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(Update: Rolling out for Fi subscribers) Pixel 4 will support dual-SIM dual-standby

(Update: Rolling out for Fi subscribers) Pixel 4 will support dual-SIM dual-standby

Back in February, preliminary data seemed to indicate the Pixel 4 would support dual-SIM dual-standby, which allows two separate lines to be provisioned simultaneously on the same device. The feature became fully available on the Pixel 3a thanks to the Android 10 upgrade, and it's only fair to expect Google's latest flagship would also support DSDS. Although the company hasn't officially confirmed this, some evidence indicates the handset should handle the functionality.

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Google Camera 7.2 mod by cstark27 enables astrophotography and Super Res Zoom on older Pixels [APK Download]

Google Camera 7.2 mod by cstark27 enables astrophotography and Super Res Zoom on older Pixels [APK Download]

The new Pixel 4 has launched with some awesome photography chops that make owners of previous generations of the device jealous. While Google will eventually bring a few of these to its older phones, that's not the case for all and the Android community has already stepped up to fill the void. The most prominent Google Camera mod, Camera PX (aka GCam) by cstark27, has been updated to bring several Pixel 4-exclusive features to older Pixels.

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Google Sounds 2.2 adds two categories of loud and seasonal ringtones [APK Download]

Google Sounds 2.2 adds two categories of loud and seasonal ringtones [APK Download]

Ringtones are a great way to personalize your phone. Whether it plays fun music or an annoying tune, plays an abrupt sound, dings, knocks, beeps, or makes no sound at all, it's your choice. If you have one of Google's devices, you've probably used their Sounds app to pick a ringtone, notification sound, or alarms, and now you'll have more choice. The app just received an update to v2.2 adding two new categories: Play It Loud and Seasonal Celebrations.

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Some Pixel users are seeing a 4G icon instead of LTE, but Google is working on a fix

Some Pixel users are seeing a 4G icon instead of LTE, but Google is working on a fix

With the latest Android 10 October security patch, some people using Pixel phones in the US have seen their LTE icon switch to 4G. This change is also visible in network settings, where it says 4G instead of LTE when you're choosing a connectivity preference. Since there's a lot of confusion about what exactly the difference between the two standards is, people used to seeing LTE instead of 4G have been concerned that their connection may have been downgraded. As it turns out, the whole gallimaufry was an unintended change of terminology, not a switch of the actual network, and Google has both a workaround to offer and a proper fix in the works.

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Google adds Pixel 2 as a Stadia-compatible device

Google adds Pixel 2 as a Stadia-compatible device

At the recent Made by Google event, Google shared a bit more information about its Stadia gaming platform. One of the most burning questions people had in their minds was exactly which phone models would be supported on November 19th, the service's official launch date. So far Google has only talked about Stadia supporting Pixel 3 and 3a devices. We might have assumed that would extend to the new Pixel 4, and now Google has confirmed not only that much, but that Stadia will also be compatible with Pixel 2 phones.

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Google is fleecing previous Pixel owners on trade-ins

Google is fleecing previous Pixel owners on trade-ins

Trade-in offers aren't always the best value, though sometimes companies are willing to subsidize the discount you get just to put you in their ecosystem or reward you for sticking around. Based on the trade-in values that Google is offering for previous Pixels, though, it seems the company couldn't care less about brand loyalty. Right now, a mint condition 128GB Pixel 3 XL gets you just $295 in value toward a Pixel 4 pre-order. For folks that paid $1,000 last year, that stings.

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Pixel 4's astrophotography mode is coming to Pixel 3 and 3a

Pixel 4's astrophotography mode is coming to Pixel 3 and 3a

One of the coolest things about the newly-announced Pixel 4 is its enhanced Night Sight mode that allows for some impressive shots of the night sky. If astrophotography is your main reason for considering an upgrade from the Pixel 3 or 3a, though, you might want to pump the brakes. Google's confirmed that the functionality is making its way to the previous generation of Pixel devices.

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Pixel 4 and 4 XL will get Android updates and security patches until October 2022

Pixel 4 and 4 XL will get Android updates and security patches until October 2022

One of the many advantages of Pixel phones is the fact that they're made by Google itself. The synergy of hardware and software ensures speedy Android updates and long support. The Pixel 4 and 4 XL are no different. Just like their predecessors, they'll get Android security updates for three years, until October 2022.

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The Pixel 4 and 4 XL are official, starting at $799 and shipping on October 24

The Pixel 4 and 4 XL are official, starting at $799 and shipping on October 24

Every phone leaks, but Google had a hand in leaking the Pixels this year. So, this won't come as a surprise, but the Pixel 4 and 4 XL are official. They look just as we expected based on all those leaks: there's no notch, but the sizeable bezel is packed with sensors including IR face unlock cameras and a Soli radar module. These are Pixels, so you can also expect the best of Google's software experience, too.

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[Update: Fabric cases] Here are some more Pixel 4 leaks ahead of tomorrow's Google hardware event

[Update: Fabric cases] Here are some more Pixel 4 leaks ahead of tomorrow's Google hardware event

We're just one day away from Google's big hardware event, but the company's leaky ship has ensured pretty much every detail about the Pixel 4 and 4 XL is common knowledge by this point. Further images, videos, and possible pricing trickled out over the weekend, so we may as well round them up even if there's not an awful lot of new information.

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