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The Pixel Fold 2 could feature numerous hardware and design changes compared to the current model. (Image source: @OnLeaks & SmartPrix)

Google's next foldable smartphone shown in new leaked renders

High-resolution images of Google's next foldable smartphone have surfaced online. Matching the design shown in a previous leak, the Pixel Fold successor may actually adopt an under-panel selfie camera like Samsung's current Galaxy...
Alex Alderson, 22 Feb 2024 14:03
Android 15 preview to hit Google Pixel 6 and its successors (Source: Google)

First Android 15 preview build allegedly coming this week

Internally known as "Vanilla Ice Cream," Google's next iteration of the company's mobile operating system is entering the early testing stage. According to an insider familiar with the matter, the first preview build will be avail...
Codrut Nistor, 14 Feb 2024 21:18
A "Pixel 8a" render. (Source: OnLeaks x SmartPrix)

Google Pixel 8a: New leak hints at battery upgrade for potential Nothing Phone (2a) rival

Google touts its latest mid-ranger the Pixel 7a as a "24-hour battery" Android smartphone - however, its successor might have an even better tag-line in the works. The Mountain View giant is now believed to have prepared a signifi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 14 Feb 2024 17:57
The Google Tensor G4 has been benchmarked on Geekbench (image via Google)

Google Tensor G4 allegedly makes Geekbench debut with questionable CPU configuration

Google's upcoming Tensor G4 SoC has supposedly shown up on Geekbench. It packs an 8-core CPU and an Arm Mali G715 GPU. The chip is slated to power the Pixel 9, Pixel 9 Pro and Pixel Fold 2 later this year.
Anil Ganti, 09 Feb 2024 09:06
Google may update the Pixel Tablet series during I/O 2024 this spring. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Possible Google Pixel Tablet 2 codenames and more discovered in Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1 update

People have now started digging into Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1, which officially contains one user-facing change relating to Circle to Search. However, a new feature dubbed 'Adaptive Touch' has been discovered, as have possible coden...
Alex Alderson, 08 Feb 2024 18:19
The Pixel 8 Pro and its smaller sibling have received a few bug fixes with their February 2024 updates. (Image source: Google)

New bug fixes arrive for various Google Pixel devices including Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

Google has issued its February 2024 update to numerous Pixel devices. While not a Feature Drop, UQ1A.240205 is designed to resolve outstanding issues like Wi-Fi stability and performance, plus display corruption problems on the Pi...
Alex Alderson, 08 Feb 2024 17:23
The Pixel 5a is the last of Google's non-Tensor smartphones to receive regular software updates, Pixel 5 pictured. (Image source: Jonas Elia)

Google pushes new updates to older Pixel smartphones with undisclosed improvements

Google has pushed a new update to two of its handsets. While the pair are officially out of software support, Google has still sought to patch various outstanding issues with UP1A.231105.001.B2 based on Android 14.
Alex Alderson, 08 Feb 2024 16:12
The Galaxy S24 Ultra offers class-leading battery performance. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra dominates the OnePlus 12 and other Android peers in battery drain test but showcases one major weakness

Samsung's new Galaxy S24 Ultra appears to be a battery champion. The flagship phone saw out rivals like the OnePlus 12 and Xiaomi 14 Pro in a battery drain test, but also managed to reach the highest recorded temperature of all th...
Ricci Rox, 08 Feb 2024 16:09
The alleged Pixel Fold 2 with what appears to be four rear-facing cameras. (Image source: Android Authority - edited)

Early Google Pixel Fold 2 picture leaks revealing OnePlus Open inspired redesign

The first image of Google's next-generation foldable smartphone has now leaked online. Provided by a reliable source, the image shows that little remains of the original Pixel Fold. Quite the opposite, the Pixel Fold 2 looks more ...
Alex Alderson, 07 Feb 2024 19:54
The second-generation Pixel Fold is also subject to a codename change, current model pictured. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Google Pixel Fold 2 reportedly launching with 16 GB RAM and UFS 4.0 storage amid codename change rumours

Supposedly, Google has tweaked the codenames under which it is developing the Pixel Fold 2. While not as drastic as the various Pixel Fold codename cancellations, the change coincides with new memory options being spotted.
Alex Alderson, 07 Feb 2024 17:24
Several design choices contribute to the Pixel Fold's comparatively large bezels. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Google Pixel Fold 2 rumoured to jump to Tensor G4 SoC with probable fall 2024 release alongside Pixel 9, Pixel 9 Pro and Pixel Watch 3

According to new reports, Google has decided against selling a second-generation Pixel Fold with the Tensor G3 chipset that powers the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Instead, the Pixel Fold 2 is now rumoured to join the Pixel 9 and Pixe...
Alex Alderson, 07 Feb 2024 14:30
Google Pixel 7a gets back to its all-time low price tag (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Deal | Google Pixel 7a drops back to its record-low price

The Google Pixel 7a saw a $50 price bump from its predecessor, making it barely sit at the “affordable” price range. But frequent deals do make it offer more value than at launch. A good example would be this deal, which has broug...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 06 Feb 2024 18:54
'Bard' might soon become 'Gemini' (Image source: Google Blog)

Google to rebrand Bard as ‘Gemini’ and release an app

As per an Android app developer, Google is planning to rebrand ‘Bard’ as ‘Gemini,’ introduce major upgrades, and even launch an app that will be available to iOS users.
Nitisha Upadhye, 05 Feb 2024 08:11
The OnePlus 12R and the Google Pixel 7a are more affordable variants of their more expensive siblings. (Image source: OnePlus, Goole - edited)

5 reasons for choosing the OnePlus 12R over the Pixel 7a

CheckMag The OnePlus 12R and the Google Pixel 7a are great options for those who want flagship features on a budget. However, one offers more value than the other.
Habeeb Onawole, 02 Feb 2024 23:07
Samsung AI stands for 'Advanced Intelligence'. (Image: Notebookcheck)

Samsung AI stands for "Advanced Intelligence", gives users option run features on-device only

Unlike most companies implying 'Artificial Intelligence' when using the common abbreviation ‘AI’, Samsung is using it to mean ‘Advanced Intelligence’. Although the company hasn't made its reasons public, it is apparent it wants to...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 30 Jan 2024 01:32
The Google Pixel 8 is now on sale for $160 off the usual list price (Image: Benedikt Winkel)

Deal | Google Pixel 8 smartphone hits record-low price thanks to intriguing discount

The regular 6.2-inch version of Google's latest smartphone series has never been cheaper as an Amazon-owned online retailer currently grants a mentionable 23 percent discount on the unlocked Pixel 8 in the sleek Obsidian color var...
Enrico Frahn, 28 Jan 2024 18:47
The Pixel 8 Pro in its new 'Mint' colour option. (Image source: Google)

Google releases new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro colour options with launch bonuses

Google's Minty Fresh refresh has now arrived globally. Available on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro in glossy and matte finishes, respectively, the new 'Mint' colour option is joined by various launch offers, including a 'Kick with Pi...
Alex Alderson, 25 Jan 2024 17:59
The Pixel 8 Pro has received several new features with this month's Pixel Feature Drop. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

January 2024 Pixel Feature Drop lands for Google Pixel 5a and Pixel 6 smartphones onwards with changes for Pixel Watch and Pixel Watch 2 smartwatches too

Google has detailed its first Pixel Feature Drop of 2024. A surprise announcement designed to align with its Pixel 8 'Minty Fresh' update, the January 2024 Pixel Feature Drop not only adds new features to the Pixel 8 series, but a...
Alex Alderson, 25 Jan 2024 17:59
The Pixel 9 could be Google's first smaller flagship with three rear-facing cameras. (Image source: @OnLeaks)

Google Pixel 9 revealed with Apple iPhone design elements, periscope zoom camera and possible temperature sensor

A renowned leaker has revealed the design of the Pixel 9, Google's next smaller flagship and rival to the Apple iPhone 16 Pro. Adopting design elements of recent iPhone models, the Pixel 9 has also been shown with a periscope zoom...
Alex Alderson, 25 Jan 2024 13:53
Pixel feature drop enables Google Pixel 8 Pro to read body temperature (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel 8 Pro finally gets the ability to read body temperature

Google Pixel 8 Pro debuted with a new sensor on the back, which has been seen as nothing but a gimmick at launch. As Google didn’t have the necessary approvals, it could only measure the temperatures of objects. That changed with ...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 25 Jan 2024 07:57
The Pixel 9 Pro's new camera module fits better in protective cases. (Image: Gizmochina)

Google Pixel 9 Pro: Protective case accentuates the brand new design of the Google flagship

The Google Pixel 9 Pro is getting a brand new design, as indicated by the first render images of a transparent protective case developed for Google's next-generation flagship. The fundamentally redesigned camera module cuts a fin...
Hannes Brecher, 25 Jan 2024 01:03
The Pixel 7a is limited to 18 W charging. (Source: Google)

Leaked Google Pixel 8a packaging confirms design and improved charging

If history is any indication, the Pixel 8a will launch around May. That hasn't stopped the mid-range phone's packaging from leaking in the flesh, though, and revealing some key details of the device ahead of time.
Ricci Rox, 24 Jan 2024 14:09
Google is roughly a day away from its Pixel 8 Pro 'fresh drop'. (Image source: @evleaks - edited)

Google Pixel 8 Pro new colour option leaks before launch day

Google is taking another leaf from Apple's book by offering a mid-generation refresh of its current flagship smartphones. While Google has already hinted at a Pixel 8 series refresh, a renowned leaker has revealed what the Pixel 8...
Alex Alderson, 24 Jan 2024 13:14
Here's our first look at the Google Pixel 9 Pro (image via MySmartPrice)

Pixel 9 Pro: CAD renders of upcoming flagship emerge online

OnLeaks has just revealed what Google has in store for us with the Pixel 9 Pro. It comes with a redesigned rear camera module that bears an uncanny resemblance to one of its main competitors.
Anil Ganti, 24 Jan 2024 03:44
Carved manufactures protective covers from wood and resin, making each cover unique. (Image: Carved)

Carved presents unique wooden protective cases with MagSafe for the Google Pixel 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

Carved has introduced unusual protective cases for the Google Pixel 8 Pro, the Samsung Galaxy S24 and the Galaxy S24 Ultra, which are made entirely of wood and resin for a unique design. The cases promise protection, MagSafe and Q...
Hannes Brecher, 22 Jan 2024 23:09
A tester shows us the advantages of the Galaxy AI Generative Editor over the similar Magic Editor for the Google Pixel 8 series.

Samsung Galaxy S24: Advantages of the Galaxy AI Generative Editor over the Magic Editor in the Google Pixel 8 Pro

In principle, both the Magic Editor in Google Photos, which has been available since the Pixel 8, and the new Generative Editor in the Gallery app of the new Galaxy S24 series offer very similar functionality. However, one importa...
Alexander Fagot, 22 Jan 2024 04:47
Google is reportedly developing two sizes of Pixel Watch 3 (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel Watch 3 will reportedly come in two sizes

While Google’s 2nd-gen Pixel smartwatch brings some significant improvements, it retains the same size as the 1st-gen watch, which is a bit small for some. Google reportedly plans to address this by offering the Google Pixel Watch...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 21 Jan 2024 06:53
Google teases a new colorway for the Pixel 8 Pro (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel 8 Pro gets a cool “Minty Fresh” refresh on January 25

Google is teasing a new colorway for the Pixel 8 Pro. According to the official online store, it will be called Minty Fresh. As for when the new color will drop, the teaser video posted by Google has confirmed that it will be avai...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 20 Jan 2024 06:47
Google's new AI-driven search feature will be available on Pixel 8 phones (image via Google)

Google's Circle to Search arrives on Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 by the end of January

Google has confirmed that its new AI-driven feature, Circle to Search, will launch on the Pixel 8 series on January 31. Some "premium Android smartphones" will get it eventually.
Anil Ganti, 18 Jan 2024 19:23
Google Pixel 8a (Image credit: SmartPrix - edited)

Google Pixel 8a: Potentially a worthy successor to the Google Pixel 7a

CheckMag The Google Pixel 8a has not been officially released, but the circulating rumors have generated significant anticipation. With advanced features, the availability of two variants, and an upgraded chipset, expectations are high for...
Ayesha Aslam, 25 Dec 2023 22:51
Battery health monitoring will make buying used Android phones more attractive (Image Source: Unsplash)

Battery health monitoring expected on Android phones soon based on hidden page in Android 14 Beta

Android phones will soon get a battery health indicator to indicate the degree of battery degradation, as per Android expert Mishaal Rahman. This is based on the latest Pixel Feature Drop, which adds charge cycle count, and a hidd...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 25 Dec 2023 18:35
Top 4 smartphones that transform videography (Source: Unsplash)

Top 4 smartphones that transform videography

CheckMag Choosing the best smartphone for videography requires considering factors beyond still photo capabilities. Look for devices with high-resolution cameras, advanced lenses, quality audio recording, and image stabilization to mitigat...
Triet Le, 23 Dec 2023 02:40
Google aims to make Pixel repairs easier. (Image: Google)

Google Pixel smartphones get 'Repair Mode' and diagnostic app

Google is further simplifying repairs for Pixel smartphones, as Pixel users will now be able to run system diagnostics directly on their smartphone in order to identify defects and protect their data with repair mode, while the ra...
Hannes Brecher, 19 Dec 2023 04:44
Google Assistant could be history with the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro. Google Pixie is likely to take its place, according to current reports.

Google Pixie instead of Google Assistant: New, more personalized AI helper to enhance the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro

Google appears to be planning to replace Google Assistant on Pixel phones and launch a Pixel-exclusive new assistant called "Pixie" with the introduction of the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro. Thanks to Gemini, among other things, it is ...
Alexander Fagot, 16 Dec 2023 23:21
Google has now published the third Android 14 QPR2 build after Beta 1 and Beta 1.1. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel devices receive bug fixes and hidden new features with latest beta builds

Google is now rolling out Android 14 QPR2 Beta 2 to Pixel devices. While Google has only acknowledged a few bug fixes and known issues in the new beta build, Mishaal Rahman has noticed various changes, some of which are hidden by ...
Alex Alderson, 13 Dec 2023 15:16
The Pixel 8 Pro has a comparatively large battery and faster charging than its predecessor. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel 8 Pro falls short of Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and Xiaomi 13 Ultra with disappointing battery performance

Based on new analysis, the Pixel 8 Pro cannot keep pace with the battery life or charging capabilities of its peers. As a result, Google's latest flagship sits outside DxOMarks' top 100 smartphones when it comes to battery and cha...
Alex Alderson, 12 Dec 2023 15:53
Video Boost can magically improve videos at night on the Pixel 8 Pro, but is not suitable for all scenarios. (Image: Google)

Google Pixel 8 Pro: First Video Boost tests reveal the limits of AI editing

According to Google, the Pixel 8 Pro is supposed to be the best smartphone for low-light video recordings and users can now try out the Video Boost feature that lies behind this bold promise. The first Pixel 8 Pro testers have alr...
Alexander Fagot, 11 Dec 2023 23:00
The Pixel 8 cannot match many recent flagship smartphones when it comes to battery life. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel 8 struggles in new battery analysis tests against other modern flagships

DxOMark has now tested the battery capabilities of Google's latest smaller flagship. While the Google Pixel 8 excelled in recent camera analysis, it barely surpasses its predecessor and can only manage a meagre 120th finish despit...
Alex Alderson, 11 Dec 2023 22:15
An Amazon deal has slashed the Google Pixel 7 Pro price in half (Image Source: Google)

Deal | Grab the Google Pixel 7 Pro at half the list price on Amazon

The Google Pixel 7 Pro is available on Amazon with a 51% discount. At the time of writing, the discount is available on the Snow White color with 128 GB storage. With a 120 Hz refresh rate, tweaked telephoto camera, and the Google...
Nitisha Upadhye, 10 Dec 2023 18:29
All Tensor-powered Pixel smartphones should benefit from GPU improvements thanks to Android 14 QPR1, including the Pixel 8 Pro, pictured. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Google Pixel 8 Pro and other Tensor Pixels receive gaming performance improvements with new GPU kernel driver

It turns out that Google may have brought noticeable gaming performance improvements to its current flagships through a new GPU kernel driver. Distributed through its latest monthly update, the new GPU kernel driver has been shown...
Alex Alderson, 08 Dec 2023 13:01
Capture every moment with precision (Image source: Unsplash)

3 best smartphones for photographers on the move

CheckMag The ideal companion for any photographer is a smartphone featuring a high-quality camera, ample storage capacity, extended battery life, and a lightweight design. Explore the smartphone selections tailored for your adventures in t...
Ayesha Aslam, 07 Dec 2023 23:51
Gemini will be integrated into Google products (Image source: Google)

Google releases Gemini AI model, powers Bard and Google Pixel 8 Pro with it

Google has unveiled Gemini - a new AI model that will soon power most Google products and services. Gemini Pro is now powering Bard and Gemini Nano is set to bring new features to Google Pixel 8 Pro.
Nitisha Upadhye, 07 Dec 2023 23:10
The Pixel 8 Pro has gained nearly 40 fixes with its December 2023 update. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro receive almost 40 bug fixes with latest updates

As part of its latest round of updates, Google has now published Android 14 QPR1 for various Pixel devices. Available to the Pixel 5a onwards, the new update introduces dozens of improvements and just as many security fixes via th...
Alex Alderson, 07 Dec 2023 13:16
The Pixel Watch is set to receive several Pixel Watch 2 features. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel Watch to receive several Pixel Watch 2 features with new updates

Google has confirmed it is bringing several outstanding Pixel Watch 2 features to its predecessor. Soon, the original Pixel Watch will be capable of mirroring Bedtime Mode and DND modes from a paired smartphone, among other improv...
Alex Alderson, 06 Dec 2023 22:55
The Google Pixel 7 Pro has reached an all-time low on Amazon (Image: Daniel Schmidt)

Deal | Google Pixel 7 Pro with 512GB of storage gets steepest discount ever on Amazon

(Updated: Now discounted up to 51%) Amazon's latest smartphone deal offers compelling discounts of up to 47 percent on practically all versions of the Pixel 7 Pro, including the top-end model with a whopping 512GB of storage. Ther...
Enrico Frahn, 06 Dec 2023 22:13
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have received the most new features with Google's latest Pixel Feature Drop. (Image source: Google)

December 2023 Pixel Feature Drop starts rolling out for Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro and other Pixel devices

Google has now released a new Pixel Feature Drop for the Pixel 5a 5G onwards. The last of 2023, the latest Feature Drop adds various features to the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, with a few Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet-specific changes ...
Alex Alderson, 06 Dec 2023 19:24
The Google Pixel Watch only comes in a 41 mm size. (Source: Google)

Deal | Google Pixel owners you don't want to miss this Pixel Watch offer that brings price back to lowest-ever level

The Google Pixel Watch (first-gen) price has dropped to its lowest-ever level once again, giving folks who missed earlier sales another chance to snag one. The watch is feature-rich with a wide range of health and fitness-related ...
Fawad Murtaza, 06 Dec 2023 11:18
The Pixel 8 Pro can deactivate Ultra HDR with its latest camera update. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Google Pixel 6, Pixel 7 and Pixel 8 series receive new camera features and improvements with latest update

Google has released a new camera update for its recent Pixel devices. Rolling out as Pixel Camera 9.2, the update brings Ultra HDR support to older Pixel smartphones like the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series, as well as an improved UI f...
Alex Alderson, 05 Dec 2023 17:23
The Google Pixel 6a features a 6.1-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, dual cameras on the back, and a single selfie shooter.

Deal | Google Pixel 6a price drops massive 50% to no-brainer level at Walmart

The mid-range Google Pixel 6a is currently going for a sizeable discount of 50% to reach US$98.99 at Walmart with free shipping. The smartphone which comes in black and has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage is a stellar mid-range ...
Fawad Murtaza, 04 Dec 2023 11:39
An analysis of the Google Photos app provides clues as to how Google's upcoming Video Boost feature will work

Google Pixel 8 Pro: How the upcoming Video Boost feature will work

The best is yet to come: As part of its Google Pixel 8 presentation, the Pixel team also announced a feature that is intended to significantly improve nighttime video recordings on the Pixel 8 Pro, but will only be delivered as pa...
Alexander Fagot, 03 Dec 2023 07:53

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