Android 10 will start rolling out to Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Besides that, the Essential PH1 also joins the Pixels in getting the update firsthand.
Google customer support representatives spoke to users regarding enquiries on when the Android 10 release date and confirmed that Android 10 will be rolled out to devices from September 3, just three days ahead of IFA 2019.
Several Pixel 3 units are now plagued with a camera issue. Users are reporting that the Pixel 3 camera is now stuttering and the images pictured are shaky. It's believed that the issue is happening because of a bug inside the Pixel 3 camera’s optical image stabilisation (OIS) system which also makes a noise when idle.
The response came from the official PixelCommunity who acknowledged the performance issues on the Pixel phones. Google said that after thorough analysis, it was able to conclude that the Digital Wellbeing app on Pixel doesn’t cause any performance issues but will soon roll out an update fix the issue.
Google Pixel owners are now reporting that Digital Wellbeing has been causing stutters and lag when running in the background. When the feature is turned off, the phones are said to run smoother than normal with some saying the difference is “night and day”.
Slices for Android has now been enabled on Android Pie Pixel phones and is expected to come to approximately 95 percent of all Android users dating back to Android 4.4. The feature lets Android users access various Settings-based toggles and adjustments right from Google Search or the Google app.
Google is now seeding its latest Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphone with an ability to play HDR-enabled content on Netflix. Some users have started to notice the HDR label when using Netflix, though the feature is yet to arrive on several other units.