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Want the Android 11 Beta? You Likely Have to Wait Until May

Want the Android 11 Beta? You Likely Have to Wait Until May

Whenever a new version of Android arrives, like we got with Android 11 today, you all start asking about how and when you can get it on your Pixel phones. With Android 11, since Google has delivered

Start your engines! Download the Android 11 Developer Preview for your Google Pixel now!

We are only midway through February but Google has already flipped the switch to release the very first Developer Preview of Android 11 for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and the Pixel 4. Factory
First Android 11 Developer Preview lands today for Google Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4

First Android 11 Developer Preview lands today for Google Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4

Our first taste of Android's latest release includes new notification tweaks, privacy and security enhancements, and more Android 11 is now official, and Google is releasing the first Developer
First Android 11 Developer Preview is Now Available!

First Android 11 Developer Preview is Now Available!

Google just released the Android 11 Developer Preview! You can download it on your Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, or Pixel 4. The Android 11 Developer Preview beta will be available at some point “in the
Option to save Call Screen audio disappears on some Pixels (Update: Coming back)

Option to save Call Screen audio disappears on some Pixels (Update: Coming back)

Update 1: 2020/02/14 2:28pm PST We're still not sure why Google disabled Call Screen audio recording as it did, but whatever the reasons were, Google seems to have had a change of heart, as
Pixel 3 XL is $399 in Limited Time Deal ($500 Off)

Pixel 3 XL is $399 in Limited Time Deal ($500 Off)

One of the best Pixel 3 XL deals to date just showed up at B&H Photo as a $500 discount that drops the phone to $399. Normally $899, this is an incredible deal on the previous generation Pixel
Option to save Call Screen audio disappears on some Pixels

Option to save Call Screen audio disappears on some Pixels

Automatic Call Screening arrived as a feature for the Pixel 4 with the very first Pixel Feature Drop, before rolling out more widely just this month to all Pixels. However, another feature that landed
Android 11’s First Developer Preview Might be Close (Updated)

Android 11’s First Developer Preview Might be Close (Updated)

How close are we to seeing the first Android 11 Developer Preview? We might be really close. Google just updated their developer preview portal to say that it is here. You can’t update to it yet or

Google brings automatic call screening to all of its Pixel phones

Over the last couple of years, Google has updated older Pixel devices with features that first appear on its most recent phones. The latest tool to make its way from Pixel 4 to the original Pixel,
Automatic Call Screen starts rolling out to the Pixel 3, 3a, Pixel 2 and original Pixel (Updated)

Automatic Call Screen starts rolling out to the Pixel 3, 3a, Pixel 2 and original Pixel (Updated)

Update 1: 2020/02/06 9:25am PST Pixel 2 Update 2: 2020/02/06 2:44pm PST 2016 Pixels and Pixel 3a Late last year, Google promised that the Pixel 4's automatic Call Screening feature would be
Pixel Owners, How’s the February Update?

Pixel Owners, How’s the February Update?

Google was quick with the February Android update for Pixel phones yesterday, making it available over-the-air almost immediately. If you “checked for updates,” you should have been able to pull your

February 2020 Security Patch is rolling out to Pixel devices now

After being beaten to the punch by Samsung in January, Google is now rolling out February’s security patch via OTA to the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4 smartphone ranges. Besides the usual
February 2020 patches for Pixel devices are live

February 2020 patches for Pixel devices are live

You know what time it is—that's right, it's time for Pixel patches. After a rough end to 2019, Google's Pixel team has now managed to get the first two patches of 2020 out the door on time. All Pixel
February 2020 Android Security Update Now Available for Pixel Devices

February 2020 Android Security Update Now Available for Pixel Devices

Moving along swiftly through 2020, we have the arrival of yet another security patch for Google Pixel phones, including the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4. This latest Android update is the
Call Recording in Google’s Phone App Looks Like This

Call Recording in Google’s Phone App Looks Like This

When we told you a couple of weeks ago that the Google Phone app would soon be able to record incoming and outgoing calls, we weren’t sure we would see the feature arrive so quickly. But thanks to a
Google Created a Sweet New Way to Flash Android Builds Through a Browser

Google Created a Sweet New Way to Flash Android Builds Through a Browser

The Android Flash Tool is here. Getting the newest updates on a Google Pixel phones hasn’t always been the easiest process. You could hope that the “Check for updates” button works this month, wait
Weirdest Thing About Google Pixel Phones is Lack of a Pro Camera Mode

Weirdest Thing About Google Pixel Phones is Lack of a Pro Camera Mode

For all the complaints about Google Pixel phones, like their prices, lack of matching specs to other phones, or design quirks , there’s still one area that leaves me scratching my head with every new
Did You Get the January Android Update on Your Pixel Phone?

Did You Get the January Android Update on Your Pixel Phone?

Something weird happened this week. Google posted factory image and OTA files for the January 2020 Pixel update and I didn’t have to sideload either one. Instead, I opened up settings, tapped on the
January 2020 patches land for Google Pixels, including low-brightness fix for Pixel 4 XL

January 2020 patches land for Google Pixels, including low-brightness fix for Pixel 4 XL

Update 1: 2020/01/06 3:26pm PST Gamma at the lowest brightness level seems slightly improved, but the display on the Pixel 4 XL still tints a bit green at lower brightness levels. Personally, I had
January 2020 Android Security Update Now Available for Pixel Devices (Updated)

January 2020 Android Security Update Now Available for Pixel Devices (Updated)

First Android update of 2020! The new year is here and so is the first monthly Android update from Google. We have updates for all of Google’s currently supported Pixel phones, and it appears as if