With any at scale and closely watched hardware launch, hardware defects and other problems will come to light as more people receive devices. For example, some Pixel 3a owners over the weekend reported random shutdowns, while others are now encountering crooked cutouts for the USB-C and speaker grill.
Google Pixel 3a Stories Yesterday
Latest ‘Phone X’ ad compares Apple Maps to Google Maps AR on Pixel 3a
Google this year has ramped up Pixel advertising by directly targeting the iPhone and highlighting Night Sight. The “Phone X” campaign is now going after Apple Maps with AR navigation in Google Maps on the Pixel 3a.
Some Pixel 3a, 3a XL users are reporting random device shutdowns
The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are genuinely superb handsets that offer a ton even given their relatively low price tag. However, we are hearing reports from Pixel 3a and 3a XL users about random shutdowns.
Google Pixel 3a Stories May 16
The commonly heard phrase often goes something like “the best camera is the one that you have with you”, right? And with smartphone cameras so ubiquitous now, often that camera will be a mobile device. While the Pixel 3 has one of the best single-lens smartphone camera setups for stills on the market, video and videography isn’t something I would recommend without a few tiny tweaks, improvements and additions. expand full story
During today’s big Google I/O keynote, the company officially unwrapped its new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones, and they’re available for purchase today. For the first time ever, you’ll have multiple carrier choices too, so here’s where to buy the Pixel 3a.
Google Pixel 3a Stories May 13
The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL launched at I/O 2019 with hardware SVP Rick Osterloh framing the devices as allowing “high-end experiences at a more accessible price point.” An interview with a Google product manager last week provides more insight into the phones, including the decision to include the headphone jack and how Google’s manufacturing capabilities have improved.