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July security bulletins, OTAs, and factory images for Pixel and Nexus devices posted

Another month, another set of security updates. At the same time that Google is rolling out DP4 for Android P, the monthly security patches for existing Pixel and Nexus devices are also landing, with both full OTA images and factory images being posted. Interested in what's changed? The security bulletins for both July and Google's hardware are also live.

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Android P Developer Preview 4 is now available

It's showing up a little later than we expected, but the fourth Android P Developer Preview is rolling out today. It's available on the first and second generation Pixel phones as both a system image and an OTA file. However, the Android beta program updates aren't going out quite yet.

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Remember: You aren't just buying a phone, you're buying an accessory ecosystem

Pretty much the first question that I am half-jokingly asked once a new acquaintance discovers my profession is: What phone should I buy? In fact, when you boil it down, that's what most of this job really works out to. All this news, all these reviews, most everything we write is with the goal of educating our readers to answer that question for themselves. But one thing we often neglect to mention when you pick out a new phone is that you're buying a lot more than just one piece of hardware. 

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[Update: Rolling out in June OTA] Google has a fix for Pixel 2 XL proximity sensor issues, expect it 'in the coming months'

Back in October, we reported on a change in the Android 8.1 release that made the proximity sensor behave differently. Unlike before, it wouldn't turn Ambient Display off when you covered the sensor, something we saw even in 8.0 for the newer Pixel 2s. That may or may not have been intentional, but it seems there were also other issues relating to the proximity sensor in 8.1, more about which you can read in this mega thread on the Pixel User Community forum.

Many of the problems specifically affect the Pixel 2 XL, and range from the sensor being confused by things like screen protectors, causing 'always on' Ambient Display to turn off unexpectedly, to not being able to use the device at all during calls.

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Nexus and Pixel factory images, OTAs, and security bulletin for June are up

Each month Google releases security updates and fixes for both Android in general, and its most recent first-party hardware. This month is no exception. OTAs and factory images for Nexus and Pixel devices are now live, as is this month's security bulletin, functional patches for which seem to include a fix for the Pixel 2 XL's proximity sensor issues

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Google may have a Snapdragon 710-powered mid-range Pixel phone in the works

We only just learned of the Snapdragon 710 a little over a week ago, but OEMs always learn of these things far before us consumers. According to a tweet by Roland Quandt of WinFuture, Google may be using the new mid-range chipset from Qualcomm in the rumored mid-range Pixel phone.

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Google's Pixel 3 could use the same manufacturer as the iPhone (also, there's a notch)

Since days of yore, Google has worked with other OEMs to build its phones. The first set of Pixels was manufactured by HTC; the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, HTC and LG, respectively — not to mention the entire Nexus line. That's seemingly set to change with this year's pair, though: Google could be partnering with iPhone-building Taiwanese firm Foxconn to manufacture the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

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Alleged Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL glass screen protectors leak with notch and unusual sensor cutouts

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are due later this year, but there haven't been any leaks yet. While there still aren't any leaks of the actual phones, a new image depicts what appear to be screen protectors for the upcoming Pixel phones. The XL is notch city, but both covers have some odd cutouts for sensors and/or cameras.

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Method discovered to unlock bootloader on 2016 Verizon Pixels

One of the nice things about Google's phones has always been that you could unlock the bootloaders to flash ROMs or official system images. However, Verizon isn't cool with that, so Pixels sold by the carrier don't support bootloader unlocking. Or do they? An XDA poster has discovered a method for unlocking the bootloader on first-gen Verizon Pixels, and it's not even very complicated.

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[Deal Alert] Mophie Juice Pack cases are up to 74% off from Verizon

When it comes to hauling around additional juice for our phones, most people simply use external battery packs, but some people swear by battery cases. If you're part of the latter group, Verizon is offering some pretty sizable discounts on Mophie Juice Pack cases for a variety of phones, bringing prices down to as low as $25.99.

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