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Google Launches Android 11 Developer Preview 1

An anonymous reader writes: Google today launched the first Android 11 developer preview, available for download now at The preview includes a preview SDK for developers with system images for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, and the official Android Emulator. While it's the fifth year running that Google has released the first developer preview of the next Android version in Q1, this is the earliest developer previe...
Tags: Google, Tech, Sdk, Pixel, XL Pixel

The best smartphones

Smartphones have never been more powerful or more attractive looking. We've researched and tested dozens of smartphones to bring you the best ones you can buy. Among the current iPhone models, the iPhone 11 is our top pick, while the Pixel 4, OnePlus 7T, and Pixel 3a are great Android options in their respective price ranges. We look forward to testing the Samsung Galaxy S20 when it arrives in early March, but we can't fully recommend it until we have it in our hands. We've come a long way sin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Motorola, Hollywood, Congress, Samsung, Trends, Lg, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Don, T Mobile, Google Pixel, Software Apple, Malarie Gokey

Google launches the first developer preview of Android 11

With the days of desert-themed releases officially behind it, Google today announced the first developer preview of Android 11, which is now available as system images for Google’s own Pixel devices, starting with the Pixel 2. As of now, there is no way to install the updates over the air. That’s usually something the company makes available at a later stage. These first releases aren’t meant for regular users anyway. Instead, they are a way for developers to test their applications and ge...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, TC, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Machine Learning, Api, Operating System, Operating Systems, Pixel, Blackberry Priv

Enhancing work profile privacy on company-owned devices

Just because people use their phones at work, doesn’t mean they should have to sacrifice their privacy. Since Android 5.0, the work profile has helped ensure personal data remains private from IT even when employees bring their device to work, while giving IT the tools they need to secure corporate data. But when given a phone by their company, employees don’t always know what IT can and can’t see. That’s a challenge for employees who want to keep their personal data private; in a recent survey ...
Tags: Android, Pixel, Android enterprise, Ian Marsanyi, ESG Research

Samsung cut the price of its Galaxy S10 smartphones after the Galaxy S20 was announced, but there are 5 key reasons you should buy Google's Pixel 4 instead (GOOG, GOOGL)

Now that Samsung has announced the Galaxy S20, the company has given its older Galaxy S10 phones from 2019 a price cut. Google's Pixel 4, another affordable alternative to the Galaxy S20, falls short on some expectations, but there are still a few things to consider if you're debating between it and the Galaxy S10. The Galaxy S10 is a great smartphone, but the Pixel 4 does a few things better. Features like the Pixel 4's camera, on-time Android updates, and a smooth 90Hz screen help make it a ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Trends, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel

Google Stadia Is Coming To Samsung, Asus, and Razer Phones On February 20th

In a blog post today, Google announced that Stadia will work on some Android phones from Samsung, Asus, and Razer starting on February 20th. Up until this point, Stadia only worked on certain Pixel phones. The Verge reports: Here's the full list of the 19 newly supported phones, which includes the Samsung Galaxy S20 line that's releasing on March 6th: [Samsung Galaxy S8 --> Galaxy S20 Ultra, Razer Phone, Razer Phone 2, Asus ROG Phone, and Asus ROG Phone II.] These new additions -- combined with ...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Tech, Razer, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Asus ROG Phone, XL Pixel, Samsung Asus

Nope, I refuse to believe this leaked Pixel 5 prototype is real

We might be months away from an official announcement, but we’ve already allegedly got our very first look at an early prototype of Google‘s upcoming Pixel 5 — and it’s… something. YouTube channel Front Page Tech has purportedly gotten a hold of an unreleased render of the Pixel 5 XL. The YouTuber says he has corroborated the authenticity of the image with at least two sources, one of whom he considers “extremely trustworthy.” Here’s what it looks like:   [Read: Hey Google, why the hell doesn’t ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Pixel, Insider, Youtuber, Plugged, YouTube channel Front Page Tech, Front Page Tech

The Samsung Galaxy S20's cameras are its biggest update in years — here are all the new changes

The cameras on Samsung's new Galaxy S20 smartphones come with some major upgrades compared to previous Galaxy smartphones. The core of the upgrades comes from new, larger camera sensors that lets Samsung pack in more megapixels than before.  More megapixels means more clarity and detail, as well as higher zoom capability and better low-light performance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Samsung revealed its brand new Galaxy S20 smartphones on Tuesday, including the Galaxy S...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Trends, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Marques Brownlee

Motion Design for the Comprehensive Pixel 4 Visual System

Motion Design for the Comprehensive Pixel 4 Visual System abduzeedoFeb 07, 2020 I own an iPhone 11 Pro and the Pixel 4 XL and I have to say. Pause here, the Pixel 4 is much nicer from the industrial design point of view than the iPhone. I am talking about just the way that it feels when holding. There's something about the black rails, the pop of color of the white one and the simplicity that makes it especial. Before you ask me, I hate the chins and wish it ...
Tags: Google, Design, Pixel, Daniel Rodrigues, Comprehensive Pixel, Buck co Animator, Daniel Rodrigues Full

Get Android Updates Faster With Google's Pixel Repair Tool

There are many ways to update an Android phone. Most people probably wait for the latest patches to arrive and let their phones run the update automatically. This is the most convenient option, but it’s also the slowest, since it depends on your carrier to roll the update out to you. There are ways to get updates…Read more...
Tags: Google, Smartphone, Update, Lifehacks, Pixel

Google Pixel 4 is one of the best Android phones — here's how much every model costs, from Pixel 3a to Pixel 4 XL

Google was slow to enter the smartphone game with house-made products, but its superb Pixel 4 phones set the bar high for the next iPhone and Samsung phones. The Pixel phones stand among the best Android devices you can buy, and the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are up for preorder today for $799.00 and $899.00, respectively. Below, we break down the differences between all the available Pixel smartphone models to answer the question: How much does the Google Pixel cost? Given that Google is the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Verizon, Samsung, Trends, Sprint, Ram, Mp, Ssd, CPU, Pixel, Joe Osborne, Project Soli, Google Pixel

How to Use 3-Button Navigation With the Pixel 4's Google Assistant

Those of you who own a somewhat-new Pixel 4 Android smartphone might have noticed that Google forces you to use gesture navigation to interact with the newer iteration of Google Assistant. It’s not the end of the world, but it might be annoying if you hate swiping instead of tapping tiny virtual buttons at the bottom…Read more...
Tags: Google, Lifehacks, Gestures, Pixel, Pixel 4

The better everyday camera — Pixel 4 or iPhone 11 Pro?

I need a new phone.                               A big chunk of my time on the iPhone was spent taking pictures, so I’m heavily basing the next smartphone on its camera capabilities. After playing around with the Pixel 4 for Brian’s review, I’m considering switching teams. Price-wise, it would make sense to compare the iPhone 11 with the Pixel 4, as they both start at around $700, but I’m interested in the best Google and Apple have to offer. Pixel 4 and iPhone 11 Pro There are a lot of ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Digital, Tech, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Brian, Pixel, Brandon, Pixel 4, Iphone 11 Pro, Pro Digital

Google Camera update v7.3 brings tweaked menu and DND, hints at 24fps mode and Pixel 4A codename

Google continues to bring updates to its camera with new features like Do Not Disturb and slightly tweaked the menu's in the settings. But more interestingly, with an APK teardown, future features have been revealed like a 24fps mode and even the codenames for the upcoming Pixel 4A. [caption id="attachment_303340" align="alignnone" width="575"] Left: v7.2 Right: v7.3[/caption] One of the minor changes in this update is the slight tweak in the settings panels for Portrait and Camera modes. ...
Tags: Google, News, Blogging, Pixel, Google camera, Interestingly Google, Google camera DND, Google Camera update v7.3, Pixel 4A codename leak

Google is expected to launch a cheaper version of its Pixel 4 smartphone this year — here's everything we know about it so far (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is rumored to be working on a new phone called the Pixel 4a, which would be a low-cost version of the Pixel 4. It would come after Google released the Pixel 3a last year, a cheaper alternative to the Pixel 3. The phone is expected to come with a single-lens camera and a borderless screen, according to leaked images. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Google's $400 Pixel 3a was well received when it launched last year, and now the search giant could be preparing to lau...
Tags: Google, Trends, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, MÁRIO QUEIROZ, Pixel 4a

A bunch of promising cheap, new smartphones from Apple, Google, and others are expected to launch this year — and it says a lot about where the industry is headed (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)

 After years of increasing costs and slowing sales, 2020 looks like the year that smartphone prices may finally come down.  Advanced features, like edge-to-edge screens and facial recognition, are starting to become more widely available on smartphones that cost far less than $1,000. Apple and Google are also both expected to debut cheaper versions of their respective smartphones this year, in another sign that large tech firms are acknowledging that $1,000 upgrades can be hard for many custom...
Tags: Apple, Google, Asus, Samsung, Trends, Apple Store, Idc, Pixel, Tcl, NPD Group, Apple Samsung, Apple Google, Google Pixel, International Data Corporation

Made by Google's 20 tips for 2020

The new year is a time for resolutions and reflection, from getting organized to creating some healthy habits. And there are more than a few ways that the tech in your home and in your pocket can help you get there. If you received a Made by Google device over the holidays—or you’ve owned one for a while—consider these pro tips for getting the most out of them. We’re sharing 20 fun features and tricks available across a variety of devices to try, plus expert advice for adding an extra layer of p...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Photos, Chromecast, Pixel, Daniel, Kathy, Google Nest, Chromecast Ultra, Nest Hub Max, Nest Hub, Evan Grippi, Nest Hub Max Say, Google Photos on Nest Hub Max, Disney Amazon Prime Video Hulu

Ask a Techspert: How does motion sensing work?

Editor’s Note: Do you ever feel like a fish out of water? Try being a tech novice and talking to an engineer at a place like Google. Ask a Techspert is a series on the Keyword asking Googler experts to explain complicated technology for the rest of us. This isn’t meant to be comprehensive, but just enough to make you sound smart at a dinner party. Thanks to my allergies, I’ve never had a cat. They’re cute and cuddly for about five minutes—until the sneezing and itching set in. Still, I’m familia...
Tags: Google, Googlers, Pixel, Brandon, Ask a Techspert, Peter Schottenfels, Brandon Barbello Brandon, Pixel Brandon

Leak: The Pixel 4a looks better than the actual Pixel 4

Serial phone leaker OnLeaks has a good record of creating fairly accurate renders of phones before they are released. If his new Pixel 4a leak turns out to be accurate, Google’s next midrange phone might end up a better-looking phone than its actual flagship devices. OnLeaks shared the images in partnership with 91mobiles last week, showing off a device that looks a lot like the lovechild of a Galaxy S10e and Pixel 4. Most notably, the phone doesn’t have the big forehead present on the Pixel 4 a...
Tags: Google, Startups, Pixel, Insider, Soli, Onleaks, Plugged

Meet the 36 rising stars of Madison Avenue revolutionizing advertising

Here are 36 rising stars of Madison Avenue, where Business Insider recognizes emerging talent in advertising. They span a variety of roles in media and creative as well as strategy, account management, talent, neuroscience, and inclusive design. They come from traditional ad agencies and consulting companies, Hollywood talent agencies moving into marketing services, and specialty agencies catering to direct-to-consumer brands. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Introducing the rising sta...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, London, Ge, Microsoft, Singapore, Time, US, Samsung, NFL, Colin Kaepernick

Samsung is expected to release a cheaper version of the Galaxy Note 10 soon — here's what it may look like, according to a new leak

Photos claiming to show the Galaxy Note 10 Lite have recently leaked on Twitter, providing more evidence that Samsung could be working on a cheaper version of its Note 10 smartphone. The photos, which were published by Twitter account TechTalkTV, suggest that the phone will have a rectangular camera sensor and a flat screen. If Samsung does release a less expensive Note 10, it would provide another indication that major smartphone makers are altering their product lines to make their high-end ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, Samsung, Trends, Louisiana, Pixel, Lite, International Data Corporation

Samsung just announced cheaper versions of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 — and it's further evidence the industry is changing as smartphone prices have skyrocketed

Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite on Friday, which it's positioning as being more affordable versions of its flagship smartphones. Both phones feature triple-lens cameras just like the standard versions of Samsung's Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10, as well as a borderless screen. The announcement comes after the Galaxy Note 10 Lite had leaked over the past several weeks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Samsung launched several versions of its fla...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Trends, Ces, Pixel, Lite, International Data Corporation, Galaxy S10 Lite

How to Restore Google Pixel's Disappearing App Icons

A weird issue has been plaguing some Pixel owners, and Google has yet to drop a fix for the peculiar problem. Apparently, some people running the December 2019 security update—if you even have the ability to download it, which you might not—are noticing that various app icons on their Pixel devices are disappearing. Read more...
Tags: Google, App, Troubleshooting, Lifehacks, Pixel, Google Pixel

Reflections and resolutions for a healthier 2020

The beginning of the new year is a great time to reflect on what’s most important to you. Taking better care of yourself is a common New Year's resolution, but let’s be real—making resolutions is often easier than keeping them. One thing we know: New habits that are repeatable and achievable are the ones that end up sticking. At Google, we believe that great technology should improve life, not distract from it, and we’ve heard from people that their health can be impacted by their phone use. Tha...
Tags: Google, Android, Pixel, Digital Wellbeing, Maggie Stanphill

Google Pixel 4A renders include a headphone jack and hole-punch display

It’s the slowest week of the year for gadget news. Christmas is in the rearview, and it’s a few days until the new year. After that, it’s a straight shot to CES and then MWC. Meantime, best we’ve got going for us are a handful of rumors, including a peek at what Google’s next budget might could potentially possibly conceivably look like. Per renders from OnLeaks and 91Mobiles, a vision of the Pixel   4A has appeared — or, a render, rather. The handset will no doubt be an important one for G...
Tags: Travel, Google, Android, Mobile, Hardware, Pixel, Headphone Jack, Steve H McFly, MWC Meantime

Google is expected to release a cheaper version of its Pixel 4 smartphone next year — here's what it may look like (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google may release a cheaper version of the Pixel 4 called the Pixel 4a, which would have a headphone jack, a single camera, and an all-screen design with a hole-punch-shaped cutout for the selfie camera. That's according to a new leak from tech blog 91mobiles and OnLeaks, which has reported accurate information about unreleased gadgets in the past. The Pixel 4a would be the follow-up to Google's Pixel 3a, which, as its name implies, is a less expensive version of the company's Pixel 3 flagsh...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Pixel, MÁRIO QUEIROZ, Queiroz

Google Pixel 4a with flat punch-hole display, square camera module, 3.5mm audio jack surface

Google launched the Pixel 3a smartphone last year in India and brought back the 3.5mm headphone jack after removing it from Pixel 3. The company recently launched its flagship Pixel 4 recently and it did not launch in India. Now renders of the upcoming Pixel 4a have surfaced revealing the design and key details, and it could launch in India too if it does not come with Project Soli. According to the renders, Pixel 4a is said to sport a 5.7-inch or 5.8-inch flat display and thick bezels arou...
Tags: Google, News, India, Blogging, Rumors, Pixel, Google Pixel 4a renders, Pixel 4a punch hole, Pixel 4a renders, Project Soli According

Google Pixel 4a with flat puch-hole display, square camera module, 3.5mm audio jack surface

Google launched the Pixel 3a smartphone last year in India and brought back the 3.5mm headphone jack after removing it from Pixel 3. The company recently launched its flagship Pixel 4 recently and it did not launch in India. Now renders of the upcoming Pixel 4a have surfaced revealing the design and key details, and it could launch in India too if it does not come with Project Soli. According to the renders, Pixel 4a is said to sport a 5.7-inch or 5.8-inch flat display and thick bezels arou...
Tags: Google, News, India, Blogging, Rumors, Pixel, Google Pixel 4a renders, Pixel 4a punch hole, Pixel 4a renders, Project Soli According

These are all the ways smartphones got even better in 2019, from triple-lens cameras to foldable screens (AAPL, GOOGL, GOOG)

Smartphones took a big leap forward in 2019 in terms of camera performance, screen quality, and design. Some of the biggest smartphone trends of 2019 included triple-lens camera systems that include standard, telephoto, and ultra-wide-angle lenses, as well as new bezel-free smartphone designs. Foldable phones also had a moment in 2019 thanks to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X, and Motorola Razr.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   Each new generation of smartphones o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Motorola, Asus, Samsung, Trends, Huawei, Pixel, Google Pixel, Samsung Apple, Samsung Huawei, Razer Phone, Samsung LG Huawei, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Fold Huawei

Google’s New Recorder App Has an Unofficial Workaround, No Pixel Required

When Google announced the Pixel 4, one of the things we were most excited for was the new Google Recorder app. It could transcribe your recordings live and offline! Around the world, journalists, students, and anyone who might need meeting transcripts raised their eyes heavenward and whispered a quiet “Thank you,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Pixel, Google Recorder

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