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Five great cases for your new Pixel 5

Five great cases for your new Pixel 5

The Pixel 5 is quickly approaching its one-year anniversary, and if you haven't already slapped a case on this fella, that fancy speckled bio resin coating may be looking a little worse for wear. To help you keep your phone protected for at least another several months or more, we've rounded up our top five favorite cases for the Pixel 5.

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Your Pixel could soon take time-lapses of the Milky Way

Your Pixel could soon take time-lapses of the Milky Way

If you're not the one to tinker with camera settings, Google's Pixel phones are your best bet to get breathtaking shots of starry nights. Taking a photo like the one above is as simple as placing the phone on a tripod and letting it do its thing for a few minutes. Pixels can't take astro time-lapses currently, but this could soon change with the next Pixel Drop.

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The latest Pixel 5 update contains a surprise performance boost

The latest Pixel 5 update contains a surprise performance boost

The Google Pixel 5 (and 4a 5G) with its mid-tier Snapdragon 765G was not made to please mobile gamers — something we even mentioned in our review. While that notion is not changing completely, the April Pixel update seems to have brought a sizable improvement in GPU performance, as noted by several users.

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LineageOS 18.1 brings Android 11 to almost 60 phones

LineageOS 18.1 brings Android 11 to almost 60 phones

Out with the old, in with the new: LineageOS cut support for Android 9 Pie earlier this year, and to make up for the loss, the open-source project has just released version 18.1 based on Android 11. It comes with official support for about 60 phones and tablets.

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Here's our first look at the gaming features coming to Pixels with Android 12

Here's our first look at the gaming features coming to Pixels with Android 12

The latest entries to the Pixel line are not really about blazing-fast performance, and by passing on the top-tier chipset in favor of a Snapdragon 765G for the flagship Pixel 5, Google made that pretty evident. This doesn't mean the company is completely disregarding smartphone gaming, though. The Android 12 developer preview 2 has visual proof of a "game dashboard" we had previously heard about.

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Modded Google Camera 8.1 brings Pixel 5 features to more non-Pixel devices

Modded Google Camera 8.1 brings Pixel 5 features to more non-Pixel devices

Google's image processing algorithms have been lauded far and wide, and they're the reason modded Google Camera apps are so sought-after by smartphone camera enthusiasts. Google Camera version 8.0 introduced with the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G added a bunch of useful features — such as Storage Saver mode — which were eventually rolled out to older Pixels with v8.1. Now, developers have released a modded version of Google Camera 8.1 that also works on non-Pixel devices.

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Google Assistant is glitching out on some users

Google Assistant is glitching out on some users

Google Assistant is no J.A.R.V.I.S., but it's come a long way since it was announced in 2016. Not only can it control tens of thousands of smart home devices, but it can also hold calls for you. The sheer utility it offers has made it a part of the lives of users worldwide. Unfortunately, for some of them, it has been unavailable across all devices — including Android/iOS phones and even smart displays/speakers.

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Pixel 5 rises from the dead after withstanding torturous teardown video trials

Pixel 5 rises from the dead after withstanding torturous teardown video trials

Google may have gone wild with bio-resin on the Pixel 5, but does that make it any less sturdy? JerryRigEverything's newest teardown videos put Google's latest flagship up against formidable foes like a cup of acetone and a powerful heat gun — and although the phone does die by the end of the first video, it makes a surprising comeback in the second.

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Google claims Pixel 5 body gap issue is a 'normal part of the design'

Google claims Pixel 5 body gap issue is a 'normal part of the design'

As the Pixel 5 starts to make its way into customers' hands, we've received several reports of a gap between the screen's plastic bumper and the bioresin-coated aluminum frame of the phone. Reports vary, but the area around the front-facing camera appears to be a hotspot for the problem. Although customers were concerned this gap could affect the phone's IP-rated water resistance, a representative on Google's support forums claims its 'a normal part of the design' and has no impact on water and dust resistance or functionality.

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You can get your hands on a Pixel 5 starting today

You can get your hands on a Pixel 5 starting today

The Pixel 5 may have the same bells and whistles of other modern flagships, but it does provide the best Google experience while checking off essentials like long battery life and reliable point-and-shoot cameras. Google said the device would be coming to retailers in the US and Canada after everywhere else, and wouldn't you know it, now it has — and we've got a roundup of the best deals on the newest Google flagship.

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