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Android 13’s Next Beta Arrives in September

A number of readers around these parts are a part of the Android Beta Program and were likely running an Android 13 beta before updating to today’s stable build. In case you were curious, it’s still very cool to remain in the Android Beta Program going forward, because there will be new beta updates for Android 13 in the coming weeks. On reddit, the...

Spotify Hands Out Free Premium Subscriptions If You’ve Never Used It Before

Spotify Premium can be yours for free for the next 3 months, assuming you’ve never subscribed to it before. That’s the big requirement for a new promotion from the streaming platform that kicked off this week. 3 free months – new subscribers only. You can simply head over to Spotify’s site (or from within the app) and subscribe to Spotify Premium,...

Android 13: The Best New Features to Look For

Now that you have Android 13 up and running on your Google Pixel phone, you may be wondering what’s new and where you should put your focus. There are new features, of course, even if the change from Android 12 to 13 isn’t a massive one. Let’s dive into the best new features of Android 13. More Material You colors Google introduced its Material...

Android 13 Fixes a Whopping 150 Bugs: Here’s the List

The Android 13 update for your Pixel phone is noteworthy because of the new features, like notification permissions, more Material You colors, a fancier media player, etc. But Google isn’t only using Android 13 as a way to launch new goodies, they are also squashing a ton of bugs. By my count, they are fixing at least 150 items in this new Android 13...

Android 13 Updates Bootloader on Pixel 6 and 6a, Stops Rollback to Android 12

As a bit of heads-up here, we wanted to let you know about a change that Google made to the bootloader in Android 13 for the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a. In short, you won’t be able to flash back to Android 12 once you are on Android 13. On the factory image page for Pixel devices, where you’ll find the new Android 13 update files, Google added...

Android 13 Has Officially Arrived!

Google’s awkward silence around the August Android update being slightly delayed now makes a lot more sense – Android 13 is here! Google announced that the new version of Android has arrived and will begin showing up on Pixel phones as early as today. For many of you, Android 13 has been on your still-supported Pixel phone, as you’ve likely enjoyed...

This Could be a New Nest WiFi With WiFi 6E at the FCC

Another mystery Google device stopped through the FCC this morning and it has all of the markings of a new router. After browsing through the FCC filing, I’m actually not sure what else it could be other than a new Nest WiFi with WiFi 6E, Thread, and Bluetooth. The new FCC docs are listed under Google device G6ZUC, which is referred to only as a “Wireless...

Pixel 6 Pro is $250 Off, Pixel 6 is $100 Off in Pre-Pixel 7 Sale

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are inching toward release later this year, likely around October. Before we get there, Google is hosting a big sale on its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones to either clear out inventory or to get people talking about the brand again before new goodies arrive. The Pixel 6 Pro is currently seeing a substantial $250 discount,...

First Galaxy Z Flip 4 Color Sells Out, Everything Else Still Available

The entire suite of new Galaxy products has been up for pre-order since Wednesday and we keep checking to see if any of it is selling out. So far, not much has outside of a single online exclusive color of the Galaxy Z Flip 4, while the Fold 4 and both Galaxy Watch 5 watches can still be had with August 26 launch day delivery. The first color of the...

Telegram Update Introduces Emoji Platform, Premium Gifting

A new update is rolling out to Telegram today and it is all about emoji. If you love emoji, custom emoji, animated emoji, or any other type of emoji, you are in for a special treat. Telegram announced its new Emoji Platform “where anyone can upload custom packs with unique art styles and characters for Telegram Premium users.” Folks can use these uploaded...

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