The Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL – All Latest Updates & News

[Update: November 17, 2018]

Google Pixel 3 Lite Leaks With Snapdragon 670 and 3.5mm headphone jack

Google Pixel 3 Lite Leaks With Snapdragon 670 and 3.5mm headphone jack in Tow

The notorious Russian tech blog Rozetked has leaked a series of images showing Google mid-range phone called Pixel Lite. As you can see, the phone appears to have large bezels on all four sides of the display, and sports a 3.5mm headphone jack, unlike the flagship Pixel 3 phones.

Google Pixel Lite Specification

According to the publication, the Pixel 3 Lite sports a 5.56-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels. It is said to be powered by a Snapdragon 670 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, and a 2,915 mAh battery.



[Update: November 16, 2018]

Google Says It Will Fix Pixel 3 XL’s Buzzing, Speaker Distortion in Upcoming Update

Google Says It Will Fix Pixel 3 XL’s Buzzing, Speaker Distortion in Future Update

Google says that it will fix the buzzing and static noises in Pixel 3 XL’s front speakers. As publicized by many users, there is a distinct buzzing, static, or distorted sounds emitting from the speakers.

This issue seems to affect only Pixel 3 XL and not the smaller Pixel 3. It’s likely that the issue is caused by a hardware problem, but a Google representative has confirmed that this bug will be fixed in a software update soon.

Google confirmed to Android Police that a fix is incoming for the distorted audio and buzzing whine that some users are experiencing.



[Update: November 16, 2018]

Google Phone Gets Dark Mode To Match Contacts App

Image: 9to5Google

After Google Contacts, the Google Phone app has now also received the dark theme with version 26 update. It brings along the same dark background and pastel icons to the app, which looks stunning!

How to enable Dark Mode in Google Phones?

To enable the dark mode, open the app and hop into the ‘Settings > Display Options’ and toggle the ‘dark mode’ option to apply the new theme.


[Update: November 16, 2018]

Google’s Screen Call Feature Is Also Rolling out to Pixel 2 Now

Google’s Screen Call Feature Is Also Rolling out to Pixel 2 Now

It looks like Google has started rolling out the AI-powered Screen Call feature to Pixel 2, 2 XL smartphones. The same has been confirmed by a Redditor who posted a screenshot of the Screen Call feature working on his Pixel 2.

The update is not yet available for Pixel 2 users, though. So, it looks like it’s a staged rollout.

What is Screen Call Feature?

The Screen Call feature, in case you don’t know, lets the Google Assistant answer your incoming calls to ask what the caller wants, and lets you decide if you to pick up the call. It can hold full conversations with those who call you and responds as per your instructions.



[Update: November 7, 2018]

November Security Patch for Pixel and Nexus Devices is Out Now

November Security Patch for Pixel and Nexus Devices is Out Now

Google has released the November security patch for the Pixel and Nexus devices, which brings fixes for 17 security vulnerabilities alongside some functional improvements.

Specifically, the November update introduces ‘improved stability for notifications’ for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 duo, aside from enhancing the performance of picture-in-picture mode.

Factory images and OTA files for the compatible Pixel and Nexus devices (Nexus 5X and 6P) are now available on the official Google Developers website. Moreover, the November security patch has also been rolled out for the Essential Phone.


[Update: November 6, 2018]

Google to Fix Pixel 3’s RAM Management Issue

Google to Fix Pixel 3’s RAM Management Issue

It was recently reported that the Pixel 3’s aggressive memory management automatically closes some background apps and also causes the camera app to malfunction.

Google has now acknowledged the issue and has promised to fix the Pixel 3’s memory management bug via an update that will be rolled out ‘in the coming weeks’.

“We’re rolling out a software update in the coming weeks to keep background apps from being prematurely closed in certain situations”, a Google spokesperson was quoted as saying by 9to5Google.



[Update: November 2, 2018]

Official TWRP Support Now Available for The Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL

Official TWRP Support Now Available for The Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL
Image: Digitpol

The Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL have gotten official TWRP support, making it easier for modders and DIY enthusiasts to install custom ROMs on them.

Do note that MTP and ADB do not currently work, so you’ll need to connect a flash drive to the Type-C port to transfer files.

How to download the official TWRP for the Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL?

You can download the official TWRP 3.2.3-0 for Pixel 3 & for Pixel 3 XL from XDA. You can also install it using the official TWRP app available on Google Play (free).


[Update: November 3, 2018]

Google Pixel USB-C Earbuds Let You Reply to all Notifications Without Looking at the Screen

Google Pixel USB-C Earbuds Let You Reply to all Notifications Without Looking at the Screen

Google has smartly designed the Pixel earbuds that come bundled in the box of the Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL and you can use them to speak to the Google Assistant without having to unlock the screen.

A more interesting feature is the ability to listen and reply to notifications directly. And you can also use the earbuds for real-time translation using Google Translate.

Customizing the Google Pixel USB-C Earbuds

You can choose the apps from which you want to hear these notifications and reply while letting your phone to stay inside your pocket.


Courtesy:

AndroidPolice

Beebom

Google

Rozetked


Naeem Javid

Naeem Javid Muhammad Hassani is working as Deputy Conservator of Forests in Balochistan Forest & Wildlife Department (BFWD). He is the CEO of Tech Urdu (techurdu.net) Forestrypedia (forestrypedia.com), All Pak Notifications (allpaknotifications.com), Essayspedia, etc & their YouTube Channels). He is an Environmentalist, Blogger, YouTuber, Developer & Vlogger.

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