Wednesday, 24 July, 2019

More details of Android Q Desktop Mode unveiled by Google

Android Q has a native Desktop Mode – developers can test it now! Google's Pixel phones are being slowed down by their Digital Wellbeing feature
Cecil Davis | 14 May, 2019, 18:26

I've also been running the very latest versions of the Android Q beta since they began with beta 1, beta 2 and now beta 3 running on my Pixel 3 XL 128GB.

Now that the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL are finally official, and even available to buy, the teardown experts at iFixit made a decision to do what they do best and take them both apart.

Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL users are reporting a significant bump in performance after stopping the Digital Wellbeing app in Android.

Many Pixel users over on Reddit have complained about how slow their smartphones have gotten.

First assessment blames Iran for Middle East ship explosions, official says
The UAE's Foreign Ministry called the incident "sabotage", without going into details. Emirati officials identified the third ship as the Saudi-flagged oil tanker Amjad .

And back in January, you may recall that Marvin Chow - Google's VP of Product Marketing - fired off the following tweet featuring a side-by-side comparison shot of a photo taken with an iPhone XS and one taken with a Pixel 3. Just 17% of our respondents were categorical that the most leaked device in the history of smartphones ruined their enthusiasm for it because they knew everything there was to know beforehand.

Pixel users have been complaining roundly about the fact that, recently, their devices have started getting a lot slower.

Our take: In my opinion, Google may have just added a USB-C dongle for headphones in the Pixel 3a box - just like the Pixel 3 - but that may have not created the same buzz, after all.

"First, an alleged Pixel 3 Lite turned up in live photos from the confines of the former Soviet Union, complete with a writeup of the current specs - the processor, the RAM amount, the 12MP/8MP camera combo, the 5.56" display - everything was listed about six months before the unveiling. With that in mind, it's even more likely now that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be released later this year with the exciting new hole-punch camera design that Android fans seem to love so much.