screening is coming to all Pixel phones on Android 10 'over the coming weeks'

Google announced a slew of updates as part of the first Pixel feature drop yesterday, among them the ability to automatically screen calls from unknown numbers on the Pixel 4. It looks like this
December Pixel updates land: 2016 Pixels get last patches, Pixel 4 conspicuously absent (Update: Rolling out for Pixel 4)

December Pixel updates land: 2016 Pixels get last patches, Pixel 4 conspicuously absent (Update: Rolling out for Pixel 4)

Update 1: 2019/12/02 12:52pm PST Live Captions, Styles & Wallpaper, and more rolling out to older Pixels Update 2: 2019/12/02 2:57pm PST Pixel 4 updated next week, Pixel Wallet feature
Pixel Phones are Getting a Bunch of New Features

Pixel Phones are Getting a Bunch of New Features

Google announced that its Pixel phones are getting the first ever “Pixel feature drop” this week, which is mostly Google saying that a batch of new features are coming to your phone. The first
Pixel Launcher now shows long-press options even for app shortcuts

Pixel Launcher now shows long-press options even for app shortcuts

The December security patch rolled out earlier this week to first-gen Pixels, as well as the Pixel 2, 3, and 3a. With it, came a lot of features for Google's older flagships like Live Caption, Styles,
Google’s Impressive Recorder App, Live Caption Arrive on Older Pixel Phones

Google’s Impressive Recorder App, Live Caption Arrive on Older Pixel Phones

December apparently means the month of giving by Google to older Pixel phones. Just this week, non-Pixel 4 models are getting things previously exclusive to the newest Pixels. We’re talking about new
December Pixel updates land: 2016 Pixels get last patches, Pixel 4 conspicuously absent (Update: Pixel 4 ETA)

December Pixel updates land: 2016 Pixels get last patches, Pixel 4 conspicuously absent (Update: Pixel 4 ETA)

Update 1: 2019/12/02 12:52pm PST Live Captions, Styles & Wallpaper, and more rolling out to older Pixels Update 2: 2019/12/02 2:57pm PST Pixel 4 updated next week, Pixel Wallet feature
December 2019 Android Security Update Now Available for Pixel Devices (Updated)

December 2019 Android Security Update Now Available for Pixel Devices (Updated)

The final Android update of the year is here! Google has posted the December Android security patch for its Pixel phones. That includes images and OTA files for the Pixel and Pixel XL, which should be

[Rant] OK Google, we need to talk about the Pixel 4

I’ve been ruminating on this for a while now, probably since the Pixel 4 launch back in October, in fact. I liked the Pixel 3 XL from 2018 but felt disappointed that Google only gave it 4GB of RAM.
'Flip to Shhh' comes to the Pixel 2 with latest Digital Wellbeing beta [APK Download]

'Flip to Shhh' comes to the Pixel 2 with latest Digital Wellbeing beta [APK Download]

"Flip to Shhh" launched with the Pixel 3 as a way to quickly enable Do Not Disturb on your phone by simply turning it so the display was face down. Even though the feature shouldn't have required any
New Google Camera PX mod lets you force astro and light painting modes, brings tons of tweaks [APK Download]

New Google Camera PX mod lets you force astro and light painting modes, brings tons of tweaks [APK Download]

The features that owners of older-gen Pixels miss out on the most are those related to photography. Many Google Camera mods help alleviate that new-Pixel envy by bringing some exclusive options to
(Update: Newer APK) Google Camera 7.2 rolls out to older Pixels with new UI, social sharing, and astrophotography

(Update: Newer APK) Google Camera 7.2 rolls out to older Pixels with new UI, social sharing, and astrophotography

Update 1: 2019/11/14 2:33am PST A slightly newer version of Camera, v7.2.016 is now rolling out widely to all Pixels. You can find it on the Play Store or at APK Mirror.WHAT'S NEW • Added Pixel 4
Pixel Phones Get a Sweet New Vibratin’, Ringin’ Feature

Pixel Phones Get a Sweet New Vibratin’, Ringin’ Feature

Google quietly rolled out a new feature to Pixel phones this week that gives you more flexibility with the reaction your phone has to incoming calls. Think of it as the perfect combo between vibration
Pixel phones can now vibrate before ramping up the volume

Pixel phones can now vibrate before ramping up the volume

Starting this month, Pixel owners will gain an additional sound option that controls how their phones behave when a call comes in. Awkwardly referred by Google as the ramping ringer feature, it lets
How to enable Rules on Android 10 with root

How to enable Rules on Android 10 with root

Before Android 10's official release, an automation feature called "Rules" was discovered during the beta phase that many hoped would make its way into the final build of the OS. Although it didn't
Google's November patches out: First update for Pixel 4, 2016 Pixels left behind

Google's November patches out: First update for Pixel 4, 2016 Pixels left behind

Update 1: 2019/11/04 11:36am PST We can confirm that the update changes how Smooth Display functions, switching from 60 to 90Hz at around 45% display brightness on the smaller Pixel 4. According to
November 2019 Android Security Update Now Available for Pixel Devices

November 2019 Android Security Update Now Available for Pixel Devices

Hello, November and hello, Monday, it’s time for the regularly scheduled monthly Android security update. We’ve got a new Android 10 update for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4, where both
Google Camera 7.2 mod by cstark27 enables astrophotography and Super Res Zoom on older Pixels [APK Download]

Google Camera 7.2 mod by cstark27 enables astrophotography and Super Res Zoom on older Pixels [APK Download]

The new Pixel 4 has launched with some awesome photography chops that make owners of previous generations of the device jealous. While Google will eventually bring a few of these to its older phones,
Some Pixel users are seeing a 4G icon instead of LTE, but Google is working on a fix

Some Pixel users are seeing a 4G icon instead of LTE, but Google is working on a fix

With the latest Android 10 October security patch, some people using Pixel phones in the US have seen their LTE icon switch to 4G. This change is also visible in network settings, where it says 4G
Google is fleecing previous Pixel owners on trade-ins

Google is fleecing previous Pixel owners on trade-ins

Trade-in offers aren't always the best value, though sometimes companies are willing to subsidize the discount you get just to put you in their ecosystem or reward you for sticking around. Based on