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Google News in-app translation is broken

Google News in-app translation is broken

With everything going on in the world lately, it can be hard to keep up with it all. Google News can be great help there, with the app supporting features like curated stories, daily briefings, and a dark theme. Google even added support for displaying content in two languages together within the feed last year. But it's not all good news, because the in-app translation feature is currently borked.

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Android stability flaw is causing some phones (mostly Pixels) to freeze up completely

Android stability flaw is causing some phones (mostly Pixels) to freeze up completely

Several of us at AP, myself included, have noticed a concerning stability issue on Google Pixel devices in recent weeks that causes the whole system UI to become unresponsive. According to the many replies to Artem's tweet on the subject (below), users of phones from other OEMs also complain about the issue, so it might be a more widespread Android bug rather than one limited to Google-made devices.

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[Update: Fixed] Google broke the Play Store's Updates tab

[Update: Fixed] Google broke the Play Store's Updates tab

Google wouldn't be Google if it didn't break stuff from time to time. If you've been wondering why your Updates tab in the Play Store app is blank, rest assured knowing that you're not alone; it's an issue affecting pretty much everyone.

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[Update: Fixed] The My Verizon app is causing call delays on Android 10 devices

[Update: Fixed] The My Verizon app is causing call delays on Android 10 devices

It's not atypical for new OS releases to have teething issues, and Android 10 is no different... at least for Verizon users. Those on Big Red who just updated to the latest Android software have been experiencing severe call delays on their Pixels, and it turns out that the My Verizon app is to blame. The issue can be alleviated by revoking some permissions or deleting the app altogether.

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Chromebooks were mistakenly telling users that their updates were about to dry up

Chromebooks were mistakenly telling users that their updates were about to dry up

Chrome OS's Dev and Canary update channels bring the latest features before they hit the stable track, but at the expense of bugs and other issues. Many who use Dev/Canary have probably experienced a mini-heart attack upon seeing a "Final software update" message within the past week, but rest assured — it was just an unfortunate bug that's since been fixed.

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[Update: New OTA rolling out] Some Pixel phones are bootlooping on Q Beta 4, but a factory reset fixes things

[Update: New OTA rolling out] Some Pixel phones are bootlooping on Q Beta 4, but a factory reset fixes things

Android Q Beta 4 came out earlier today, and though there don't seem to be as many new things as with prior Beta releases, it's nice to have notification swiping as God intended and the rotation lock button back. However, it's not all good news; some people are reporting issues with bootlooping when attempting to update to Q Beta 4, primarily those with Pixel 2 XLs.

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

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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You can't silence or block notifications for Messages on Android Q Beta 3

You can't silence or block notifications for Messages on Android Q Beta 3

Every beta version of any software brings on a slew of bugs and issues, but Android Q's most recent Beta 3 has been even more frustrating than usual. We've covered several issues with it, but there are also some changes that we don't know how to categorize. Bugs? New features? Half-baked transitions? One of them is the disappearance of notification snoozing and now we've noticed another baffling change: you can't silence or control priority for notifications from Messages.

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

[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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