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Android Q Beta 3 seems to be breaking RCS messaging for some

It's not unusual for beta software to come with quirks, and we've recently discovered yet another in Android Q Beta 3: RCS messaging functionality previously present in Messages on Pixel 3 phones seems to have disappeared. RCS-enabled conversations have reverted to SMS, and the Chat features option has vanished from the app's settings.

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Google Photos doesn't let you remove a person from a shared album, but Google is working on a solution

You know how sometimes you use an app or service for years and don't notice some basic functionality is missing, until another user points it out or you try to find it for the first time. This happened yesterday with our very own Artem, who discovered a rather important omission from Google Photos: once you've shared an album with a user, you can't remove them from it.

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[Update: Should be fixed] Google Pay is broken for many in Android Q Beta 3

Beta releases tend to have bugs, and this latest one from Android Q Beta 3 might be a bit unfortunate for those of you who use contactless payments. Many on Beta 3 are reporting that Google Pay is broken, presumably because of a SafetyNet issue similar to the one from Android P DP4 last year.

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Battery optimization menu is crashing on Android Q Beta 3

A beta is by definition software that you shouldn't consider stable. When Google has trouble keeping bugs at bay even in its release software, we don't expect much from betas. But Android Q beta 3 is proving to be a little problematic — possibly even more so than Beta 2. The new gesture navigation is half-baked and breaking things left and right, snoozing for notifications has disappeared, and there's a bug that could cause you to disable your SIM card without intending to. All of these issues weren't there in Beta 2, and still we're discovering more problems as we go.

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OnePlus phones are constantly deleting speed dial contacts, but a fix is coming

Those of you with OnePlus phones who use speed dial may have noticed that your speed dial contacts would be erased every day. This is a widespread bug affecting multiple models and software versions, but OnePlus is already working on a fix for the next update.

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[Update: Fixed, APK Download] The Google Admin app is completely broken for many right now, and has been for weeks

Based on recent reports, as well as our own experiences here at Android Police, Google has broken its Google Admin app for G Suite administrators. Reports of the outage in angry Play Store reviews go back around two weeks, and at the time of writing, the G Suite Status Dashboard makes no mention of this ongoing problem.

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The Pixel 3's Ambient Display flashing bug is fixed in the April OTA

Google is kicking off April right with security updates for its Pixel phones. Bundled within this month's patches is a fix for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL's Ambient Display flashing issue, which has been plaguing some phones for months. Several other fixes are also mentioned in the update bulletin.

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The Galaxy S10's front-facing camera defaults to a 'cropped' view in third-party apps

Everyone's been talking about the clever wallpapers that are the product of the Galaxy S10's hole-punch front-facing camera setup, but it turns out that the front-facing camera itself is having some issues. In third-party apps, the S10 selfie cam's view is a lot more zoomed in than the camera's actual field-of-view.

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Galaxy S10+ appears to suffer major LTE signal and connectivity issues on some carriers

The Galaxy S10+ may be one of the best phones you can buy right now, but based on recent reports and our own testing, there's at least one metric where it falls behind: signal strength. It turns out that a combination of your carrier, the frequency you're connected to, and even going caseless can have a huge impact on the quality of its cellular connection, resulting in measurably lower signal strength compared to other recent phones in our testing.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 face unlock can be fooled by a photo, video, or even your sister

Samsung's latest Galaxy S10 might be our favorite phone right now, but you might want to be a little bit careful when it comes to setting up lockscreen security on it. Right now, you can fool it with a video of yourself played back on another phone, or even just a photo. In at least one case, even siblings have been able to trick it.

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