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Weekend poll: If you have a Pixel, have you tried Android Q?

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

The Android Q Beta 1 became available for Google's Pixel devices (including the 2016 Pixel) last Wednesday. As I hope most of our readers would be aware, this advance look at the upcoming release isn't quite ready for prime time, but I'm curious to know how many of our readers decided to take the plunge. If you've got a compatible device, have you flashed Android Q?

If you're concerned about the stability or quality of your software experience, I urge you to stay away from the Android Q betas until the formal stable release later this year — or at a minimum, you should wait until one of the later release candidates, these are very early days.

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Weekend poll: If you have a Pixel, have you tried Android Q? was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pixel Call Screen comes to Canada as a beta

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Announced along with the Pixel 3, Call Screen lets you screen phone calls before you answer them, using Google's Assistant AI to ask who the caller is and what they want. It's excellent for avoiding those pesky spam callers and interruptions from unknown numbers. Call Screen has been available on all generations of Pixels in the US for a couple of months, recently added volume controls to hear the caller and saved transcripts, and now the feature is launching in beta in Canada.

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Pixel Call Screen comes to Canada as a beta was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Q beta registration is going live

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Beta registration for Android Q is going live as we speak. Some have already been able to register their devices and receive OTAs, while others are still seeing the old landing page. Either way, if mucking about in ADB or unlocking your bootloader doesn't appeal to you, this method is a bit easier.

Those of us here at AP that have managed to register devices are reporting that the OTA downloads are as slow as molasses.

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Android Q beta registration is going live was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Q beta is rolling out today, supports all Pixel phones

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Some corners of the internet expected Android Q to arrive in beta form on Monday, but that didn't happen. Today is the day, though. Google has confirmed Q is rolling out to all Pixel phones, even the first gen devices. Get ready to dig into the new Android.

Details are still scarce—Google's blog post hasn't gone live yet. However, we're expecting Android Q to feature more foldable features, enhanced privacy tools, changes to the share menu (finally!), and a new floating settings panel UI.

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Android Q beta is rolling out today, supports all Pixel phones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s USB-C 18W charger drops below $15 ($20 off)

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Google's fast charger, originally designed to power up Pixel smartphones, has been available on the company's store since 2016. It's been selling for $35 ever since but Walmart and Amazon are currently offering it for less than $15, which is a fair bargain if you're looking to reduce your device's charging time.

As Google is forward-thinking, the cable comes with a USB-C port on each end, as well as a power adapter you can connect it to.

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Google's USB-C 18W charger drops below $15 ($20 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

LineageOS 16 Pie adds support for 2016 Pixels, Xiaomi Mi 8, and more

Monday, March 11th, 2019

After months of anticipation, the popular LineageOS custom ROM finally released a version based on Android 9 Pie last month. The project has already updated 30 devices to Pie, but now a few more have been added. Also, two phones now have official Oreo builds.

First, the 2016 Google Pixel (sailfish) and Pixel XL (marlin) have been updated to LineageOS 16, which is based on Android 9 Pie.

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LineageOS 16 Pie adds support for 2016 Pixels, Xiaomi Mi 8, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Smart Compose in Gmail now available to all Android devices, no longer a Pixel 3 exclusive

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Smart Compose is a useful addition to Gmail. Based on your email writing patterns and some commonly used phrases, it tries to predict what you will say next and surfaces it as a suggestion that you can simply accept. The feature began as an experimental feature on the desktop, then was added to G Suite accounts, but it wasn't until the October Pixel event that we learned it'd be coming to phones as a Pixel exclusive.

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Smart Compose in Gmail now available to all Android devices, no longer a Pixel 3 exclusive was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Pixel update screen now has dark mode, shows progress percentage for some

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Google is gradually bringing the dark theme to many of its apps and services, and the Pixel's update UI is the latest to receive it. Additionally, some are also seeing a percentage for the installation progress bar now while updating. It looks like Google's been implementing quite a few changes in this area recently.

Neither of these additions is brand-new, but many are spotting them for the first time thanks to the March security patch that was released earlier today.

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The Pixel update screen now has dark mode, shows progress percentage for some was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pixel 3 March OTA update may speed up the terribly slow camera

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Right on schedule, Google has just pushed out OTA and factory image downloads for the latest March updates to its Pixel line. Unlike last month, we've also got a pile of functional patches for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL which include improved storage performance and better "startup and responsiveness of [the] Camera app." Reports also indicate the update is rolling out already via the traditional means.

Camera performance on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, especially when it came to the multi-second app startup time, has become a sore point for many owners, on top of general complaints and reports of diminished performance.

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Pixel 3 March OTA update may speed up the terribly slow camera was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pixel phones can now toggle devices settings right from search results

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Slices are one of the lesser-known feature additions in Android Pie, offering shortcuts to features inside apps. You've probably seen them in the app drawer on Pixel devices. Now, Slices are popping up in another place. Google is using Slices to surface settings controls inside the search UI on Pixel phones—no more digging into the settings.

Let's say you want to turn the Bluetooth on or off. You could open the quick settings or poke around in the main system settings.

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Pixel phones can now toggle devices settings right from search results was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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