Google is expected to soon launch an affordable version of the Pixel 4 series in the form of Pixel 4a. A few months later, the internet search giant will unveil the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 5 XL. These are Google’s flagship phones, but they won’t be using flagship processors this year.
Google’s upcoming smartphone, the Pixel 5, is said to miss out on Project Soli and the Motion Sense feature that debut with the Pixel 4 smartphones. They are not the only Pixel phones to drop an interesting feature. Even the Pixel 4a series will lack Active Edge, something that has been on Pixel phones since the original Pixel.
Google’s Pixel smartphone lineup, which is known for its stellar still imaging performance, expanded to the mid-range price segment last year with the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL. The two mid-range smartphones met with a decent amount of success, thanks to relatively affordable price tags and good camera experience. This year, Google has planned to follow up with the Pixel 4a and the Pixel 4a XL.
The US government barred Huawei and ZTE last year from doing any business with US-based firms. This was a massive blow to the companies as they were stopped from launching new phones with GMS (Google Mobile Services) and supply network equipment to US network carriers. Huawei had hoped that the ban would be lifted sometime this year, but that won’t happen until at least mid-2021.
Chromecast is around for quite some time and it has changed the way we access media on our television. According to the latest report, Google is working on releasing a streaming device that resembles Chromecast. The biggest difference being that the new device will offer a full-fledged Android TV experience.
Earlier this month OnePlus pulled the wraps from the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. According to rumor mills the company was expected to launch a mid-range device, however, that didn’t happen. Fresh rounds of rumor say that the OnePlus Z will be released in summer this year.
Google had announced Pixel Buds 2 way back in October last year. Today Google has finally launched the Pixel Buds 2 priced at $179 in the U.S. The Pixel 2 Buds are true wireless earbuds and will rival the likes of Apple AirPods.
It is no secret that Google is working on a call recording feature for its phone app. Apparently it seems like the company is ready with the feature. A Nokia user in India has shared screenshots of call recording features including the ones that show off user interface.
Earlier this month Google released Android 11 Developer Preview 2.1. This was more of a minor update based on Android 11 Developer Preview 2 and arrived with a bunch of bug fixes. Today Google has announced Developer Preview 3 for Android 11. The latest preview comes with five major changes including Tweaks to Android 11 exit reasons API which helps understand why and how the apps are exited.
Last month we had leaked billboard images for Pixel 4a. The latest leak shows off the Pixel 4a in full glory and this includes the packaging. As far as packaging is concerned it is similar to previous Pixel devices, however, you do get a look at the device.