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Google suspends Pixel x Play Points promotion you probably didn't know existed

Google suspends Pixel x Play Points promotion you probably didn't know existed

Outside of their respective price tags, both of Google's most recent Pixel phones have a lot in common, including some special offers for shoppers. Anyone who purchased either Pixel between last October and the upcoming end of this month gained access to a promotion, earning 600 Play Points just for buying the phone. Users could redeem these points for Play Store credit or in-game items with apps like Candy Crush Saga and Pokemon Go. If you hadn't redeemed your Play Points yet — or you weren't even aware this deal existed — you'll need to keep waiting. Google has suspended the promotion after detecting "technical issues" with the campaign.

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Google has announced the Pixel 5a 5G, but most of the world won't get to buy it

Google has announced the Pixel 5a 5G, but most of the world won't get to buy it

Google is responding to reports from multiple sources claiming that its Pixel 5a phone has been canceled, saying that it expects to launch a version of the device in the U.S. and Japan later this year.

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The latest patch for the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, and more is out now — here's what's new

The latest patch for the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, and more is out now — here's what's new

Google's Pixel updates for April are here. This isn't one of the big feature drop updates (that was last month), but device owners can look forward to the latest security patches and a handful of fixes and improvements. This time around, Google specifically calls out improved photo quality in some third-party apps and even GPU performance improvements for on the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, plus a handful of fixes addressing issues on several Pixel models, including a problem that dates back to a missing December Feature Drop feature.

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Should you buy a Pixel 4a or a Pixel 5?

Should you buy a Pixel 4a or a Pixel 5?

Google really doubled down on affordability with its 2020 lineup. There was no super premium option last year; there was the Pixel 4a, cheaper than its predecessor at $349, the Pixel $499 4a 5G, and the $699 Pixel 5. The three phones share a lot of DNA, but the 4a and 5 in particular are very similar, physically, with nearly identical footprints. If you're in the market for a small phone from Google, how do you choose? Let's discuss.

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T-Mobile is giving its subscribers a $150 discount on the Pixel 4a 5G right now

T-Mobile is giving its subscribers a $150 discount on the Pixel 4a 5G right now

The Pixel 4a 5G has always been one of the most affordable 5G options around since it debuted last year, but the phone has received a number of discounts recently. Its price fell to $449.99 at most retailers at the start of this week, and now T-Mobile is dropping the price a full hundred bucks lower, making it available to subscribers new and old for just $349.99.

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Google Pixel’s boot screen will soon only be available in dark mode

Google Pixel’s boot screen will soon only be available in dark mode

While we don't come across the boot animation that often, it still is a part of the core Android experience and needs to match up with wider design choices. A subtle tweak, but with Android 10, even the boot screen of Pixel phones gained a dark background that would automatically be used if the system theme was set to dark mode. Going forward, it might not cycle between the two modes at all.

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March Pixel Feature Drop packs changes for bedtime, communication, note-taking, and even underwater photography

March Pixel Feature Drop packs changes for bedtime, communication, note-taking, and even underwater photography

Following Verizon's early teasing, Google has just released details about the March 2021 Feature Drop update, which should be rolling out today. Pixel owners can look forward to enhanced underwater photography when paired with a specific case, expanded Smart Compose support for some messaging apps, a snazzy new bedtime screen when using the Pixel Stand and Clock app, and wallpapers for International Women's Day. On top of that, Google promises more fixes for Android Auto disconnection issues.

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Buy a Pixel 4a 5G unlocked at its lowest price of $449 ($50 off)

Buy a Pixel 4a 5G unlocked at its lowest price of $449 ($50 off)

The March Pixel Drop isn't the only Google Pixel-related thing that's dropping: if you've been looking at grabbing a Pixel 4a 5G, you can look forward to a nice price drop, too! And it's available pretty much anywhere you can buy the unlocked version of the phone.

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Seven great cases for your Pixel 4a 5G

Seven great cases for your Pixel 4a 5G

The Pixel 4a 5G may not come with a fancy glass back or a bio resin outer shell, but it's a fantastic device — perhaps one of the best from 2020 — that's deserving of protection. As you'll find with any hot new smartphone, there are some really great cases on the market that provide style, functionality, and peace of mind from bumps or spills. These are our top seven favorite cases for the Pixel 4a 5G.

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February Pixel updates are here, with a fix for the 4a 5G's touchscreen issue and 'certain sensor detection'

February Pixel updates are here, with a fix for the 4a 5G's touchscreen issue and 'certain sensor detection'

February 2021 updates for Google's Pixels from the 3 series to the 5 are landing today. On top of your regularly scheduled security patches, Pixel owners can also look forward to two other changes: A fix for the Pixel 4a 5G's touchscreen issue (which apparently extends to the Pixel 5 as well), and an undefined "fix for issue preventing certain sensor detection on startup," which could be tied to the long-standing Pixel device sensor issue.

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