Monthly Pixel update exterminates some annoying bugs

Monthly Pixel update exterminates some annoying bugs
If it's a new month, then it is time to update your Google Pixel handset. And yes, that includes the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. According to the June 2019 Pixel Update Bulletin, the new Android security patch will be dated June 5th, 2019. There are also a number of "functional" patches that are part of the update; these exterminate some bugs that have affected Pixel users.

For example, the June update will fix an issue with the bootloader on the Pixel 2 that causes some units to freeze while in the process of booting up. Some Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL users have had the camera on their phone crash while recording video. This should stop happening after the update is installed. Another problem now being addressed is one on the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that causes Netflix to "hang." And how can you binge watch the new Netflix hit Dead to Me (renewed today for a second season) if your Netflix app is hanging? Lastly, those with the same exact models should notice an improvement when saying the "Ok Google" hotword. The update should make it easier to summon the Google Assistant without having to repeat the hotword a number of times.

The latest Android Security Bulletin lists 11 issues that are addressed by the monthly security patch. Of these, there were six determined by Google to be "Critical" while the remaining five were ranked "high" in terms of severity. If you're a Pixel user, you can update your phone by going to Settings > System > Advanced > System update. Before you start the updating process, make sure that your handset is connected to a Wi-Fi signal (to save data charges) and has a fully charged battery.

The functional patches that are part of the June Pixel update

The functional patches that are part of the June Pixel update

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36 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3110; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Already have it downloaded onto my Pixel 3A XL. Nothing like consistent monthly updates with the best phone ever.

2. Vancetastic

Posts: 813; Member since: May 17, 2017

I'm thinking about getting one of those. You like it a lot, eh?

8. Venom

Posts: 3110; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Yup. It's just a very good phone that doesn't have a myriad of issues out the gate as erroneously pointed out by the uninformed.

12. Vancetastic

Posts: 813; Member since: May 17, 2017

Nice. I might even get the purple one, just to annoy my friends.

11. TBomb

Posts: 1187; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I got it for my Mother for her birthday last month. She's coming over from an Phone and is excited about it. She's waiting for a case to arrive and she'll start using it. this is a woman who calls me anytime she needs to print something or do anything in Excel - so her being excited on using it shows how easy it is to use :P

6. Georgio

Posts: 192; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Best phone ever maybe in your world, not in the real world.

7. Venom

Posts: 3110; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It does everything I need it to do plus more without costing as much as an overpriced flagship. It's called an OPINION. If you don't know what that is, I suggest you pick up a dictionary.

17. Georgio

Posts: 192; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

That was my opinion as well. I really like pixel line, but I don't think this is the best phone. IMO This is a public forum, if you don't like other people opinions, don't post anything, you little dictator :-))

20. Venom

Posts: 3110; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm not a little dictator. I think you should see the other guy who's jock riding you hard. You don't have to agree with me. I'm not going to be aggressive like geek does.

24. Georgio

Posts: 192; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

To see the other guy who does what to me? Now you are a delusional little dictator...Or just a stupid teenager.

25. Venom

Posts: 3110; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Do I need to spell it out for you to comprehend?

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Georgio, he’s just making stuff up now to deflect from the fact that you have an opinion that differs from his.

35. Georgio

Posts: 192; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I know meanestgenius... he's just a silly teenager .

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree with you, Georgio. There is no reason for someone to constantly get aggressive about someones opinion and act like a little dictator and attack you because you don't agree with them jockride the Pixels like they do.

26. Venom

Posts: 3110; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Pot definitely met the kettle on this one.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Right back at you.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree. In the real world, this phone is full of too many issues to be the best ever.

27. Venom

Posts: 3110; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Issues such as? What issues did you encounter?

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

What issues have you encountered with the Nokia 9 Purview, since you attack it so much?

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Did this update fix the issues that the Pixel 3A/3AXL have been having out right out of the gate? I hope so, because this seems like it could be a decent midranger if it were not for the issues.

4. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 451; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Considering with the Pixel phones Google make the entire software themselves, there's an unacceptable amount of bugs. I remember I had a Nexus 5 and at one point there was a software bug that didn't allow you to send texts. Took 3 or 4 weeks to be fixes.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Absolutely agree. There is no excuse. But instead of actual users complaining so that perhaps Google gets better at the software, you have those that deflect and deny the issues with anecdotal evidence of smooth sailing.

19. Venom

Posts: 3110; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

And you think Apple is any better? The current iPhones are plagued by reception issues. That's not counting all the other software issues that have popped up on new ios releases. I mean don't get me wrong, Google does need to be more proactive, but it's certainly not as bad as some people say who like to cry anecdotal evidence just because they are wrong.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Again, I absolutely agree with you. It's like Google is wants to mimic Apple so much with it's Pixel line that they want to copy the plethora of bugs as if it's a feature, lol. It's bad when every generation of Pixel phones have so many issues, and what makes it worse is are those that think that their anecdotal evidence isn't anything more than them being in denial about the issues.

28. Venom

Posts: 3110; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You mean like how the Pureview copied Apple with the bugs feature? I see that you are once again using that word, anecdotal, as a crutch.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

No smartphone line has copied Apples “bug feature” like the Pixel line has, lol. I see you are once again thinking that your anecdotal evidence is gospel, when it’s far from it.

5. ManolitoMantoya

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 05, 2016

Hope the next update it will improve the power saving efficiency on Google Pixel 3 XL battery life!

9. Venom

Posts: 3110; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So far smooth sailing with my 3A XL. No issues right out the gate that unfortunately can't be said about the Pureview.

10. bucknassty

Posts: 1308; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

wasn't there a story about how android never updates its phones?

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