Google Promises to Fix Pixel 3 Photo Saving

Pixel Stand WHAT IS IT? After taking a photo using Google Camera, it would sometimes fail to properly save and be lost forever. Last week, at the Pixel 3 launch event Google launched these two devices with major changes that their predecessors.

For now, not many users have reported the Pixel 3 XL's multiple notch problem, so it does not appear to be widespread.

We've long had fast wireless charging pads on the market, but now that Google is back in the wireless charging game, there's a bit of controversy going on around how the company is limiting charging on its devices. Thing is, you'd be missing out on a really, really, really good phone. That is a significant problem and one that seems to be quite widespread, as you can see a lot of complaints on social networks and sites like Reddit.

The Pixel 3 has an OLED screen, which is largely considered to be superior to LCD, as it can deliver pure blacks and greater contrast between colours.

From the consumers perspective, it means that youd need to buy a new fast wireless charger that is approved to work with the Google Pixel 3 if you want to reach the 10W charging speeds.

The good folks over at XDA Developers have tinkered around with the Pixel 3/33 XL's Night Sight Mode, and have demonstrated its abilities in some latest camera samples.

There are plenty of other problems beyond those, and they range in severity from minor issues you'll barely notice to huge problems that might drive you insane. But we're not done yet. And for older smartphones, it allows Google to bring newer features back to its older devices, like it is doing today with the Google Camera update.

A document filed with the FCC suggests that Google could be launching a revamped version of its Chromecast device, which lets users stream content on their TV. I'm talking to you Apple.

Did you spot another deal we missed? You just gotta look past that notch.

The Pixel Stand even has tie-ins with security gadgets like Nest's Video Doorbell, so that anytime the camera senses motion, it will automatically send the video feed straight to your phone, assuming it's sitting on a Pixel Stand. With that in mind, this bug sort of reads like Google trolling its most avid fans. Google's brief statement doesn't mention that the update will be sent to any specific model, but the company did tell Android Police on Monday that the fix will be heading to all three generations of Pixel handsets. First, the number 2 smartphone vendor in the world, Huawei, has already released new phones that pack powerful next-gen 7nm chips. Configuring the Pixel Stand is also kind of annoying because everything is handled by the app, you can only access the Pixel Stand's settings when the phone is actually sitting on the charger. That's not an excuse for limiting the charging speed, though.

Out of all this though, there's one thing that feels truly shady. What happens is that Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are exclusive Verizon phones, which basically means that Verizon is the only operator in the United States with the right to sell these devices. They are also Qi supported wireless charging devices, Qi being the industry standard. It doesn't interfere with the way I use the phone.

But when compared to its less sophisticated brethren, the Pixel Stand serves as a reminder that wireless chargers can do more than just fill up your battery. Google devotes as much time and other resources to developing its flagship phones as other top vendors, and yet Pixel sales are consistently far lower than rival flagships for a few important reasons.

Google's current smart speaker line-up includes the Google Home, budget Home Mini and the Home Max.


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