Google Pixel 4a 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 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 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 Stories September 5

Google’s Pixel 4a is already a very secure smartphone, but those on the hunt for a security “hardened” experience have a new option. The new “NitroPhone 1” is a modified Pixel 4a running an Android-based optional system, but specifically the privacy-focused “GrapheneOS.”

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Google Pixel 4a Stories August 18

The Pixel 4a was announced just over a year ago and curiously remains on sale following yesterday’s Pixel 5a with 5G unveil. In fact, it’s the only phone from the Made by Google 2020 lineup to remain in stock in the official US store.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories August 13

Starting with the Pixel 3, Google has prepared special-use wallpapers for its phones that can be seen in renders and other promo materials, displaying the generation of the device in large type. But despite only being used for marketing purposes, the backgrounds have been highly sought after by fans. Some artists have gone so far as to create near-pixel-perfect copies in the absence of their official versions. Now, Google has made some of these promo wallpapers available to Pixel 4 and 4a users.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories August 11

Following the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G at the end of last month, Google Fi has stopped selling the $349 Pixel 4a today. It went out of stock earlier this week and has since been delisted. 

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Google Pixel 4a Stories July 8

In June, it emerged that international law enforcement operated a company that sold encrypted phones to criminals. A new report today details that the FBI and Australian Federal Police (AFP) used a Google Pixel 4a running custom software for this operation.

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Google Pixel 4a 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 Stories April 30

A recent Instagram Story posted by the official Made by Google account has given us a glimpse of what a white Pixel 4a could have looked like in the flesh.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories April 23

Besides an ultrawide lens, the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G added HDR+ with Bracketing to improve image quality in shadows, among other benefits. Google today detailed the technology behind that new capability while also revealing that the Pixel 4 and 4a now use bracketing in Night Sight.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories April 16

I’ve used quite a few of the very best Android-powered smartphones over the past 18 months, but even after a brief stint I always feel the pull of the Google Pixel 4a.

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Google Pixel 4a 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 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 Stories March 11

For the past several years, Google has not provided meaningful details about the progress of its smartphone division beyond occasionally touting the popularity of its cheaper devices. A new report today sheds some light on the Pixel line, including the 4a, in India.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories February 24

The Pixel 5a is most definitely on the horizon, but until such a time as Google unveils the next affordable Android, the Pixel 4a is still a superb smartphone stuffed full of awesome features.

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Google Pixel 4a 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 Stories February 5

‘Barely Blue’ Pixel 4a back in stock on the US Google Store

Back in November — ahead of Black Friday, Google made its most affordable phone available in another color. After being unavailable for the past few weeks, the US Google Store has the Barely Blue Pixel 4a back in stock.

Google Pixel 4a Stories December 8, 2020

Last month, Made by Google surprisingly launched its cheapest phone in a new color stateside. The Barely Blue Pixel 4a is now coming to Japan later this month.

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Google Pixel 4a 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 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 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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Google Pixel 4a Stories November 27, 2020

We knew it existed at one point, but it never came to launch. This month, though, Google unexpectedly launched its truly excellent Pixel 4a in “Barely Blue.” Also unexpected? How this phone feels in your hand.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories November 19, 2020

In this line of work, which is clearly not reflective of the general populace, the phone one uses is more or less pre-determined by what’s newest. My daily driver history since 2016 has been set by Google’s annual hardware cadence. This strategy, or the lack of one, has served me well in that I don’t have to actively choose a phone. That is, until the Pixel 4a and its new Barely Blue color.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories November 18, 2020

Much like the potential upgrade path from the Pixel 4 series to the Pixel 5, suggesting that someone shoul09d “upgrade” from the Pixel 3a to the Pixel 4a is a bit silly. Despite maybe being a little overdue, we’re here to examine whether this might be something to consider for those shopping for a new smartphone on a budget.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories November 16, 2020

When Google announced its latest mid-range phone in August, pandemic-related constraints meant the device was only available in “Just Black.” The Pixel 4a is now available in “Barely Blue.”

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Google Pixel 4a Stories November 12, 2020

Coinciding with the launch of the Pixel 5, the Google Camera app got an update to version 8.0, bringing a clean redesign to the app. Today, Google Camera 8.1 has begun rolling out, bringing that same design to older Pixel phones.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories November 6, 2020

Google Pixel 4a proves resilient in bend, durability test [Video]

While the Pixel 5 is currently Google’s en vogue phone, its design was very much introduced with the Pixel 4a in August. A durability test today shows that the Pixel 4a’s plastic design is quite resilient, especially compared to other budget phones this year.

Google Pixel 4a Stories October 22, 2020

After adding Samsung devices to its online store, Google Fi is now launching a Phone subscription program. The Pixel 4a is the first device available, with buyers saving “$133 over two years.”

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Google Pixel 4a Stories October 20, 2020

One of the Google Pixel 5 features that got a lot of acclaim in early reviews was Portrait Light, the ability to adjust the light source of a photo after it’s been taken. Now, before that phone is even released in the United States, the feature is already rolling out to older Pixel phones.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories October 5, 2020

This month’s security patch is the very first release after Android 11 and — as is typical — includes a slew of bug fixes. The October update addresses two key Pixel 4a issues, while all other devices also benefit.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories September 30, 2020

It’s September 30th and while there’s no formal in-person Made by Google event this year, the time for the Launch Night In livestream has finally arrived. 9to5Google’s Google Event Live Blog + News Hub will be updated regularly throughout the day with the latest announcements from Google. The event kicks off at 11 am PT/2 PM ET, so read on for quick links to our roundup coverage over the last few weeks, tweets from the ground (our homes), and all the latest news as it develops…

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Last-minute Pixel 5, 4a 5G leaks show everything we already know

We already know pretty much everything about the Pixel 4a (5G) and the Pixel 5. But just like every year, the Google phones only get leaked more and more as their official announcement nears. Here’s a few more looks at the two new Pixels, some specs, and more before they go official in a few hours…

Google Pixel 4a Stories September 28, 2020

The Pixel 4a launch in August also introduced a new “Eclipse” background. Ahead of new phones being announced this week, Google is rolling out a Pixel Live Wallpaper update that adds “Pinball” for the Pixel 4a and presumably Pixel 5.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories September 11, 2020

Below we go hands-on with the ultra-sleek and super-thin MNML case lineup for the ultra-affordable Google Pixel 4a. 9to5Google readers can grab a MNML case now for $10 OFF with our code 9TO5GOOGLE for a limited time.

Check out our hands-on video with the superb MNML Pixel 4a case lineup:

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Google Pixel 4a Stories September 10, 2020

Ahead of the launch of the Pixel 4a, there were rumors of a blue colorway for the mid-range phone. While the Google Pixel 4a has so far only been released in black, we now have our best look yet at Pixel 4a in blue, thanks to an official 3D model.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories September 8, 2020

Just a few weeks after launch, the tinkerers and smartphone tweakers can now get a custom ROM fix for the Google Pixel 4a.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories September 3, 2020

Google’s latest mid-range phone is officially just over a week old, and by all accounts it’s shaping up to be another Pixel 3a-level success. A Pixel 4a teardown today reveals that another shared similarity is the construction.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories August 24, 2020

Since 2017, the Google Camera app has been home to fun AR stickers that let you liven up photos and videos. Later rebranded to Playground, Google is dropping support for these Playmoji characters on future Pixel devices, starting with the Pixel 4a. 

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In addition to posting the factory images, the Pixel 4a can now be enrolled in the Android 11 Beta. This was promised at the start of August, and comes as the upcoming version of Android is nearing a public launch. 

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The Pixel 4a started arriving on people’s doorsteps even before the official August 20 launch. However, Google waited until today to make the Pixel 4a factory images available.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories August 21, 2020

Messaging service Line adds support for new Google Assistant on Pixel 4/4a

Google’s next-generation Assistant debuted on its second device this week with the Pixel 4a. Popular messaging service Line yesterday announced support for a handful of new Google Assistant features, including sending screenshots and replies via voice.

Google Pixel 4a Stories August 20, 2020

Google Pixel 4a can be repaired same-day at all uBreakiFix locations in the US

While the Pixel 4a’s plastic body should afford it a bit more durability than “glass sandwich” flagship phones, there’s still a chance it can break. Google is once again partnering with uBreakiFix to offer same-day repairs for the Pixel 4a.

Google Pixel 4a Stories August 17, 2020

Following the August 3rd announcement, Google immediately opened pre-orders for its latest mid-range phone. First coming to the US, the Pixel 4a is now beginning to ship from the Google Store.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories August 14, 2020

Google’s long-awaited Pixel 4a starts landing in the hands of customers next week, and by now, you’ve probably heard the narrative. This is all the phone anyone needs, and it has the best camera. Beyond that, though, Pixel 4a has a larger job. With Google’s smartphone lineup flailing at the high end, this mid-ranger can teach the company a thing or two.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories August 12, 2020

Google Pixel 4a comes w/ ‘Eclipse’ live wallpaper that puts battery life front and center

Every Google Pixel device comes pre-loaded with a collection of neat live wallpapers, and the recently-launched Pixel 4a comes with an exclusive wallpaper by the name of “Eclipse.”

Google Pixel 4a Stories August 10, 2020

The Pixel 4a was announced last Monday and still has over a week to go before becoming available. On the security front, it features a Titan M chip and three years of updates. Google today also revealed that the phone, along with the Pixel 4, is the first Android device to get ioXt certification at launch.

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Google Pixel 4a Stories August 6, 2020

Amazon on Monday started taking preorders for the Pixel 4a even before the phone was officially announced. Google’s mid-range phone is now “Currently unavailable” from the online retailer after becoming a “#1 Best Seller.”

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