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:
|A-122471935||Camera||Improves Startup and responsiveness of Camera app||Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL|
|Performance||Improves recovery in the instance of OTA update failure||Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL|
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|
|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.