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January 2020 patches land for Google Pixels, including low-brightness fix for Pixel 4 XL

Google Pixel security patch updates have been nothing short of a wreck since late 2019. There was the delayed November patch for the Pixel 4/4XL, Pixel launcher crashes on some devices following the December patch that was ultimately put on hold, and a very slow rollout for the first Pixel feature drip drop. To help clean up the mess, Google is rolling out its promised cumulative update that combines December and January patches into one.

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Pixel 3a, revisited: Android 10 makes this an even better budget phone

The Pixel 3a was Android Police's Smartphone of the Year, and for good reason. It marked Google's return to the budget phone arena, which it left after the Nexus 5X and 6P were retired in 2016. More importantly, the 3a is just a really good phone, with decent performance and one of the best cameras in the smartphone world.

In light of the Pixel 3a's recent update to Android 10, and the impending release of its sequel, we thought it was a good time to check in again on the 3a. In what will likely be a surprise to no one, Android 10 makes it better than ever.

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Automatic Call Screening is coming to all Pixel phones on Android 10 'over the coming weeks'

Google announced a slew of updates as part of the first Pixel feature drop yesterday, among them the ability to automatically screen calls from unknown numbers on the Pixel 4. It looks like this option won't stay limited to the latest phone in the lineup for a long time, as Business Insider cites Google saying that it'll "roll out to all Pixel devices with Android 10 over the coming weeks."

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Tip: Double tap the Live Caption overlay to see more lines of text

Live Caption is one of the most interesting features introduced on the Pixel 4, and it's great that it's coming to the Pixel 3 and 3a line, as well. By default, it only shows you two lines of live-transcribed text, which might be enough in most circumstances. But if you ever need to see more context, you can double tap the overlay to make it display eight lines of text.

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Pixel 3a and 3a XL $50 off at multiple retailers, starting at $350

With Google's October 15 event inching closer, the company keeps discounting its current-gen devices. While we're not expecting to see a Pixel 3a successor this month, Google's budget line is also now seeing a price drop of $50 across Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo. The 3a is going for $350 at these retailers and the 3a XL will set you back $430.

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The Pixel 3a is a surprisingly tough plastic phone, survives JerryRigEverything's bend test

Any time a new phone is released, we wait with bated breath for JerryRigEverything to try to destroy it for our viewing pleasure. Google's new Pixel 3a was his latest victim — and despite its plastic build, the phone passed Zack's durability test with flying colors.

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Photos of Pixel 3a packaging leak, possible US price points rumored

Brandon Lee over at This is Tech Today was able to snag a couple of packaging photos of the long-awaited (and long-leaked) Pixel 3a. Together with some snapshots of the stereotypical white cardboard box, we also get some additional confirmation for a few specs, as well as potential US price points — and they're a whole lot lower than previous estimates based on leaked European pricing.

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