Google might be about to announce the launch of its new Pixel 4 smartphones but it seems it hasn’t forgotten about its current range of devices.
The US technology firm has just announced the release of a new Android update which aims to fix a number of issues that are plaguing users.
The update Android 10 upgrade is available for all three generations of Pixels including the new 3a.
There’s a total of eight patches in this upgrade which include Wi-Fi stability improvements, better gesture controls and a fix for memory drain.
The update also mends a problem where notifications go missing when the Pixel 3 device is placed in Pixel Stand mode.
Along with some bug fixes there’s also a number of security upgrades included in the October release and all Pixel owners would be wise to make sure their devices are fully up to date.
In a post on its blog page, Google confirmed: “All supported Google devices will receive an update to the 2019-10-05 patch level.
“We encourage all customers to accept these updates for their devices.”
HERE’S A FULL LIST OF THE PATCHES BEING FIXED
Wi-Fi stability improvements • Fix for missing notifications in Pixel Stand mode • Sensor calibration improvements • System stability improvements • Fix for memory drain in UI • Fix for missing heads-up notifications • Gesture navigation stability improvements • Fix for bootloop in certain device locale modes
This update comes as Google is readying itself for its next big release.
The firm is holding a major launch event on October 15 where it is expected to reveal its new Pixel 4 smartphone.
This device looks set to include a swathe of new features including a new dual-lens camera with an improved Night Sight mode.
Google has already teased images of this new device which clearly shows the new snapper on the rear of the case.
Along with the improved depth of field, the clever Night Sight mode could be enhanced to shoot pictures of the stars in the night sky.
Better zoom to get closer to your subjects – especially useful when you’re at a gig, or taking photos of architecture on a city break – is rumoured to be included, too.
Other extras that might arrive on the Pixel 4 include gestures to control some features in the phone, a 90Hz display and faster processor. Fans are also likely to get improved battery life, faster charging and some new colours to choose from.
The Pixel 4 event will take place on October 15 and express.co.uk will be bringing you all the news live as it happens so watch this space.