Google’s Pixel 6a comes with a 6.1-inch OLED display that supports a 60Hz refresh rate. However, recent reports reveal that there is a way for users to unlock a higher refresh rate. The report claims that this smartphone can support up to 90Hz refresh rate. However, to do this, users will have to use a separate mod. The mod from TheLunarixus unlocks 90Hz mode on the Google Pixel 6a phones. The team is also working on a custom ROM that will make it easy for any Google Pixel 6a owner to unlock the higher refresh rate.
The test found that the Pixel 6a can indeed unlock the 90Hz mode through this MOD. It’s unclear if the Pixel 6a’s display panel actually supports 90Hz, or if it’s overclocked to get a faster refresh rate. However, it is important to note that to unlock 90Hz mode on the Google Pixel 6a, users need to enable debug mode and OEM unlocking in settings. Then load the bootloader, manually flash the Android 13 beta, disable parts and check to flash the modified vendor_boot mirror.
However, it is important to note that some users found that the mobile phone had a green screen problem after applying this MOD. Developer Kuba Wojciechowski has warned that Samsung may not rate the Google Pixel 6a display at 90Hz. However, this display has the capacity to overclock its current rating.
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Google tests new features – users can play cloud games directly in search results
Google Search will show users which cloud streaming services have specific video games based on existing support for movies, TV and music. Furthermore, users will be able to play certain games directly in the search results. For years, Google Search has been the aggregator of streaming services around the world. If you want to watch a particular show, you can use Google Search or Google TV to get the exact information on which streaming service the show belongs to. A search for The Simpsons, for example, will reveal that the show can be streamed from various apps including Disney+ and Hulu, as well as purchased from multiple stores.
Over the past few days, Google Search has expanded this feature to include support for video games. However, instead of including various console storefronts or links to many PC gaming retailers, Google is focusing on cloud gaming.
Leakster, Bryant Chappel seems to be the first to notice the change. He found that the change wasn’t limited to Stadia, Google’s own cloud gaming service. The feature also appears to be available for cloud gaming from platforms such as Amazon Luna, Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now, he said.
Of course, there are still limitations to this function. Users first need to log in to an account associated with these cloud gaming services. Otherwise, they will be directed to the registration page, and there may still be many intermediate prompts. Also, the feature doesn’t seem to work with all games. But for Stadia and Xbox Cloud Gaming, at least with one click in Google search results, you can navigate to your favourite cloud gaming service website, select your game, and press the “you’ll find there” Start Game button.
It’s unclear when or if Google will roll out the feature in full. The feature appears to have been on and off over the past few months. Or at least, Google keeps manipulating the criteria for accessing this feature. Chappell confirms that he still sees Google’s tests at his home in Austin, Texas. There are speculations that Google is using this feature to conduct A/B tests to see how people react.