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Pixel 4's Live HDR+ and Dual Exposure Control won't come to Pixel 3 and 3a

The Pixel 4 has some impressive new camera tricks up its sleeve, such as live HDR+ previews and Dual Exposure Controls, that should help you shoot even more stunning images than you could with its predecessors. Even though these features seem like they must be purely software-related, apparently they aren't. That's why they won't come to the older Pixels, as Google has just stated on Twitter.

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Some Pixel users are seeing a 4G icon instead of LTE, but Google is working on a fix

With the latest Android 10 October security patch, some people using Pixel phones in the US have seen their LTE icon switch to 4G. This change is also visible in network settings, where it says 4G instead of LTE when you're choosing a connectivity preference. Since there's a lot of confusion about what exactly the difference between the two standards is, people used to seeing LTE instead of 4G have been concerned that their connection may have been downgraded. As it turns out, the whole gallimaufry was an unintended change of terminology, not a switch of the actual network, and Google has both a workaround to offer and a proper fix in the works.

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Preferred Care insurance for the Pixel 4 gets a price hike

The introduction of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL into Google's phone portfolio brings some crosswinds to the current support structure for existing Pixels. If you've ordered yours with the Google Store and paired it with Preferred Care, you'll want to take note of some price changes.

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Pixel 4's astrophotography mode is coming to Pixel 3 and 3a

One of the coolest things about the newly-announced Pixel 4 is its enhanced Night Sight mode that allows for some impressive shots of the night sky. If astrophotography is your main reason for considering an upgrade from the Pixel 3 or 3a, though, you might want to pump the brakes. Google's confirmed that the functionality is making its way to the previous generation of Pixel devices.

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Google Pixels and Essential Phone pick up first Android 10 monthly patches

In keeping with tradition, monthly security patches for Android are being released for Pixel phones starting today, with one twist: this is the first time we've gotten a monthly update since Android 10 landed. (The "C3" presumably bugfix release last month doesn't count.) That means a whole pile of functional patches is also included, fixing everything from sensor calibration to potential bootloops, memory drains, and missing notifications.

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The Pixel 3 is at its lowest price ever ($391) on Rakuten right now

In the run-up to the October 15 event that will see the launch of the next generation of the Google Pixel smartphones, prices of the older devices are dropping. The price of the Pixel 3 has now come down to $391 for the 64GB model on Rakuten — that's nearly $70 less than the listed price of $460. You can save by using the code SAVE15 on the site while ordering.

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128GB Pixel 3 on sale at lowest price of $440 ($80 off)

We're just over a week out from Google's fall hardware launch and, for bargain hunters, that means it's time to search out some opportunities. So, if you want a Pixel 3 for a fair price, you might want to consider looking at this Rakuten deal for a 128GB unit.

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[Update: Changelog, OTA] Google's already releasing an Android 10 update for the Pixel 3 and 3a

Most Google Pixel owners know that Android 10 has been available for their devices since early September. Today some of those handsets are already being updated, as users with the Pixel 3, 3a, and their XL variants have been waking up to notifications that a new Android release is already available.

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Buy a Pixel 3 for $500 at Best Buy, get a Nest Hub for free

There have been a lot of great deals on both the Pixel 3 and the Nest Hub lately, as an improved version of one is on the way and has already arrived of the other. Now, we've got a sweet deal on both at once: if you pick up a $500 Pixel 3 at Best Buy, the retailer will toss in a Nest Hub for free.

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Google Assistant is getting new voices in nine more languages

Google Assistant offers 11 (yes, eleven) different English voices in the US, but the rest of the world doesn't get as wide a selection. However, Google is now adding more voices in nine more languages, including English (India), English (UK), German, and French.

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