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It has not been quite a full year since Google released the Pixel 3a, a budget version of the Pixel 3 with respectable features at a tantalizing price. It originally debuted at $399, which was a welcome respite against flagship phones that command four figures. Now, however, you can snag one for as low as $149.99 at Best Buy. There are some caveats in order to purchase the Pixel 3a at that price. The first is you need to activate it right away. Otherwise, the phone costs $299.99. Secondly, you have to activate it with either Sprint or Verizon. If you choose to activate it with AT&T, the price is $199.99. And lastly, the $149.99 price is good for new lines or new accounts, not existing ones.... Read more...
It can be a little disheartening to find yourself in the market for a new smartphone, given how prices on flagship models have risen in recent years—some top-shelf smartphones command $1,000 or more, depending on the model. But you know what? You don't need to spend four figures to have a quality smartphone experience. There are many entry-level and mid-range phones that are more than serviceable, and if you are looking for one, check out this deal on Google's Pixel 3a smartphone. We reviewed the Pixel 3a XL last year and found it to be a full-featured, affordable phone that delivers a pure Android experience. Save for a smaller display and battery, the regular Pixel 3a shares the same... Read more...
There's no question that Google knocked it out of the park when it released the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones. In case you didn't already know, not everyone needs (or wants) to spend $700 or more on a flagship Android smartphone, which is why many were delighted that Google released its mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL priced at $399 and $479 respectively. Even at those relatively affordable prices, Google still gives customers a respectable Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage space, your choice of a 5.7- or 6-inch display, and an excellent 12MP rear shooter. Today, both smartphones are available unlocked with a sweet $120 discount at Amazon or Best... Read more...
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a smartphones are no longer the latest and greatest of the Pixel devices, bu there are still plenty of the smartphones out in the wild. This week Google released a patch for the Pixel range, which didn't apply to the new Pixel 4 smartphones. Since the December security update was launched, users of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a have noticed that the Pixel Launcher is repeatedly crashing. The launcher crash has forced many to perform a hard reset of their devices. The launcher crash is seemingly a widespread issue as multiple reddit threads have sprung up complaining about the problem. The crashes appear to be isolated to users of devices with the Pixel 3 or 3a who are... Read more...
If going by the calendar, Black Friday is about a week and a half away. The deals have already started to trickle out, and we suspect as Thursday, November 28 gets even closer in view, more bargains will make early debuts. In the meantime, companies have started previewing upcoming Black Friday discounts, including Google, which will be offering a range of gadgets on sale. One of the highlights is a $200 discount on unlocked Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL models. The slashed pricing will actually go into effect on Sunday, November 24, bringing the cost of entry down from $799 to $599 for the Pixel 4, and from $899 to $699 for the Pixel 4 XL. This presumably will apply to all three color options, those... Read more...
Flagship smartphones have nudged themselves into four-digit pricing territory, with some of the top models commanding a grand, or more. Fortunately, you don't have to go nuts spending a premium on a high-end smartphone to get a capable handset. Google's Pixel 3a is a mid-range phone with plenty of spunk, and it's on sale right. You can find Google's Pixel 3a for $299.00 on Amazon with free shipping. That's 25 percent (save $100) below its list price. It's a fantastic deal, and might just be the bargain to beat in the smartphone category once the wave of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals arrive later this month (we'll be keeping an eye out for bargains, so be sure check back often). The Pixel... Read more...
Let's face it, not everyone needs to purchase a nearly $1,000 flagship smartphone to make phone calls, send texts, and surf the internet. In fact, many of us could probably get by with a phone that costs a lot less, which is where Google's Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL come into play. Both the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL were introduced earlier this year priced at $399 and $479 respectively, making them roughly $400 less than their Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL counterparts at the time. Now, Google Fi has restarted a popular promotion that it ran a few weeks ago on the smartphone pair. For a limited time, you can get the Pixel 3a for $299 with activation, which is $100 off its regular price.... Read more...
The Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL have been on the market for a few months as the entry level devices in Google's smartphone lineup. Best Buy has a good deal going on the Pixel 3a models that knocks a significant chunk off the purchase price if you're willing to activate the phone with a wireless carrier. Best Buy is offering $100 off both Pixel 3a models, and the only caveat is that the smartphones have to be activated today to get the $100 discount. Those willing to activate can get the Pixel 3a XL for $379.99. The device comes out of the box running Android 9.0 Pie for the OS, but is upgradable to Android 10. It's unlocked for all major carriers and runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor.... Read more...
It appears that the rumors swirling around the web yesterday were correct: Android 10 has just been released today for Google's first-party Pixel smartphones (Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a families). This latest version of Google's mobile operating system was previously known as Android Q, and we were expecting it to be named after so sweet delicious treat like its predecessors. However, Google confirmed late last month that it was simply going with the Android 10 nomenclature. Android 10 isn't exactly a huge rethink of the most popular operating system in the world, but it does bring with it a wealth of improvements and refinements that make it easier to live with on a daily basis.... Read more...
Google's Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have been on the market for just a short while, and both are making an impression in the smartphone market. The Pixel 3a family might not be as powerful as their Pixel 3 counterparts, but they deliver incredible camera performance, "good enough" everyday performance and value pricing that is hard to ignore. That value pricing for the Pixel 3a is part of the reason why Amazon is showing the Pixel 3a taking the top sales position for unlocked smartphones. Google priced the Pixel 3a at just $399, while the larger Pixel 3a XL can be had for $479. Although the Pixel 3a is relatively inexpensive compared to other Android flagships -- including the Pixel 3... Read more...
For developers and enthusiasts looking to get an early taste of the next version of Google’s Android operating system, the release of new betas is always a highly-anticipated event. And while there's always the promise of cool new features and performance enhancements, there's always the possibility that things could go wrong with this early software -- after all, it is still in beta. Such is the case with Android Q Beta 4, which first landed earlier this week. Almost immediately, Pixel owners began complaining about problems with the over-the-air (OTA) update. Many users said that the Beta 4 update failed to install and, in some cases, put them into reboot hell. Others were cast... Read more...
Google is no stranger to issues with the Pixel line of smartphones; the company has settled a class action suit that has to do with a microphone issue on the original Pixel smartphones. More recently, word surfaced that owners of the Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones were having problems with unexpected shutdowns that required a hard reset to remedy. Another issue has surfaced for some new Pixel owners. The image above is from YouTuber Erica Griffin, who shared a picture of her Pixel 3a smartphone via Twitter. The issue she has encountered seems to be one of quality control. Her Pixel 3a smartphone made it into the wild with cutouts on the polycarbonate unibody of the device that didn't align... Read more...
Earlier this month Google launched its new mid-range Pixel 3a and 3a XL that went official after lots of leaks. Google was offering impressive trade deals to get users to upgrade with up to $600 off for the trade in of a high-end iPhone on the mid-range Google offerings. Reports are now coming in that the Pixel 3a and 3a XL are both having issues that are causing the phones to shutdown for some users. Users seeing the issue are reporting that the shutdowns occur randomly during the day and night when the device isn't in use. When the devices shut down, the screen won't turn on, and the only way the devices can be used again is to do a hard reset by pressing and holding the power button for about... Read more...
Google has made a splash over the last month with the launch of the new mid-range Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones. The devices have up to $600 in incentives to get users to trade in iPhone and other devices to get the new smartphone. We've talked about Android Q before with its focus on privacy and a slew of other new features coming. Google is reportedly working on another new feature for Android Q that might not come to everyone. This feature is automatic car crash detection. References were found to the new feature in the Android Q Beta 3 Safety Hub app. A string in the app reads that the car crash detection function will "automatically launch an alert activity when the device detects you are... Read more...
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