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Android Q to get customizable styles and clocks, but they're not live yet

Android Q is nearing a stable release, but there are still tidbits of new information surfacing. Back in July, when Google accidentally pushed an internal test build to the public, XDA Developers found hints that the latest OS version could support advanced customization options for Pixels. They should allow owners to choose clocks, styles, wallpapers, and more. In Beta 6, some users saw evidence that this could indeed end up in the final release when they got the Settings suggestion to "Customize your Pixel." Tapping it leads to the pre-installed wallpaper app for now, though.

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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 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 phones gaining ability to talk to 911 operators, even when you're not able to

We saw it hinted in an APK Teardown, now, Google has announced a new emergency calling feature for the Phone app that will come to a select number of Android devices, including Pixels. It will let users indicate if they need police, fire, or medical assistance without the need to physically say so. The company envisions this new feature to be essential in situations where the caller isn't able or might not want to talk.

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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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Google Sounds for Pixels gets a dark mode, lets you manually add ringtones [APK Download]

Launched in December of 2018, Google Sounds is the company's replacement for the default ringtone picker on Android. It's like Google Wallpapers, but for sounds. The app has now received an update to version 2.1, which brings two important changes: a dark mode and the option to manually add ringtones.

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The Pixel 3a XL will come with a $100 Amazon gift card on Prime Day

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are already a great deal with a starting price of $400 and the best camera available on a smartphone. It's getting even better on Amazon Prime Day, though. Amazon will throw in a $100 Amazon gift card with purchase of a 3a XL. You can get a deal on the more expensive Pixel 3 phones, too.

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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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Google Camera takes page from iPhone playbook, preps wide-gamut imaging — maybe to debut on Pixel 4

The camera in Google's Pixels has always taken some of the best photos in the world of smartphones, but they might be getting some expanded color chops soon — if not in existing hardware, then maybe in the Pixel 4. Google may be gearing up to add P3 wide color gamut support to the Pixel's first-party Google Camera app. According to some code dug up and enabled by developer cstark27 and subsequently tested by XDA Developers, Google has already integrated at least some of the required changes, and they were able to turn it on for testing.

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Google teased the Pixel 4 like it's coming out soon — it'd be better if it were (opinion)

Earlier today Google pushed out a teaser for its upcoming Pixel 4, finally showing off the phone we all knew existed in an official capacity. But however much we might see of the phone now, we still have a long wait ahead of us. Google's Pixels have always been launched in October. And frankly, sticking to that schedule again this year is a terrible idea.

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