January 12

Twitter API appears to be down, breaking Tweetbot and third-party clients

The past several weeks since Elon Musk’s takeover have seen Twitter in turmoil as rapid changes hit the platform, and tonight it appears something is going on with the Twitter API as Tweetbot and many third-party Twitter clients are down.

November 10, 2022

MediaTek’s new flagship chip slows down 32-bit support as Android moves to its 64-bit future

Google has been moving Android to a future that’s 64-bit only for years, but it’s been a slow process. After the Pixel 7 blocked installation of 32-bit apps last month, MediaTek has partially dropped hardware support for 32-bit on the Dimensity 9200, pushing Android one step closer to a 64-bit-only future.

November 11, 2022

As Google Tensor makes a splash in the premium space, could MediaTek be a better partner?

Qualcomm has always dominated the high-end smartphone space, but that’s slowly changing. MediaTek this week unveiled its Dimensity 9200 SoC for high-end Android phones, which appears to be a very strong option, but it’s happening as Google is also pushing its Samsung-produced Tensor chip forward. Could MediaTek turn out to be the better partner for […]

October 31, 2022

Pixel 7 Pro durability test shows just how scratched the camera bar can get [Video]

The camera bar is the Pixel 7 Pro’s most striking design element and its highly polished nature is prone to scratches. To find out just how much, check out Jerry Rig Everything’s durability test.

August 18, 2022

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: Where do your priorities lie?

Foldable smartphones still feel like a brand new idea, but in reality, Samsung is now on its fourth generation of the form factor. Foldables are still far from perfect, yet each new release inches closer to solving the biggest issues. With the Galaxy Z Flip 4, Samsung has debuted a foldable that’s really ready for […]

August 16, 2022

How to downgrade from Android 13 back to Android 12 on Google Pixel [Video]

You might have slapped the stable Android 13 or even a previous Beta update on your Google Pixel and are missing out on a few things or not having the best experience. Luckily, so long as you’re not using the Pixel 6/6 Pro or 6a you can downgrade your Android 13 build back to a […]

July 18, 2022

Here’s how many 9to5Google readers are happy with their Pixel 6 or 6 Pro

Spurred on by a report that Pixel owner’s brand loyalty has dropped substantially in the past 12 months, we asked you if you are happy with your Pixel 6 or 6 Pro – here’s what you had to say.

July 3, 2022

This week’s top stories: Google Camera 8.5, Material You for Gmail, Nvidia Shield update, more

In this week’s top stories: Google Camera updates to version 8.5 with new Pixel tidbits, Gmail for web gets Material You redesign, Nvidia Shield TV devices get an update, and more.

June 29, 2022

Google’s iFixit partnership launches with genuine Pixel parts now on sale

Following the April announcement, Google’s partnership to make Pixel repair parts officially available on iFixit is now live. 

June 10, 2022

Comment: I can’t stop thinking about Pixel Buds Pro’s 11-hour battery life

It’s been almost a month since Google unveiled the Pixel Buds Pro, the culmination of its three prior pairs of earbuds. There’s a lot to love about the active noise cancellation, audio promises, and more, but I still can’t stop thinking about Pixel Buds Pro will top the charts with 11-hour battery life.

May 11, 2022

Here’s just what I/O product launch 9to5Google readers are most excited for

Google I/O is set to start today, and we’re expecting a number of announcements including — hopefully — the launch of some brand-new hardware products in the Pixel series. Here’s what you told us you’re looking forward to most.

April 14, 2022

Pixel 6 Pro long term review: Managing the unbearable weight of expectation [Video]

It’s hard to believe that the first all-Google phones are now six months old. The launch of the Pixel 6 Pro was an exciting time but the interim period has not been quite so kind to Google’s latest flagship. Let’s examine just how well it has aged and if things have improved.

April 7, 2022

How to get the latest Android 12L Beta (June Feature Drop) on Google Pixel

Google’s Android 12L update finally went official with the March 2022 Feature Drop for Google Pixel devices, and will head to foldables and tablets from Samsung and others in the coming months. Just days after that launch, though, Google has released a new Android 12L beta for the June Feature Drop; here’s how to install the latest Android 12L beta on Pixel devices now.

May 1, 2017

May security patch now available for Nexus/Pixel devices, factory images & OTAs live

Following some devices accidentally receiving the May security patch a few weeks early, the OTA is now officially rolling out. The first update to 7.1.2 features minor bug fixes and a number of security patches for Google Pixel and Nexus devices.

April 18, 2017

Pixel XL devices accidentally receive ‘Googlers-only OTA’ of next Android security update

Google frequently uses their employees to dogfood updates before they are released to the public. Earlier this evening, a “confidential Googlers-only OTA” appears to have inadvertently been pushed to some Pixel XL devices.

April 22, 2017

This week’s top stories: Manually update to Android Wear 2.0, Galaxy Note 8 rumors, Nexus 6P battery issues, & more

In this week’s top stories: Our look at how to update your Android Wear watch to Android Wear 2.0 manually, Galaxy Note 8 rumored to have a dual-camera design, and Google is being sued over battery issues with the Nexus 6P. 

April 14, 2017

Android 7.1.2 broke the fingerprint sensor for many Google Pixel and Nexus owners

Android 7.1.2 finally finished its rollout to Google’s collection of Android smartphones this past week, but according to many users on Google’s support forums, it broke a crucial function for many — the fingerprint sensor…

April 15, 2017

This week’s top stories: The best new Android phones [Apr], hands-on w/ YouTube TV, Google Allo 9.0, YouTube’s hidden dark mode, & more

In this week’s top stories: Our look at the best Android phones this month, hands-on with YouTube TV, Google Allo 9.0, YouTube’s hidden dark mode, and much more. 

April 3, 2017

April security patch rolling out to Nexus/Pixel devices, factory images & OTAs live

Following the second public beta of Android 7.1.2 and the O Developer Preview last month, the April security patch is now rolling out. Still on Android 7.1.1, it features minor bug fixes and security patches for Google Pixel and Nexus devices.

April 2, 2017

Android 7.1.2 rolling out to the Pixel C with new launcher, multitasking menu, and more

Android 7.1.2 is a surprisingly big update for the Pixel C. The Pixel Launcher makes its way to tablets, while the multitasking menu is now optimized for larger screen sizes. Several owners of the device are now reporting that the latest version of Android is beginning to widely rollout…

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