Pixel 4, Pixel 3 phone launcher can be customized with a root mod

Your Pixel 4, 3a, and Pixel 3 launcher can now be customized, thanks to a root mod called the Pixel Launcher Editor. This one was recently shared on XDA for Pixel phone lovers who want to port the apps to other Android devices. From a Pixel device to another Android …

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New Google Pixel 4 Teardown reveals why it’s not that durable

A few weeks ago, IFixit went ahead with a teardown treatment that revealed a low repairability score. The teardown was a success but we learned the phone is not that repairable. Opening the device is easy with some heat, thanks to the thin but strong glue. It is recommended teardown …

Android to bring pop-up pasting suggestions with Pixel 4

Copy-pasting between apps or even within an app is such a common activity that we do on our mobile devices that you would think there should be a smarter way to do it that does not require third-party apps or extra plug-ins. Well Android 10 may finally bring a system-wide …

Pixel 4 Review: Grand Vision, Underwhelming Execution

Now in its fourth major generation (the Pixel 3a counts only as a half), Google has established the Pixel smartphone to represent what it’s ideal Android phone should be like. Not just the software, as was the case of the Nexus phones, but especially the harmony of hardware and software …

Motion Sense gestures on Pixel 4 can be remapped

Even before the Pixel 4’s big launch, we already heard about Motion Sense feature will work in 38 countries and maybe 9 apps at launch. Supported apps are mostly streaming apps (Amazon Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, and YouTube Music) but we’re expecting more will be added to the list. …

Pixel 4 has Hidden High Brightness Mode, needs root access

The Pixel 4 has been highly anticipated the past few months leading up to the series’ official launch last month. As early as February, we were told the phone would have improved functions and features, especially with Android Q. Soon, more rumors and speculations surfaced with Google even joining the …

Tasker 5.9.beta.8 released, APK ready for download

Tasker has been around for over five years now. It’s been getting regular and huge updates that include new features and bug fixes. The last one we featured was in August when the app was updated to allow chat heads for any messaging app. That was after Tasker 5.8 and …

Pixel 4 XL Durability Test: See if it’s worth the price tag

We’ve only been waiting for this: the Google Pixel 4 Durability Test. It took Zack Nelson a while to check on the smartphone but that’s fine. The results are in and we can’t say we’re that happy. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are the latest flagship smartphones from …

Google Camera 7.2 out for older Pixels, to add Astrophotography

Last week, we shared with you a report that the upcoming Google Camera 7.2 would add Super Res Zoom and Astrophotography to Pixels. The version follows the Night Sight added to the update back in August to older Pixel smartphones. Google Camera 7.2 first came to the Pixel 4 and …

Pixel 4’s Recorder app will be available for older Pixel devices

One of the more useful apps that you can find on the newly-released Pixel 4 is the Recorder app. It doesn’t just actually record things for you on your smartphone but it will auto-transcribe said recordings to turn the speech into text and it does so locally and not on …

Fingerface mod allows Face Unlock of the Pixel 4 on any app

The Pixel 4’s facial unlock feature is facing a number of issues. The phone is said to unlock even when the eyes are closed. That goes to show it really works but it’s something unnecessary at times. It could also mean the feature is too sensitive or just doesn’t work …

Pixel 4 showing some signs of system, app lags after a few days

Something is wrong with the Pixel 4. There are several issues being noted since its launch but we haven’t really focused our attention on them. Nothing major yet until this week when Android Police’s Artem Russakovskii shared three specific issues and problems that can be noted. Since the Pixel 4’s …

Pixel 4 blacklists four apps to use 90Hz Smooth Display

Google has finally dived into the 90Hz display game. It’s good that the tech giant did while not many OEMs have really followed and done so. The market has only seen a few brands that offered a 90Hz refresh rate. There’s the Nubia Red Magic 3, Xiaomi Mi 9, OnePlus …

Pixel 4 to receive update soon to fix screen refresh issues

While the Pixel 4 received a lot of buzz pre-announcement, now that it’s actually available in the market, users have been posting some complaints and issues about it. There have been some battery capacity issues, a face unlock glitch that “works” even with your eyes closed, and now the screen …

Pixel 4’s live transcription goes up against “real-life” challenges

One of the things that Google is harping on about the Pixel 4 device is that a new built-in app called Recorder will transcribe audio in real-time and on-device. The Wall Street Journal decided to test out this live transcription app and put it in real-life challenges like coming face …

Pixel 4 switches between 60Hz,90Hz depending on screen brightness

When the Google Pixel 4 specs were first detailed back in August, the 90Hz Smooth Display was included. It was repeated several times especially after being seen on an Android code. A Pixel 4 XL prototype even appeared in Vietnam before with the 90Hz screen demoed. Such display feature turned …

On-device AI makes Pixel 4 features faster, more efficient

On-device AI on Pixel isn’t new. The Pixel 4 has it. The old Pixel 3 also came with it bringing new features. The idea of on-device AI is to help the device owner with many things by using the Google Assistant among others. Multi-tasking is only one function. Other helpful …