Tag: Google Pixel 3a

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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The stats are in and they say people like cheaper phones. Gee, what a surprise.

Opinion post by C. Scott Brown Around the world, there are a plethora of mid-range smartphone options available. Cheap phones that still don’t skimp on specs and features are on offer from companies such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and more. However, most of those phones are unavailable in the United States. Here in the U.S., […]

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July 2019 security patch now rolling out to Pixel and Essential phones (Update)

Update, July 1, 2019 (2:10 pm ET): Essential has started rolling out the July Security patch to the Essential Phone. Unfortunately, it appears as though this month’s firmware update only includes vulnerability fixes and nothing extra. Original post, July 1, 2019 (1:25 pm ET): Likely because it’s a holiday week in the U.S., Google has begun […]

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