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US-based search engine Google has announced that it has started sending out the January update to its phones. All supported Pixel devices running Android 12 will receive these software updates starting today, with the exception of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, which will receive the update later this month.
"The rollout will continue over the next week in phases depending on carrier and device. We will provide an update to this post once it is available. We encourage you to check your Android version and update to receive the latest software," the company said in a statement.
Users will receive a notification once the OTA becomes available for their devices. The January feature update comes with fixes for some issues that Google Pixel phone users were facing. As per the Pixel phone support page, Google has tuned and improved the volume of system sounds for the Pixel 5.
With the new update Pixel 4a 5G users get a fix for speaker noise that used to occur in certain scenarios. Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G users get auto-brightness improvements in certain lighting conditions. In addition, the update also brings January 2021 security patch for the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5. (IANS/ MBI)
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Google has released the beta version of Android version 12.0. These latest updates are available for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and the Samsung Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8 Plus and some of the phones won’t get those updates till yet launched android 12 on 18 February 2021.
The thrill of waiting is the feeling that Samsung users know for sure. Should we mention here the long-awaited release of Lord of the Ocean game that then has become an absolute hit? High expectations that are finally met are the only reason why mobile users keep sticking around.
So, have you tested out Google’s latest features?
Furthermore, those interested in testing the new Google Services app and latest features should visit Google Play and install it on their device as this is what is responsible for the temporary rebooting issues the Samsung users are experiencing.
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Google has stopped selling it’s third generation Pixel 3 and 3XL smartphones on its online store.
Last year, the company stopped selling the second gen Pixel devices around the same time, which is April.
A Google spokesperson advised those who still wanted to purchase a third-generation Pixel to look at Best Buy and B&H Photo, which still have some inventory.
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“In any case, we might recommend you consider the power-efficient and economical Pixel 3a or 3a XL, but perhaps not before its successor is released: the 4a,” GSMArena reported on Tuesday quoting Android Police.
We’re expecting to see the launch of the budget-friendly Pixel 4a coming soon.
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The rumours and leaks of the Pixel 4a began a few months ago. (IANS)
Google has now confirmed that it will bring its new AI-powered Recorder application to older Pixel phones which was introduced for the Pixel 4 lineup.
A company executive confirmed this news on Reddit while replying to a user.
“Thanks for expressing interest in the Recorder app. “We plan to roll it out to older Pixel devices in a future software update,” the executive wrote.
While the app uses an AI algorithm to perform real-time voice transcription into text, it can also locate music and specific words inside the audio file.
The US-based search engine giant last month launched Pixel 4 at a starting price tag of $799 and Pixel 4 XL for $899.
In terms of specifications, Pixel 4 features a 5.7-inch Full HD+ Smooth 90Hz display. The Pixel 4 XL, on the other hand, comes with a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Smooth 90Hz display.
Both the devices are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset with Pixel Neural Core technology, 6GB of RAM and 64/128GB of storage.
They both feature dual cameras at the back comprising of a 12MP Dual-Pixel sensor and a 16MP telephoto camera.
The Pixel 4 phones have an 8MP selfie camera.
Pixel 4 is backed by a 2800mAh battery while the Pixel 4 XL is fuelled by a 3700mAh power unit. Both phones support 18W fast charging through a USB-C power adapter. (IANS)