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Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G

Pixel Shortcuts

7 hidden Pixel shortcuts you probably aren't using

Got a Pixel? Any Pixel? These tucked-away time-savers will add precious moments back into your day.

Android Enterprise Recommended

Google's business-friendly Android phone list has a big problem

The Android Enterprise Recommended program makes some lofty promises, but a Computerworld investigation revealed it isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Android 13

3 invisible reasons to get excited about Android 13

Android 13's first beta release may seem subtle, but don't be fooled: This latest update has oodles of interesting elements — if you know where to look.

Android Security Settings

12 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

Some of the most important Android settings are also the most buried — and they're absolutely worth your while to uncover and put into action.

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How the Pixel 6a could completely reshape Android

Google's next Pixel may not be the flashiest phone of 2022, but it may well end up being the most interesting — and important.

Google Android Apps

14 useful Google apps you should be using on Android

These easily overlooked Android apps are all made by Google — and they're all worth your while to install.

Android 11 Upgrade Report Card

Android 12 Upgrade Report Card: What a weird year

When it comes to Android upgrades, all device-makers are definitely not equal. Time to hold the platform's most powerful players accountable.

Chromebook Android Tablet

Android tablets? Chromebook tablets? How Google thinks both can thrive

With Google renewing its focus on Android tablets, what's in the cards for the future of Chrome OS? Here, for the first time, are some inside answers.

Google Pixel Features

8 hidden Pixel features for smarter calling

Let your Pixel phone make your life easier with these exceptionally effective annoyance-eliminating options.

Android, Chrome OS

A fascinating twist at the intersection of Android and Chrome OS

Think you've seen all there is to see with Google's Android-Chrome-OS alignment? Think again, baby.

Android Underdogs

The glorious return of the scrappy Android underdogs

The Android hardware startups are back — and you'd better believe it's worth your while to notice.

Pixel Notifications

A four-part Pixel notification transformation

This quick 'n' easy enhancement will change how you interact with your Pixel's notifications — for the better.

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iPhone vs. Android: How to choose the best smartphone for you

Making a logical choice between iPhone and Android smartphones requires knowing what features and specs are most important to you. Here's what you need to know to make a smart decision.

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Developers push back against Apple ‘ban’ on third-party browsers

Open Web Advocacy, a UK-based group of developers, argues that by forcing browser makers to use WebKit on its mobile platform, Apple is engaged in anti-competitive practices.

Gmail Android App

14 handy hidden features in the Gmail Android app

Make the most of Google's Gmail Android app with these out-of-the-way advanced options.

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Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 13

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (Before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2022's still-under-development Android 13 release.

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Google to limit ad trackers on Android

Google announced it will roll out increased user privacy measures that have intentions similar to Apple’s App Tracking Transparency tool in future versions of Android. These measures, dubbed the Privacy Sandbox, intend to limit ad...

Android Gestures

10 hidden tricks for making the most of Android gestures

Get around your phone faster than ever with these easy-to-miss advanced shortcuts for Android's gesture navigation system.

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