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It is unclear why Google cancelled this 'Blue' Pixel 4a. (Image source: 9to5Google)

Kinda Blue: The Google Pixel 4a has never been seen like this

A second colour of the Google Pixel 4a has been uncovered. The location of the finding confirms that Google was close to releasing the Pixel 4a in two colours rather than Just Black, as is currently the case.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:51:00 +0200
The Pixel 5, according to a new leak. (Source: Twitter)

Google sets a date for the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G launch

The Pixel 5 - not to mention the 5G variant of the 4a - have been anticipated for quite some time. Now, Google has finally confirmed a date for the launch of these new smartphones. This event will also see the debut of the latest ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 01:09:00 +0200
The Pixel 5 will come with at least 128 GB of storage. (Image source: XDA Developers)

New leaked Google Pixel 5 images confirm 128 GB storage option and symmetrical bezel

New leaked images of the Pixel 5 have confirmed that at least 128 GB of storage is headed the way of Google's next flagship smartphone. The photos have highlighted the device's symmetrical bezels too, which will make a pleasant ch...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 14 Sep 2020 18:05:00 +0200
The Pixel 4a is now orderable in eight more countries. (Image source: Google)

The Google Pixel 4a is now orderable in eight more countries with 3 months of Google One, Google Play Pass and YouTube Premium included

The first new Pixel smartphone of 2020 is now available to pre-order in 8 more countries. Google has bundled the Pixel 4a with 3-month trials of Google One, Google Play Pass and YouTube Premium to sweeten the deal.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 17:04:00 +0200
The FCC has certified six new Google smartphones. (Image source: XDA Developers)

FCC certifies new Google smartphones as Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 details offered

The FCC has certified several new Google smartphones ahead of the release of the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5. A new leak has detailed the prices and colours of both devices in Europe too.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 02 Sep 2020 17:07:00 +0200
The Pixel 4a. (Source: Business Insider)

Snapdragon 730G vs Snapdragon 670: Just how much of a performance difference is there between the Pixel 4a and Pixel 3a?

Google recently launched the Pixel 4a for even cheaper than it did the Pixel 3a. While the new phone is powered by a Snapdragon 730G, the older phone had the Snapdragon 670. How do those two chipsets compare against each other, an...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 24 Aug 2020 09:45:00 +0200
The leaker shared a picture of the Google Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 (Image source: 9to5Google)

New Google Pixel 5 and Google Pixel 4a 5G image leaks, along with battery capacity details: battery life concerns put to rest

In a post that’s since been taken down, a Redditor shared pictures of what appear to be the Google Pixel 4a 5G and the Google Pixel 5, along with battery capacity information. The Pixel 4a 5G could sport a sizeable 3800 mAh batter...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 23 Aug 2020 14:02:00 +0200
The Pixel 4 had a comically small 2800 mAh battery. (Source: CNET)

The Google Pixel 5 could finally give fans what they've always wanted

While it has its selling points, Google's Pixel series is notorious for one thing: tiny batteries, with the Pixel 4 even offering laughable 2800 mAh unit. It appears things are going to change with the Pixel 5, however, and that s...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 22 Aug 2020 10:25:00 +0200
The Pixel 5 will be one of two smartphones that Google releases later this year. (Image source: @OnLeaks & @Pricebaba)

Leaked Pixel 5 renders paint a sad vision of Google's next flagship smartphone

Google is thought be announcing the Pixel 5 next month, but the latest set of leaked renders do not paint the smartphone in a good light. The advanced biometric features from the Pixel 4 series have apparently gone, and the Pixel ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 21 Aug 2020 17:28:00 +0200
Jon Prosser claims that Google will launch the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 on September 30. (Image source: XDA Developers)

Revered leaker offers new launch dates and colour options for the Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G)

The Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 may be arriving slightly earlier than expected. Originally thought to be coming in October, a new leak from Jon Prosser states that Google has its eyes on a late September release. The Pixel 4a (5G) w...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 20 Aug 2020 15:14:00 +0200
The Google Pixel 5 may have terrible battery life. (Image source: XDA Developers)

Underwhelming specifications for the Google Pixel 5 leak: A miniature battery with a high-resolution and high-refresh-rate QHD+ display?

Additional specifications about the Pixel 5 have leaked online. Apparently, Google will equip the Pixel 5 with a QHD+ display, which reportedly supports a 120 Hz refresh rate. The Snapdragon 765G-powered device will be underpinned...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 17 Aug 2020 17:52:00 +0200
The Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a (5G) may look identical. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel 4a (5G) leak suggests 5.81-inch display and Snapdragon 765G SoC for US$499 handset

Rumour has it that the Pixel 4a (5G) will have the same screen as the Pixel 4a. Google is apparently swapping out the Snapdragon 730 for a Snapdragon 765G though, which will include a 5G modem. The Pixel 4a (5G) will start at US$4...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:01:00 +0200
One of these devices is the Pixel 5. (Image source: Google)

The Google Pixel 5 may actually be the US$699 successor to the Pixel 4 XL, not the Pixel 4

Rumour has it that the Pixel 5 will not be the successor to the compact Pixel 4. Instead, the device will be closer to the size of the Pixel 4 XL, which points towards it having a 6.67-inch and 120 Hz display. A US$699 starting pr...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:16:00 +0200
The Pixel 4a is already a best-seller on Amazon and Best Buy despite its delayed release. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel 4a is a best-seller despite its mediocre hardware and delayed release

The Pixel 4a may have unsurprising specifications, but it is proving popular on websites like Amazon and Best Buy. The device is so popular, in fact, that is currently one of the best-selling smartphones on the two eCommerce platf...
Alex Alderson, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 20:37:00 +0200
Google ends production of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. (Source: CNN)

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL discontinued ahead of Pixel 5 release

Barely ten months after the launch of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, Google has now discontinued the two phones. Typically, Google's offerings stay on the market for about eighteen months, so this is something of a surprise.
Ricci Rox, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:47:00 +0200
The Pixel 4a (5G) will start at US$499/£499. (Image source: Google)

The Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 will only be available in nine markets; October 8 release date and US$499 starting price revealed

The release date of the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 may have been revealed by Google France. According to an amended blog post, the two 5G smartphones will be available to pre-order from October 8. The Pixel 4a (5G) will start at US...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0200
The first details of the Google Pixel 5a, 6, 6 XL and Pixel foldable have leaked. (Image: Google)

First Google Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 details leak including potential first foldable Pixel

An internal Google document has been leaked and ended up in the hands of 9to5Google. Sensationally, it reveals the codenames of forthcoming devices thought to be the Pixel 5a, Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 XL, but also explicitly mentions a...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:04:00 +0200
The Pixel 4a 5G or the Pixel 5 are in the frame for a 6.67-inch and 120 Hz display. (Image source: Google)

Google is likely to pair the Pixel 4a 5G or Pixel 5 with a 6.67-inch and 120 Hz display

Google has teased that it plans to launch the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 soon, and rumour has it that one of them will be featuring some impressive display technology. According to one respected informer, either the Pixel 4a 5G or Pi...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 05 Aug 2020 23:07:00 +0200
The Pixel 4a. (Source: Google)

The Pixel 4a is finally here: US$349 for the Snapdragon 730, 6GB of RAM and 128GB fixed storage

Today (August 3, 2020) Google has ushered the Pixel 4a onto its Store website as its newest phone. This 5.81-inch FHD+ display device has just 1 SKU, although its RAM/storage specs are improved compared to its predecessor's starte...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:59:00 +0200
The Pixel 4 series may be replaced soon. (Source: Google)

The Pixel 5a will launch with Android 11, as will the 4a 5G: new leak

Google has released a new little online puzzle that offers what is probably an insight on the Pixel 4a's long-awaited launch date. It is expected to do so with a 5G variant for the first time in this series' history. However, it s...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 01 Aug 2020 21:24:00 +0200
Solve the puzzle, reveal the date. (Source: Google)

Google confirms the Pixel 4a's launch date

Google has posted a new page to its Store site that may appear, at first glance, to be full of stock Latin text. However, it also contains a kind of mini-game that serves to reveal what looks like a tagline for a new phone, as wel...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:21:00 +0200
The Pixel 4a will now supposedly launch on August 3. (Image source: XDA Developers)

Leaker is "100%" confident of imminent Google Pixel 4a release date

There have been multiple proposed release dates for the Pixel 4a, Google's mid-range successor to the popular Pixel 3a. While May 12 was likely the original release date for the Pixel 4a, Jon Prosser is now "100%" on a new date.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 27 Jul 2020 18:23:00 +0200
A Pixel 4a render. (Source: OnLeaks/91Mobiles)

New Geekbench 5 listings may confirm some Pixel 4a specs

A device called the "Google Pixel 4a" has appeared on Geekbench 5 for the first time since January 2020. It contains a code-name repeatedly linked to the device, as well as plausible specs for the device. They include 6GB of RAM a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 23 Jul 2020 23:38:00 +0200
An up-to-date Pixel 4a render. (Source: OnLeaks/91Mobiles)

A new leak may supply more evidence of 5G for the Pixel 4a

Recently, a leak indicating that Google would release a 5G version of the long-anticipated mid-range Pixel 4a phone came to light. Now, XDA contributors claim to have found references to a device from this OEM with the same connec...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 21 Jul 2020 19:29:00 +0200
A Pixel 4 XL reports this issue to Google. (Source: Imgur)

Several Pixel 4 XL users complain the glass rear panel is "peeling off" their phones

The latest XL variant of the Pixel smartphone series may be susceptible to a fault in which the glass rear panel may spontaneously start to come away from the rest of the phone. This same problem has now been reported multiple tim...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 19 Jul 2020 20:43:00 +0200
The Pixel 4a seemingly in "Just Black". (Image source: Google Canada)

Google Canada outs the Pixel 4a ahead of rumoured July 21 launch

The Pixel 4a may still be unreleased, but Google uploaded a marketing render of it to its Canadian eCommerce platform anyway. The render not only confirms the design of the upcoming mid-range smartphone but also possibly its origi...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:18:00 +0200
Pixel 5 renders. (Source: OnLeaks)

Rumor | Pixel 5: New renders show rear fingerprint reader and possible lack of an ultra-wide-angle camera

A new leak has given us a better idea of what the Google Pixel 5 may look like. The square camera module from the Pixel 4 makes a re-appearance, as well as the rear capacitive fingerprint reader from the Pixel 3. There also appear...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:05:00 +0200
The Pixel 4 XL may be the last Pixel XL offering? (Source: CNN)

The Google Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 5 may sport the same SoC; Pixel 5 XL release in doubt

New information has surfaced, indicating that Google is working on an entirely new phone that will be called the Pixel 4A 5G, with codename "Bramble". This, of course, opens up the possibility of the Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 5G both ...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 11 Jul 2020 09:50:00 +0200
A first look at Google's "Prince" Smart speaker. (Image source: The Radio Use Website)

Pictures of new Google Nest Smart speaker appear on Japanese regulatory body

Pictures of Google's upcoming Nest Smart speaker have surfaced online. Published by a Japanese regulatory body, the speaker has an ungainly-looking design that is considerably larger than the Google Home.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:26:00 +0200
The planned arrival of Android 11 is on September 8. (Image source: Google)

Global Android 11 release date confirmed; headed to Pixel smartphones on September 8

Google has revealed the planned launch date for Android 11, its next-generation OS. Currently undergoing public beta tests, Android 11 will arrive "everywhere" on September 8. This is probably only true for Pixel smartphones thoug...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 08 Jul 2020 18:45:00 +0200
The Pixel 5 looks mighty like the Pixel 4a XL. (Image source: PhoneArena)

Questionable Google Pixel 5 CAD renders surface

Some CAD renders purporting to be the Google Pixel 5 have appeared online. Bearing an uncanny resemblance to the supposedly cancelled Pixel 4a XL, the design would see Google abandoning its Project Soli radar system after just one...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:10:00 +0200
Image via ShutterStock (w/ edits)

What's old is new again: new iOS 14 features that were first seen on Android

Every year, Android and iOS get new features, and every year, the differences between the platforms diminish. The recent announcement of iOS 14 showcased a bevy of new features, and some of them will look quite familiar to Android...
Column by Sam Medley, Fri, 03 Jul 2020 21:34:00 +0200
The Pixel 4a will have a slightly larger battery than its predecessor and some other Pixel smartphones. (Image source: XDA Developers)

The Google Pixel 4a will have a larger battery capacity than the Pixel 3a, Pixel 3 and Pixel 4; 18 W fast charging remains

The Google Pixel 4a has popped up at the NCC in Taiwan, confirming the device's battery capacity. According to the listing, the Pixel 4a will have a larger battery than not only the Pixel 3a, but also the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4. Goog...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:59:00 +0200
The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are officially end of life. (Image: Google)

Pixel 3a, 3a XL discontinued by Google suggesting launch of the Pixel 4a is imminent

Google has officially discontinued the mid-range Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones. The news comes ahead of what is expected to be the imminent launch of the single replacement device, the Pixel 4a.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:56:00 +0200
Google could have two pieces of hardware up its sleeve for next week's Smart Home Summit. (Image source: Google via 9to5Google)

Google Smart Home Summit: Android TV "Sabrina" streaming stick and Nest-branded "Prince" speaker expected to launch at July 8 event

Google has put a new event in its calendar. Called the Works With "Hey Google" Smart Home Summit, the event will commence on July 8. The company is expected to announce hardware at the summit, with its rumoured Android TV "Sabrina...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 18:47:00 +0200
The FCC has ruled out any chance of the Pixel 4a having Google's Soli radar system. (Image source: XDA Developers)

FCC confirms no 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, or Soli radar functionality for the Google Pixel 4a; could Google be plotting the Pixel 5a instead?

The FCC has published numerous documents for what is likely the Pixel 4a, confirming several aspects about the upcoming mid-range smartphone. No 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, or Soli radar functionality is inbound for the Pixel 4a, bu...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:53:00 +0200
The Google Sabrina will launch in at least three colours. (Image source: XDA Developers via Liliputing)

Google Android 11 Developer Preview confirms upcoming Android TV dongle

Google has published the first Android 11 Developer Preview on TV, which is available to download now. The preview not only offers an insight into what Android 11 will look like on Android TV, but it has also confirmed the existen...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Jun 2020 13:11:00 +0200
The Google Pixel 4 as you have never seen it. (Image source: AoiroStudio & Arthur Kenzo)

Prototypes confirm that the Google Pixel 4 could have looked dramatically different

It turns out that Google was not always set on the design of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. The Google Industrial Design Team has offered a look at the making of its most recent flagship, complete with a host of prototypes and altern...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 25 Jun 2020 16:10:00 +0200
Google may launch the Pixel 4a on July 13. (Image source: XDA Developers)

Retailers leak Google Pixel 4a colours and unusually high prices

French retailers have leaked new details about the Google Pixel 4a. Expected to be announced on July 13, the mid-range smartphone will apparently be arriving in two colours after all. The retailers disagree on the price of the dev...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 23 Jun 2020 13:18:00 +0200
Google may face another lawsuit soon. (Source: Google)

New Pixel-series hardware defects may result in another lawsuit for Google

A law firm has posted an invitation to Pixel 3 users to contribute to a class action it may build against Google for hardware issues in this phone. In addition, it is claimed that the device's camera results in unacceptable jitter...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:14:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 still looks fresh. (Source: BGR)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was the last truly great Android flagship

Feature Samsung released the Galaxy Note 9 two years ago. Unlike most flagship phones from that era, however, the Note 9 still manages to look fresh, while offering premium features and performance, even by today's standards. And that, pe...
Column by Ricci Rox, Sun, 21 Jun 2020 19:55:00 +0200
The Pixel 3a's successor is thrown into further doubt. (Source: Google)

Pixel 4a delay rumors spark up again, this time with allegations of a release late into 2020

The leaker Jon Prosser has laid some claim to some new Pixel 4a availability information. Its launch is now thought to take place in July 2020, although it may not actually be released until October. However, another tipster now a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 13 Jun 2020 22:10:00 +0200
Google releases Android 11 Beta 1. (Source: Google)

Google releases the first public Android 11 beta for most Pixel phones

Google has started the Android 11 beta program. This initial preview ROM should contain changes such as notification bubbles, enhanced permission controls and wireless ADB debugging. It is compatible with newer Pixel-series device...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 11 Jun 2020 22:02:00 +0200
The Pixel 3a XL. (Source: T3)

How many Pixel 3a phones has Google sold? A fun look at the numbers

Opinion Public opinion leans towards the Pixel 3a and 3a XL being Google's most successful phones yet but do the numbers agree? Well, mostly, but it may not be as impressive as most assume. Herein lies an attempt to figure out how many Go...
Column by Ricci Rox, Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:20:00 +0200
The iPhone 11 Pro Max may be suffering from a peculiar green tint display issue. (Source: GadgetsNow)

Some iPhone 11 Pro series units may be suffering from a green tint display issue

An iPhone 11 Pro user has reported that their phone displays a green tint under certain conditions. It's currently unknown if this is a software or hardware issue. It isn't the first time something of the sort has happened, though...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 07 Jun 2020 18:40:00 +0200
It's a tricky battle, but the older SoC comes out ahead. (Source: Qualcomm)

Snapdragon 765G vs Snapdragon 845: The Google Pixel 5 could offer worse performance than the Pixel 3

The Pixel 5 is expected to be powered by a sub-premium chipset, which a host of rumors claim could be the Snapdragon 765G. How does a sub-premium SoC compare to the two-year-old Snapdragon 845 on the Pixel 3? Well, it's a mixed ba...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:13:00 +0200
This particular wallpaper can potentially soft-brick your Android smartphone. (Image Source: Ice Universe on Twitter)

PSA | Cursed wallpaper soft-bricks several Android phones: Details and possible workarounds

It has been found that a certain wallpaper can soft-brick several Android phones particularly newer Samsung phones and Google Pixels. Apparently, this is due to Android's SystemUI not being able to handle the higher Google Skia co...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:46:00 +0200
The Google Pixel 4 phones were released in October. (Source: CNET)

Rumor | Google Pixel 5 launch may be delayed

Google's Pixel flagships usually debut in October, but there's a chance the Pixel 5 could be different, as word on the grapevine claims the phone may be delayed. The Pixel 5 is expected to eschew the Snapdragon 865 in favor of a c...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 21 May 2020 22:05:00 +0200
The Google Pixel 5 could have a US$699 price tag. (Image Source: Jon Prosser, Front Page Tech)

"Premium" Google Pixel 5 powered by Snapdragon 765G could be priced at US$699: Is Google shooting itself in the foot or is the pricing just about right?

The upcoming Google Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 could be priced at US$349 and US$699, respectively as indicated by a recent Google Opinion Rewards survey. While the Pixel 4a pricing makes it a good alternative to the iPhone SE 2020, it r...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 20 May 2020 02:33:00 +0200
The Pixel 4 has sold poorly. (Source: CNN)

The Google Pixel 5 could be a more affordable phone for the masses

The Google Pixel 4 had a number of significant flaws but the most fatal of all was pricing, as the phones didn't offer value analogous to their launch prices. Things could change with the Pixel 5, however, as a new report claims G...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 17 May 2020 11:27:00 +0200



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