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The Pixel Launcher is getting some subtle design tweaks in Android 12 Beta 2

The Pixel Launcher is getting some subtle design tweaks in Android 12 Beta 2

Android 12 Beta 2 finally introduced some of the more enticing changes like wallpaper-based theming and the privacy dashboard, but Google has also tweaked some other parts of the latest release while it was at it. Among these is the Pixel Launcher, which now more clearly shows you the grid when moving app icons and widgets around.

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16 new phones and tablets get Lineage 18.1 ROMs

16 new phones and tablets get Lineage 18.1 ROMs

Lineage OS the premiere custom Android ROM, and one of the best things about it is that it's constantly expanding. Over the last few weeks the distributed team has added no less than sixteen new phones and tablets from a handful of vendors.

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Your Google Pixel is about to get a big June update

Your Google Pixel is about to get a big June update

Google's June 2021 update is now rolling out for Pixels. This is one of those big every-three-month Feature Drop updates with a whole pile of changes — you can read more about that here. But on top of new changes like astrovideography and a market expansion of existing features, there's also a handful of fixes for specific problems certain Pixel devices may have run into.

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June's Pixel Feature Drop is here, and there's more new stuff than we expected

June's Pixel Feature Drop is here, and there's more new stuff than we expected

It's June, and that means a few things: Nice weather, Pride Month, gardening, donut day, and the latest Pixel Feature Drop update. This month we're getting several new features: previously leaked long-exposure Night Sight videos for animated astrophotography, the debut of the Locked Folder feature for Google Photos, a new Heads Up feature for Digital Wellbeing that leaked last year to help pedestrians, Assistant-based voice controls for answering or rejecting calls, a new Gboard feature to pull details like phone numbers or URLs from bigger chunks of text in your clipboard, and an expansion of car crash detection. Recorder and Call Screen are also coming to more markets and languages, plus a set of new Pride-themed ringtones and backgrounds.

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How to view your Pixel portrait photos with bokeh off

How to view your Pixel portrait photos with bokeh off

With Google Photos changing up how it counts against your account's storage, it makes sense that more of us are taking a closer look at which pics we've actually been saving. One space-saving change we first learned about last year involves not storing two copies of the same shot when using portrait mode's blurred-background bokeh effect — instead your Pixel only keeps the artistically blurred one. If you're interested, though, there's still a way to get your original back.

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This Pixel 3 deal is so good you won't even notice those bezels

This Pixel 3 deal is so good you won't even notice those bezels

The Pixel 3 is starting to age, considering it was released in October 2018. However, that also means you can get it at a very low price, especially considering it remains a capable device. It's currently selling for just $160 on Woot. At this price, though, you'll only get a pink phone.

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The overpriced Pixel Stand is 50% off its retail price, today only

The overpriced Pixel Stand is 50% off its retail price, today only

When the wireless charging Pixel Stand was released back in 2018, people were excited about the Pixel 3's new wireless charging capability, and the way the stand turned Pixel phones into tiny digital photo frames. What people weren't so thrilled about was the price: at eighty bucks, it was several times more expensive than a standard Qi charging pad. Today Woot is selling the Stand for just $38, the lowest price we've ever seen, and maybe even worth actually buying.

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The complete list of phones that can get the Android 12 beta today

The complete list of phones that can get the Android 12 beta today

For the last few years, the Android Beta Program has been one of the biggest highlights of Google I/O, which continues to be the case this year. Now that Google has announced the exciting changes coming to Android 12, many of us will be eager to try it for ourselves. Naturally, the Beta will only be available on select devices, so find out if your phone is eligible below:

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Spruce up your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL with a fresh coat of LineageOS 18.1

Spruce up your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL with a fresh coat of LineageOS 18.1

Custom ROMs are the saviors of old Android phones. Google's Pixels get quite a lot of after-release support, but with the Pixel 2 series hitting end-of-life back in December, the writing is on the wall for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. So if you're ready to say goodbye to official software updates a little early, why not hop on the Lineage train?

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Google's May Android security update for Pixels is ready to go

Google's May Android security update for Pixels is ready to go

Pixel device owners, start your Wi-Fi radios. The monthly security update for Pixel phones has been posted by Google. The updates are available as both direct download of the firmware and OTA files, but it should be showing up on at least a few phones starting today.

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