Google Pixel 4 buyers won’t get unlimited photo uploads at original quality
Google wants people to buy subscriptions to Google One insteadNowhere on the Pixel 4 site does it mention free storage at original quality, which was an incentive for the original Pixel, Pixel 2, and Pixel 3. Google didn’t extend it to the Pixel 3A and 3A XL, but that was understandable due to their much lower price point. The Pixel 4 starts at $799, and the XL version is $899. These aren’t cheap phones.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL will get “one final software update ” in December , the company confirms to The Verge. As of yesterday, it looked like the original Pixel was done getting updates , as Google released its November security update for most Pixel phones, but nothing for the Pixel or
Google confirmed that the original Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL will get a final software update in December , three years after the phones were The original Google Pixel and Pixel XL may look a little old compared to the smartphones of 2019, but in 2016, when the phones first launched, they had
With Google's and available now, it's almost time to say goodbye to their 2016 predecessors. The and will get their last software update in December, the search giant confirmed.
The original Pixel pair didn't get the November security update Google released on Monday, as previously reported by, but will get one "that encapsulates a variety of updates" next month, a company spokesperson said in an email.
Google was upfront about this in 2016, when it said Pixels would get two years of software updates and three years of security updates. It's since amended itsto promise three years of software updates, so Pixel users got in October.
Pixel 4 update lets Smooth Display kick in more often
Frustrated that the Pixel 4's signature Smooth Display (aka 90Hz refresh rate) only kicks in under very specific circumstances? You might want to give it another look. Google has released a November update that invokes Smooth Display in more conditions. Based on early reports, the faster screen tech is considerably more likely to appear -- you don't need a brightness of 75 percent or higher, for example. There's no verdict on battery life at this point, although it won't be surprising if longevity takes a hit with more frequent 90Hz use.
Today, Google confirmed to The Verge that the original Google Pixel smartphone will receive one more update . That final piece of software will push Allegedly, the December update will encapsulate the tweaks that came with the November update as well as the future tweaks arriving in December .
Google says the original Pixel and Pixel XL will not be getting the November update , but there is one more planned for December . Next month, Google will roll out an update that “encapsulates a variety of updates ” from the November and December patches. Why aren’t they updating it each month like
Pixel 4 gets improved Face Unlock and other surprise updates .
Earlier this month, Google announced that instead of regular Android updates, Pixel 4 devices would get a "Pixel Feature Drop" to show off splashy new features. That update has now arrived, and on top of expected changes like robocall screening and Duo call centering, there are a few welcome surprises, as spotted by XDA Developers and Android Police. First off, Face Unlock can now account for changes to your look like a new hair style or beard. "When it's on, face unlock images are occasionally used to create improved face models," Google's update states. "This helps recognize you better over time.