Tag: Google Pixel 3a XL

August 2019 security patch now rolling out to Pixel phones and Essential Phone

Right on schedule, the August 2019 security patch is now available for Pixel smartphones. This is the second month in a row without a security patch for the Pixel C tablet. As usual, the August 2019 security patch fixes several vulnerabilities found in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository. These vulnerabilities range from moderate […]

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Google explains why the Pixel 3a has a headphone jack

Last week when Google announced the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL would include the headphone jack, I nearly pulled my hamstring jumping for joy. While the news is still good, Google’s official reasoning is dubious. When interviewed at Google I/O 2019, product manager Soniya Jobanputra said “We really felt that consumers at this price […]

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We asked, you told us: The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are hot, but need work

After months of rumors (and possible delays), Google officially unveiled the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL at its annual developer conference. As expected, these two handsets share many attributes with the company’s premium smartphones, but at a more affordable price point. Now that we’ve had the phones in-hand for several days now, we decided […]

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