Having trouble with face unlock on your Pixel 4? You’re not alone

The only biometric unlock option that the Pixel 4 offers is face unlock. Sadly, the feature is not working as intended for some users. Compiling user complaints from Reddit, XDA Developers, and the Pixel support forums, Android Police reports that Pixel 4‘s face unlock is simply failing for a bunch of users. Re-enrolling faces or resetting the phones also fails to solve the problem. Read more

Google Pixel 4 update quietly introduced two more important tweaks

Update, December 23, 2019 (2:08AM ET): Google’s December 2019 update is slowly making its way to Pixel 4 users around the world, and we already know it introduces e-SIM support on T-Mobile.

Now, XDA-Developers has uncovered two more additions in the update, in the form of dual-frequency GPS and ever-improving Face Unlock. The former feature is available on several flagship phones these days, delivering more accurate location tracking. Read more

Buy a Pixel if you want timely updates… Oh wait.

Opinion post by Bogdan Petrovan

Two things that happened the other day got me thinking about the strange situation Pixel users have found themselves in.

First, Samsung released a new Android 10 beta for the Galaxy S9 that includes the January 2020 security patch. It wouldn’t be the first time a company pushes out next month’s patch in advance, but it’s pretty striking nevertheless. Read more

Google Pixel 4 update: T-Mobile introduces official eSIM support

Update: December 19, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET: T-Mobile‘s latest Google Pixel 4 update introduces official eSIM (embedded SIM) support. eSIM has been available on Pixel devices since the Pixel 2 launched in 2017, yet it hasn’t quite taken off yet. Now, T-Mobile customers can take advantage of the technology on the Pixel 4, making it potentially easier than ever to switch between carriers. Read more

Google Pixel 4 doesn’t work with some USB cables

The Google Pixel 4 has turned out to be a bit of a contentious handset. While it has its share of cutting edge ideas, there’s already quite a list of things to dislike about the phone. Battery capacity tops the list of gripes and to make matters worse you can’t just reach for any charger around to top up. The Pixel 4 doesn’t seem to place nicely with certain USB cables, so you’d better pack accordingly. Read more