Update, 10th January 2020: Google has responded after looking into the matter internally. The company confirms that the lack of charging and data via offending cables is intentional behavior with the Google Pixel 4. It is caused by cables that do not follow the official USB-C specification.
The idea of a lease might be a bit different, but Sprint is offering savings that are hard to ignore. As part of the Samsung Galaxy Forever you can even upgrade to the latest Galaxy device every 12 months.
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.
Update, January 6, 2019 (2:30 PM ET): Today, the January security patch began rolling out to Pixel 2 through Pixel 4 devices. As well as the usual bug fixes and patches, this update includes a few other functional updates too.
A weird bug has befallen Pixel smartphones, making app icons disappear from the phones. Pixel devices on Android 10 with the December 2019 security patch seem to be affected.
9to5Google reports that the the bug makes app icons invisible on the Pixel Launcher. Instead of the icon, a blank space appears with the name of the app and the background wallpaper on the phone takes over the empty space. However, users are still able to open the app by tapping its name.
The Google Pixel series is traditionally ahead of the pack when it comes to system and security updates, but some Pixel 4 owners are being left in the lurch.
This is particularly evident with the December 2019 security update, which seems to have missed quite a few Pixel 4 devices. Now, Google has confirmed on Twitter that it will be bundling the December 2019 security update with its January 2020 patch.
The Google Pixel 4 packs 3D face unlock capabilities, using a combination of IR cameras, a dot projector, and a flood illuminator to scan your face.
It’s a pretty advanced feature compared to fingerprint scanning, even though the Pixel 4’s solution isn’t as secure as it should be. But did you know that you can actually take pictures with one of the phone’s IR cameras?
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.