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Today only, Pixel 3 and 3 XL are half off with activation on Google Fi

It's Google Fi's birthday (🎉), and to celebrate, the carrier is blowing out Pixel 3 phones. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are half off for new and existing customers, which means you can snag one for as low as $399 — but the deal is only valid today, April 22.

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Google Store Easter discounts in Europe include up to €250 off a Pixel 3

Given that AP is a US-based site, we don't often post about deals for other countries. However, the Google Store is offering some interesting deals for Easter in some European countries. The headline here is €250 off of a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, though there are also some deals on Home/Chromecast products.

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[Update: Google comes through] Passive aggressive level: $9,000 — Instead of a refund, Google sent someone 10 pink Pixel 3s

Every large company has its fair share of customer service issues, but Google seems to always find the most perplexing ways to screw up. Case in point, one Reddit user has posted a story in hopes of getting Google's attention. After returning a defective Pixel 3, Google didn't issue a refund. Instead, it sent ten Pixels when the user bought a replacement.

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Google Camera 6.2 adds AI kissing detection for the Pixel 3 [APK Download]

Along with a huge notch on the XL variant, the Pixel 3 brought a lot of interesting camera features. Night Sight and Super Res Zoom are nothing short of magic (well, until you compare them to the Huawei P30), Top Shot is a godsend for those who are always a little late or early in tapping the shutter, and Photobooth is a nice addition for group and candid shots. Starting with version 6.2 of Google Camera, Photobooth can also detect kissing.

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[Update: Independent confirmation] T-Mobile may start carrying the Pixel 3, 3 XL, 3a, and 3a XL

Google got in bed with Verizon to launch the Pixel lineup in 2016, and Big Red has been Google's exclusive carrier partner ever since. However, a new report claims that T-Mobile is about to get its chance to sell Google's latest Android phones. That suggests T-Mobile could have more Pixel phones in the future.

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Belkin's Boost Up wireless chargers make the Pixel Stand look like a good deal

Google was among the first companies to embrace wireless charging in the days of plastic flagship phones, but it ditched the feature when metal became trendy. Now that the Pixel 3 and 3XL are glass, wireless charging is in again. Google even unveiled its own fancy wireless charger alongside the 2018 Pixels. However, those phones only fast charge wirelessly with Google's custom technology. Google sought to cool tempers over the Pixel Stand's $80 price tag by pointing out that other companies would license its custom fast charging standard. Belkin was the first, and still only, company to do so.

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[Update] Amazon-guaranteed Pixel 3 and 3 XL refurbs start at $459 and $509

If you've been looking to pick up a Google Pixel 3 or 3 XL for cheap this week, you might not have been pleased with the offers from some of the safer retail options out there. The Google Store had $200 discounts on the phones as recently as a couple weeks ago. Well, it's Amazon to the rescue as it has put its name behind a batch of refurbished, unlocked units and you may be able to snatch one for as low as $450.

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[Update: OTAs arriving] A patch for Android Q Beta 2 is available for download, OTAs coming soon

Android Q Beta 2 brought with it a lot of new features, though it's not surprising that some stuff is being broken given that it is a beta. Google today announced a patch for Q Beta 2, and factory and OTA images are available for installation right now. OTAs will roll out within the next 24 hours.

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[Update: It now has full DSDS support] Android Q brings half-baked dual-SIM support to the Pixel 3

Google has embedded eSIM capability into its Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 handsets, so users could choose between using a physical chip or a virtual one. Unfortunately, the option was limited to registering one or the other on the network, but not both at the same time. With Android Q, the company is bringing (limited) dual-SIM support to its latest flagship, so you can simultaneously connect both the physical and eSIM to the cell towers.

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[Update: OTAs rolling out] Android Q Beta 2 downloads are available for installation now

In keeping with the initially projected schedule, Android Q Beta 2 has just been released for human consumption. While we all wait for the Beta Program OTAs to roll out, the impatient can get an edge on the rest of us by sideloading the already available OTA images or manually flashing the factory images.

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