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Alfred Osborne
December 8, 2018

Google has announced a new software update for its Google Pixel 3 smartphones, the update is created to fix the RAM issues that users have had with the handset.

Google is expanding the Pixel 3s eSIM support to a few new countries and carriers with the latest December security patch. These monthly updates normally fix potential vulnerabilities for devices running Android 9, but this month's update includes specific patches for Pixel phones in addition to the normal security updates.

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Industry insider OnLeaks revealed in a Twitter post that there is another Google Pixel 3 Lite handset that is now on development. Besides this, the camera app on Pixel 3 and 3 XL gets improved autofocus and "shutter performance". While Apple has brought eSIM capabilities to iPhones launched, this year, Google has introduced eSIM initially with their Pixel 2 devices, which were launched last year. Once finished, only Pixel users will be able to enjoy this new app as this app is only exclusive to Pixel devices until Google adds these new features to stock Android.

As you can see in the chart above, some of these fixes address older Pixel phones as well, including the previous generation and the original Pixel and Pixel XL. At any rate, head to the Google Store and you can choose your Pixel and apply the discount code. The patch is rolling out via OTA although factory images are available to download and manually flash if patience isn't your strong suit. Other notable inclusions include improved Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth patches, camera improvements, improved Always On Display triggering, and improved notifications.

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