Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories September 20

Last week and ahead of the Pixel 6 series set to come (hopefully) very soon, we asked you just what you think the “best” Google Pixel device has been so far. Well, the results were not too unsurprising overall but interesting nonetheless.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories September 16

The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro could very well be the best Pixel devices to date, but we’re still waiting to see them unveiled — and then get our greasy mitts on the duo when they launch (hopefully) soon.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories September 8

How to get the Android 12 Beta on Google Pixel

After a few developer previews and the big Google I/O reveal, Android 12 is now available in beta to anyone who wants to give it a shot. Here’s how to get the Android 12 Beta on your Google Pixel smartphone.

Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories September 7

We wondered if there would be any changes on Pixel 5a with 5G over the Pixel 4a 5G, when both devices share such tightly knit DNA? We’re here to examine the nuances, differences, and help decipher what has changed — and what hasn’t.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories September 6

How do you choose between the Pixel 5a with 5G and the Pixel 5? Well, with the latter discontinued, the decision has sort of been made for you. Even so, we’re here to examine the nuances, differences, and whether the more affordable option might actually be a better buy.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories August 20

This year’s Pixel situation is a bit of a weird one with the Pixel 6 technically now officially announced, but with a couple of months between now and the formal launch. Tonight, Google has confirmed that its current flagship, the Pixel 5, will be discontinued alongside the Pixel 4a 5G.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories July 27

Over the past weeks, we’ve been tracking how stock of Made by Google’s 2020 lineup has been running low at both the Google Store and various retailers. After being sold out for the most of this month, the first-party Google Fi store today delisted the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories July 9

Compared to previous generations, the rollout of Google’s 2020 phone lineup was much more staggered given world events. Pixel 5 and 4a 5G stock on the US Google Store is now fluctuating in a sign that supply might be limited or nearing the end.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories May 25

Google Pixel owners will still get these Google Photos storage perks going forward

Google Photos is ending its perk of free unlimited storage starting on June 1, 2021. It was a huge selling point for the service for years, which, understandably, has many wishing they could keep it. The good news, though, is that Google Pixel owners will still be eligible for a few Photos perks. Let’s break it down.

Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories April 12

Google Play Points promo for Pixel 5, 4a 5G owners suspended over ‘technical issues’

At launch, Google offered Pixel 5 and 4a 5G buyers a slew of subscription perks. One for Google Play Points is still available until the end of this month, but Google has “suspended” the promo due to technical issues.

Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories April 5

Google releases a rather late Pixel 4a vs. Pixel 4a 5G comparison video

Assuming a normal release schedule in 2021, the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a 5G are nearing the end of their retail availabilities, though that’s not stopping Google from releasing an official comparison video today.

Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories March 26

Over the past few days, some Google Pixel owners have been seeing an error message that says “SIM Manager keeps stopping,” especially on more recent Pixel models. Here’s how to fix it.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories March 16

Most people hate the sound of ads, but whether they’re on the internet, billboards on the road, or commercials on TV, they’re a highly effective way of getting information to the public. Smartphone makers turn to all of these avenues to sell their latest models, but their effectiveness varies wildly. Google Pixel smartphones are approaching their fifth anniversary and while sales struggle, I don’t think Google’s ad dollars are pulling much weight.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories March 2

March Feature Drop enables 5G with Dual SIM Dual Standby on Pixel 5/4a 5G

While Pixel devices only have one physical SIM card slot, you can simultaneously add and use an eSIM with Dual SIM Dual Standby. At launch, DSDS on the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G dropped users to 4G connectivity, but yesterday’s March security patch enables 5G support.

Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories March 1

Pixel 4a 5G is $449 on the Google Store, up to $200 off for new Fi customers

Last week, the first Pixel 5a rumors emerged revealing an existing design. The familiar device in question is now down to $449 on the Google Store with the Fi MVNO bringing back a past Pixel 4a 5G promotion.

Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories February 23

Google to complete shipping free Bose headphones w/ Pixel 5 pre-orders by March 15

Often the US gets some of the best pre-order bonuses for smartphones, but with the Pixel 5, we Europeans were given the gift of a free pair of Bose QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphones so long as orders were placed before a certain date.

Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories February 22

Since the Pixel 3a, it’s been possible to use a physical SIM card and eSIM simultaneously. However, Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) on the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 does not currently support 5G networks, though that’s changing with Android 12.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories February 11

Google Store UK drops Pixel 4a 5G to £399 as part of Valentine’s Day sale

The Google Store in the UK is offering a sizeable £100 off the Pixel 4a 5G, bringing the price down to £399 as part of a mini Valentine’s Day sale.

Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories February 9

Chrome OS’s upcoming Android “Phone Hub” may be getting the ability to mirror your phone’s screen as an exclusive feature for Google Pixel phones.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories February 8

Google’s monthly update on Monday primarily addressed the Pixel 4a 5G’s edge touch recognition issues. However, the February security patch also added support for T-Mobile Standalone (SA) 5G on that phone and the Pixel 5.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories February 1

According to several consistent reports, the Pixel 4a 5G is suffering from touch reliability issues following last month’s software update. Besides taps not registering, those that use 3-button navigation are particularly affected.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories January 28

As revealed at the start of this month by an inadvertent retail listing, Google is ending Verizon’s exclusivity on the Clearly White Pixel 4a 5G by releasing an unlocked model. Featuring Sub-6 5G connectivity, it retails for $499 today in four countries.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories January 27

With the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G, Google introduced Auto Night Sight so that the signature feature can be accessed without having to explicitly enter the low-light mode. Some people found the automatic nature frustrating, and a new version of Google Camera this week addresses it.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories January 19

With some distance from the holidays, Google is bringing back a popular deal where new Fi subscribers can get the Pixel 4a 5G for $299. Meanwhile, existing MVNO members can get the phone for $100 off.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories January 7

Back in September, Google released an mmWave model of the Pixel 4a 5G that was only available at Verizon. Besides the cellular radio providing access to faster speeds, it’s available in “Clearly White,” though that color is now coming to the unlocked Pixel 4a 5G.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories December 26, 2020

An ultrawide lens is the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G’s distinguishing camera hardware addition, and at launch, it could be used to take wide astrophotography shots. With Google Camera 8.1 in November, that capability was quietly removed.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories December 14, 2020

[Update: Rolling out] December Pixel 5 patch for Verizon delayed a week, like last month

This month’s Pixel Feature Drop brings a slew of additions to Google phones. The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G benefit the most from today’s release, but the Verizon update will not be available until sometime next week.

Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories December 4, 2020

Google’s two budget “a” phones this year are universally praised and highly sought after. The Pixel 4a launched first in August, while the 4a 5G followed with the Pixel 5 this fall. With the holiday shopping season under way, a change to the Google Store reflects how the premium version of this year’s 4a series is getting much more prominent billing.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories December 3, 2020

We’re late into 2020, which means almost all Android OEMs have released their latest hardware — including Google. If you’re a Pixel enthusiast looking and sizing up the latest lineup, you’re probably wondering, “Which 2020 Pixel is the right device for me?”

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories December 1, 2020

How far does your budget stretch when it comes to picking up a new phone? If you want something cheaper, and with the “true” Google experience how do you decide between the affordably-focused Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a 5G? Let’s lay out all the cards and help you discern which is the right Pixel to potentially purchase.

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The Pixel 4a 5G gets its first third-party ROM

We’ve seen third-party ROMs drop for the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4, and the latest is for the recently released Pixel 4a 5G.

Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories November 30, 2020

The most confusing of Made by Google series launches effectively concluded in 2020 with the public-facing release of the Pixel 4a 5G — from the outset, a particularly tricky handset to review.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories November 27, 2020

Black Friday is fully under way and Google is pushing older Pixel owners to upgrade to the Pixel 4a 5G with a notable trade-in promotion. The US Google Store has significantly increased the trade-in value of older Made by Google devices for this one phone.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories November 25, 2020

How do you choose between the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5, when both devices share such tightly knit DNA? We’re here to examine the nuances, differences, and help you make that all-important decision.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories November 20, 2020

After an extended wait, the “middle child” of the late-2020 Pixel series is now here. Pixel 4a 5G units are now shipping out to those that pre-ordered early. We’ve spent 24 hours with our own retail unit to give you some of our Pixel 4a 5G first impressions.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories November 19, 2020

New Google Fi subscribers can get the Pixel 4a 5G for just $299

After introducing new family features yesterday, Google Fi is offering a significant $200 discount on the Pixel 4a 5G for new subscribers, while existing members can take advantage of a lesser but still notable deal.

Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories November 16, 2020

For tinkerers, Magisk is almost an essential on Android and now, we have some good news for Pixel 5 and 4a 5G owners as Magisk beta v21.1 and Magisk Manager v8.03 now include support for the latest Made by Google phones.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories November 12, 2020

Back in 2018, Google launched the Android Enterprise Recommended certification program to make it easier for companies to deploy Android devices to their respective workforces. Now as expected, the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 have now received Android Enterprise Recommended certification, making them among the most secure devices available.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories November 9, 2020

Since launch, the Pixel 5 and the soon-to-release Pixel 4a 5G have made you choose between using either Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) or a 5G connection, but that appears to be changing soon.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories November 5, 2020

With the Pixel 5 officially launching in the US and Canada today, the Google Store is rounding out its 2020 phone launches by making the Pixel 4a (5G) available for pre-order in the US.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories November 2, 2020

The November security patch is rolling out this morning as the first update for the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. All Made by Google phones also benefit from a number of fixes.

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Following reviews yesterday, the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 are arriving on people’s doorsteps today. Google this afternoon released factory images for the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G).

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories October 30, 2020

A bit behind the unlocked release, Google’s latest smartphones are expanding to another major US carrier. AT&T has announced release dates for the Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G on its network.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories October 14, 2020

The Pixel 4a 5G is in a funny position, as it won’t officially be available globally for a little while and in the US has two distinct price points depending on which carrier you choose. The review embargoes for the Pixel 4a 5G and the “premium” Pixel 5 have now lifted, so here’s what people are saying.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories October 8, 2020

While the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G aren’t set to launch until later this month, Google has begun sending its new phones to reviewers, who have been able to share videos of the unboxing process along with first impressions.

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As with any Pixel announcement — including the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 — there was a clamor for new features and additions. Despite the Launch Night In unveiling, there haven’t been many devices out in the wild for people to sink their teeth into. However, the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G look like they could ship with some more new wallpapers to the table courtesy of the Google Wallpapers application.

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories October 4, 2020

Is Google’s new phone called the ‘Pixel 4a (5G)’ or ‘Pixel 4a with 5G’?

With the launch of the Pixel 4a in August, Google teased the two other phones that would make up its 2020 lineup. The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) are now here, though Google is also calling that latter device by a slightly different name.

Google Pixel 4a 5G Stories October 1, 2020

Unlike previous years’ Made by Google launch events, the Mountain View tech giant treated us to the very first “Launch Night In” — a livestream announcement of all of their latest and greatest hardware. There was a lot to talk about so we’ve decided to recap all of the Launch Night In additions to help streamline your thought process.

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