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[Update: OTAs begin] August updates for Pixels, Android Security Bulletin are now live

It's the 5th of the month of August 2019 and that means Google is pushing out a bunch of updates for your Android device. The latest Android Security Bulletin has been issued along with the latest Pixel Update Bulletin. For the most part, it's a quiet run this time around prior to the official launch of Android Q, though Pixel 3a and 3a XL users might see some more battery savings with this update.

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The Pixel 3 can't 'shake' all these user complaints of stuttering camera performance

Over the last six months or so, reports regarding a shaking/stuttering/vibrating issue with the smaller Pixel 3's camera have been building up, with hundreds of replies accumulating among threads discussing the issue at Google's Pixel Help forums, as well as other venues. By all appearances, this is a hardware problem, and for whatever reason, the smaller Pixel 3 is more likely to experience it.

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The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are $300 off at Google and Amazon

After the 3a's release and with rumors around a fourth generation's announcement, the Pixel 3 hasn't been getting a lot of attention lately. However, it remains a more powerful device than its cheaper sibling, and thanks to a $300 price drop, both the Pixel 3 and 3 XL could worth considering, as they've just dropped to $500 and $600, respectively.

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Pixel 3, 3a owners with Google Fi device protection can now get same-day screen repairs at uBreakiFix

Google Fi subscribers who own a Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, or Pixel 3a XL and have opted into paying a few dollars per month for device protection have gained a nice perk if they so happen to drop their phones and crack their display: the carrier has announced that if customers are approved for a screen repair claim, they may opt to take their phone to a uBreakiFix location for same-day service.

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The best Prime Day deals on smartphones

A phone can be among the most expensive purchases in a given year, so it's good to pick one up on sale or at a discount, and Prime Day is the perfect time to snag one. From Pixels to Galaxy phones, and the substantially discounted Nokia 9 PureView and LG G8, now is the time to pick one up, so here's a list of phones discounted this Prime Day.

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Prime Day Pixel deal: Pixel 3 for $539 on Amazon

Google's budget Pixel 3a phones might be getting most of the attention right now, but the slightly older Pixel 3 is a better device in most ways. It's also twice as expensive... unless it's Prime Day. The Pixel 3 is currently down to $539, a $260 discount.

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[Update: Now for all Pixels] Android Q Beta 5 has a new dark boot screen

One of the rumored additions in Android Q Beta 5 was a dark boot screen on Pixel devices, which would address a common complaint that rebooting your phone at night flashes you with a bright light. The feature has made an appearance in the latest beta, but not for all devices.

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Check your email: Google is discounting the Pixel 3 by $300 for some

Though it's been out for nine months now, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are still excellent choices for those in the market for a new flagship phone. And because of its age, some pretty good discounts are starting to appear. The Google Store is currently offering $300 off the 3/3 XL, meaning that you can get a brand-new Pixel 3 for as little as $499.

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[Update: OTA rolling out] Pixel monthly security updates for July are now available for download

It's the first Monday of the month, and that means the latest Pixel security patches are here. In addition to the general security fixes we usually anticipate — and which make Pixel ownership so great for the security-conscious — this month comes with a small pile of Pixel-specific functional patches, too, including further improvements to "OK Google" hotword detection (following last month's), fixes for issues ranging from "stuck" boot to black screens, and other tweaks.

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Magisk dev finally achieves root on Android Q for the Pixel 3

Along with many other security-related updates, Android Q also changed how system partitions work for the Pixel 3 and 3a to allow the seamless installation of Generic System Images through dynamic system updates and improve general system safety. A side effect of these new logical partitions is a complete shift in the way root access can be enabled. Previously, Magisk developer John Wu stated that this would mean that Android Q couldn't be rooted on newer devices for quite some time going forward. But as always, Wu surpassed himself and announced that he achieved the first working full root on a Pixel 3XL running Android Q Beta 4.

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