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Pixel 5a makes a stop at the FCC before heading to your pocket

Pixel 5a makes a stop at the FCC before heading to your pocket

Google's anticipated Pixel 5a 5G has just been spotted at the FCC, revealing a few key details as well as some anticipated timing. In addition to confirming three specific model numbers for the phone with varied carrier band support, the timing quite clearly indicates that a launch for the new mid-ranger should be happening soon.

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Possible Pixel 5a camera sample raises some interesting hardware questions about Google's next phone

Possible Pixel 5a camera sample raises some interesting hardware questions about Google's next phone

In demonstrating advances with its HDR image capture technique, Google may have tilted its sleeve a bit too far to reveal what may be a camera sample from the upcoming Pixel 5a.

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Google is working on a fix for poor Netflix quality on Pixel phones caused by Widevine bug

Google is working on a fix for poor Netflix quality on Pixel phones caused by Widevine bug

Some Pixel owners have noticed over the last couple of monthly updates that their phones have lost Widevine L1 status, falling to L3 and rendering them incapable of playing back some DRM-protected content at high quality. More simply, that means they can't play HD content in apps and services like Netflix. By far the majority of devices are not affected and the cause isn't immediately clear. Google tells us it's aware of these reports and working on a fix, and devices from other manufactures may also be affected.

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Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G dual SIM support has been improved in March update

Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G dual SIM support has been improved in March update

Monday's feature drop for the Pixel phones included a fun nugget that wasn't in the official changelog: it appears you can now use both a physical SIM card and an eSIM on 5G networks at the same time. Previously users who had both installed and operational were limited to LTE speeds, even if their carrier had 5G service in the area.

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