Google has launched its first affordable Pixel phones today as the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL. These devices have been rumored for a long time and they were finally unveiled today. The company’s design team has also revealed that these are not one-off devices and that Google will make more affordable Pixel phones in the future.
In the market for a new Pixel 3 smartphone? Google has just the offer for you. The company is celebrating the fourth birthday of Project Fi today and as part of the celebration, it’s offering the Pixel 3 handsets for half off. As is the case with any promotion, there are some caveats that you should be aware of.
Verizon has been Google’s exclusive carrier partner for its Pixel smartphones since 2016. Things might change this year as a new report claims that T-Mobile could soon start selling the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. This may open the door for future Pixel smartphones to land on T-Mobile as well in addition to Verizon.
Google has been making its own Pixel smartphones for a couple of years. They have become quite popular with customers and it appears that most of the people who are shifting to a Google Pixel handset are jumping ship from Samsung. This according to a new study published by Counterpoint Research.
Even though it has been almost five months since Google released the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the company’s mail-in repair center did not accept the new devices. This would make it difficult to get the device repaired from the company were it to get damaged. That finally changes today as the company’s mail-in repair center now accepts Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
There’s no shortage of HDR content on Netflix but the feature is only available on limited devices that have displays which can take advantage of the extended color gamut on the video streaming service. Netflix maintains a list of devices with HDR compatibility and while it hasn’t been updated to reflect this, it appears that the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have seemingly picked up Netflix HDR support.
Multiple reports have claimed that Google has “Lite” models of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in development. It appears that the company will be launching them early next year. A new report claims that Google is going to launch the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Lite on Verizon in Spring 2019.
The internet search giant announced its Google One paid cloud storage service earlier this year. It meant to separate the free version of Google Drive from this paid offering, which is essentially what Google One is, a paid version of Drive with a few more options. Those who subscribe to the service now stand to save a good chunk of money on the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
RCS, the new standard of text messaging that will ultimately replace SMS for Android phones, will finally be rolling out on Verizon tomorrow. However, support will be limited to a couple of devices – the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL to be precise. The carrier does say that it will eventually bring this functionality to other devices on its network in the future.
The Pixel 2 was the first major smartphone from Google to have support for eSIM. The company today announced that it’s expanding Pixel 3 eSIM support to more carriers across the globe. The eSIM technology makes getting wireless service as simple as turning on the smartphone. It eliminates the need for going to a store just to get a SIM card and then having to insert it in the device.
There have been a few complaints recently from Pixel 3 owners about SMS text messages disappearing for now apparent reason. Google has now acknowledged that this issue does affect some Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 handsets. The company is developing a fix which should be out in the near future to quash this bug for good.
It’s not uncommon for new devices to have issues that need to be ironed out with quick fixes but the Pixel 3 appears to have more than its fair share of such issues. A few reports of issues with the Pixel 3 include overheating while charging, aggressively killing background apps or issues with the Pixel stand. Some owners are now claiming that their text messages are vanishing for no apparent […]
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have received good reviews at launch but there are some issues that Google has been ironing out ever since the devices were launched. The memory management issue was first spotted about a week ago and Google has acknowledged it now. The company says that the Pixel 3 memory issue fix will be released in the “coming weeks.”
Are you in the market for Google’s latest smartphone? If that’s the case, perhaps consider purchasing your new Pixel 3 from Best Buy. That’s because the retailer is offering a free Nest Cam with every purchase of a Google Pixel 3 smartphone. The Nest Cam Indoor camera that’s being offered as part of this promotion normally costs $199.99.