This week's top stories Overview Updated August 20, 2022

This week's top stories

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226 'Top Stories' stories

April 2016 - August 2022


Top Stories Stories August 20

In this week’s top stories: Google releases Android 13 for its phones, Pixel 6 owners are unable to downgrade back to Android 12, Pixel 7 moves closer to launch with FCC approval, and more.

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Top Stories Stories August 6

In this week’s top stories: an unknown ‘Wireless Device’ from Google appears at FCC, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 details leak via Amazon, Pixel series August update gets delayed, and more.

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Top Stories Stories July 31

This week’s top stories: Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro launch, Google Camera 8.6 arrives, more

In this week’s top stories: the Pixel Buds Pro and Pixel 6a arrive in customers’ hands, the update to Google Camera 8.6 arrives, and more.

Top Stories Stories July 16

In this week’s top stories: YouTube takes away functionality from its Chromecast app, the likely final version of Android 13 Beta releases, Chromecast with Google TV gets an update, and more.

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Top Stories Stories July 9

In this week’s top stories: Material You redesign begins appearing in the Play Store on tablets & Chromebooks, Pixel’s At a Glance preps ridesharing ETAs, we go hands-on with Samsung’s Android 13 based One UI 5, and more.

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Top Stories Stories July 3

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.

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Top Stories Stories June 25

In this week’s top stories: Google Home app gets new Feed, early Pixel 6a hands-on video appears online, preview of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 display crease leaks, and more.

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Top Stories Stories June 18

In this week’s top stories: sources reveal Google’s plans for numerous Pixel Watch bands and straps, the design of the Nothing Phone (1) is unveiled, Google Maps prepares a live traffic widget on Android, and more.

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Top Stories Stories June 11

In this week’s top stories: rumors suggest Roku may be acquired by Netflix, Pixel phones get the June 2022 Feature Drop, the likely “Chromecast HD” gets FCC approval, and more.

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Top Stories Stories May 28

In this week’s top stories: Google Assistant arrives for Galaxy Watch 4 owners, “Imagen” turns text into surprisingly realistic photos, Pixel Watch set to use a USB-C charging cable, and more.

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Top Stories Stories May 21

In this week’s top stories: we exclusively report some exciting new specs for the Pixel Watch, Google creates ‘no-cost Legacy G Suite’ tier for existing customers, Chromecasts and Smart Displays ditch bandwidth conservation, and more.

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Top Stories Stories May 14

In this week’s top stories: highlights from the Google I/O conference include a roadmap for the Pixel series, showcasing Pixel 7, Pixel Watch, and much more.

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Top Stories Stories May 7

In this week’s top stories: Google acquires microLED startup Raxium, password replacement ‘passkeys’ previewed, Mecool KD3 reviewed, and more.

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Top Stories Stories April 30

In this week’s top stories: Fitbit launches monitoring for irregular heart rhythms on select trackers, Pixel Watch appears to borrow its fitness sensor from Fitbit, Nothing shows off its Android launcher, and more.

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Top Stories Stories April 24

In this week’s top stories: Pixel Watch leaks show off the watch’s seemingly final design, we review the Motorola MA1 Android Auto wireless dongle, and more.

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Top Stories Stories April 16

In this week’s top stories: Google Photos regains a carrier-exclusive unlimited backups plan, Weather Frog hops onto 2nd-gen Nest Hub, Waze gains a “Retro Mode,” and more.

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Top Stories Stories April 9

In this week’s top stories: Google Maps begins showing toll estimates and fine road details, YouTube TV gains The Weather Channel and G4TV, Google Phone gains a Material You dialer, and more.

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Top Stories Stories April 2

In this week’s top stories: Google Pixel 6 set to gain better USB audio support, YouTube Vanced Manager gets marked “harmful,” Nest Hub gains redesign in buggy update, and more.

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Top Stories Stories March 12

In this week’s top stories: Google Pixel phones (with one key exception) got the latest “Feature Drop” with additions like Android 12L and a new Battery widget, Pixel 6 and Galaxy S22 devices are affected by the “Dirty Pipe” exploit, and more.

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Top Stories Stories February 26

In this week’s top stories: we get our first look at the familiar-looking Pixel 7 in new renders, Google promises a fix to the Pixel 6’s Wi-Fi issues, Google Search’s dark theme gets darker, and more.

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Top Stories Stories January 15

In this week’s top stories: Google launches the January security patch to Pixel 6 series, other Pixels gain Android 12L Beta 2, a “Pixel Notepad” foldable is rumored, and more.

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Top Stories Stories October 30, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Google defends Android 12’s redesigned “Internet” quick settings tile, we review the Pixel 6 Pro, the Pixel 6 series gets a Day 1 update, and more.

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Top Stories Stories October 9, 2021

In this week’s top stories: a release date for the Pixel 6 appears in a German retailer’s ad, Google releases Android 12 to AOSP but not Pixel phones, the 2nd-generation Pixel Stand appears in leaked images, and more.

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Top Stories Stories October 2, 2021

In this week’s top stories: the Google Pixel 6 series has its European prices leak, Lens is coming soon to Chrome, Google Messages gains Material You dynamic colors, and more.

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Top Stories Stories September 11, 2021

In this week’s top stories: advertising campaign begins for the Pixel 6, Google revamps its Weather applet, Android 12 Beta 5 releases, and more.

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Top Stories Stories September 4, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Google sends out another wave of “Pixel Superfans” invites, Assistant readies a way to skip saying “Hey Google,” Messages rolls out a new attachments picker, and more.

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Top Stories Stories August 21, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Google Chrome redesigns its Incognito landing page, Pixel 5a hits reviewers hands, Android Auto wireless dongle seeks crowdfunding, and more.

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Top Stories Stories August 14, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Pixel 6 hinted to have a 50MP camera, Android 12 shows an “Ongoing call” chip, Fossil teases Gen 6 watches, and more.

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Top Stories Stories July 17, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Google Camera app points to some more differences between the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, official Galaxy Watch 4 specs and images appear on Amazon, Android 12 Beta 3 releases for Pixel phones, and more.

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Top Stories Stories June 26, 2021

In this week’s top stories: recent Google app update causes frequent crashes, Samsung teases a “new era” for smartwatches, Google Play makes a push for Wear OS, Google TV, and Android Auto apps.

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Top Stories Stories May 29, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Fuchsia OS begins rolling out to the first-gen Nest Hub, Google Weather gets a redesign on Android, Fitbit prepares snore and noise detection, and more.

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Top Stories Stories May 22, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Google Phone gains a new Caller ID announcement feature, Android 12 Beta 1 arrives for Pixels and beyond, Nest Thermostats gain a C wire adapter, and more.

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Top Stories Stories May 8, 2021

In this week’s top stories: a comment from a Googler mentions upcoming Pixels with Whitechapel chips, a simple gadget makes it possible to use fast charging and Android Auto simultaneously, Google tweet leaks Pixel Buds A-Series earbuds, and more.

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Top Stories Stories May 1, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Google Messages gains an alternate One UI-inspired design, the Chromecast with Google TV gets an April update, Samsung begins rolling out its May 2021 patch, and more.

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Top Stories Stories April 24, 2021

In this week’s top stories: we compare the Apple TV versus the Chromecast with Google TV, Android 12 gets its third developer preview, the Pixel 5a’s chipset gets leaked, and more.

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Top Stories Stories April 17, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Play Movies & TV app to be shut down on Roku and other smart TVs, Android Auto gains a manual day/night toggle, we offer first impressions of the OnePlus Watch, and more.

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Top Stories Stories April 10, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Google Play Music gets one last update on Android, Apple explains why they haven’t brought iMessage to Android, “Pixel 5a 5G” confirmed by Google for later this year, and more.

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Top Stories Stories April 3, 2021

In this week’s top stories: the Pixel 6 is set to run on a Google-made chip, the existence of the “Pixel Buds A” is leaked, and Samsung’s April 2021 security update rolls out.

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Top Stories Stories March 27, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Chrome and WebView cause many Android apps to crash, Google launches WifiNanScan for developers to experiment, we settle whether the OnePlus 9 Pro is worth upgrading to from the OnePlus 8 Pro, and more.

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Top Stories Stories March 20, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Google Home app adds Nest Wifi usage history, Pixel brand loyalty reportedly drops, OnePlus Watch won’t run Wear OS after all, and more.

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Top Stories Stories March 13, 2021

In this week’s top stories: AAWireless dongle for wireless Android Auto begins shipping, Google Fit launches its camera-based heart and respiratory readings, Pixel 6 poised to move its hole punch camera, and more.

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Top Stories Stories March 6, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Pixel phones get their March Feature Drop, Google shows off the ability for the Pixel 5 to take photos underwater, Nest Hub series gains new clock faces, and more.

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Top Stories Stories February 20, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Google releases its first preview of Android 12, Samsung is purportedly killing the most background apps, Pixel phones poised to gain face-based Auto-Rotate, and more.

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Top Stories Stories February 13, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Android 12 leak reveals a radical new design, the Google Pixel Buds receive their first firmware update of 2021, Samsung continues to put ads on their flagship Galaxy phones, and more.

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Top Stories Stories February 6, 2021

In this week’s top stories: Google Pixel phones gain a new collection of ‘Curated Culture’ wallpapers, the February Android security patch arrives, OnePlus 7 series gets its last Android 10 based update, and more.

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Top Stories Stories January 16, 2021

In this week’s top stories: we help the Google Assistant go Super Saiyan in Dragon Ball Z easter egg, take an early look at an upcoming revamp of Nova Launcher, catalog the best new features of OnePlus’s OxygenOS 11.0 update, and more.

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Top Stories Stories January 9, 2021

In this week’s top stories: One UI 3.0 loses the option to hide the camera notch, the January 2021 security update arrives for Google Pixel phones, a likely Nest Hub successor passes through the FCC, and more.

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Top Stories Stories December 5, 2020

In this week’s top stories: the Google Play Store showcases the best apps and games of 2020, Fossil’s Wear OS watches get an update, Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 888, and more.

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