March patch for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL improves performance and reliability

It's another month, which means it's time for another security patch from Google. This month, the firm is making some improvements to the overall usability of its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, which will undoubtedly be welcome.

The update bulletin, posted today, doesn't include any security patches for the Pixel devices, but the two newest models are getting a handful of improvements. One of the more notable ones would be increased responsiveness and startup speed of the Camera app. Here's the full list:

References Category Improvements Devices
A-122471935 Camera Improves Startup and responsiveness of Camera app Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-112046316
A-118317435
A-120212581
Performance Improves recovery in the instance of OTA update failure Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-120920537

Performance

Improves storage performance on Pixel 3 devices

Pixel 3, Pixel3 XL
A-119776006 Bluetooth Improves Bluetooth reliability on Pixel 3 devices Pixel 3, Pixel3 XL
A-111260263
A-116848259
Media Improves playback of encrypted media on some video apps

Pixel 3, Pixel3 XL

The Pixel 3 devices have been criticized by some for their performance degradation, especially surrounding the Camera app. This list of fixes should. hopefully, make things better. The devices were also affected by a handful of other issues that were solved in the December 2018 patch, so it seems Google is committed to improving the experience.

The update should be available over-the-air soon, but if you prefer, you can get the factory image from Google's website, as well as the full OTA image, which might be a little easier to do. In either case, you'll want to be careful with these procedures to avoid problems.

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