Welcome to Alphabet City this is the show that covers everything related to Alphabet INC.
Alphabet owns lots of companies like Verily, Jigsaw and Google I'm your guide Iyaz Akhtar and you are the wonderful audience.
Today we're talking about Google's $5 billion problem [INAUDIBLE] hitting a milestone your comments and more.
But first the new pixels are taking people off.
Let's go to Pixel Park
So the Pixel 3 and XL are out right now.
They're built by Google and they feature pure Android that should be a dream come true, right?
Yeah sorry, no.
Reports of problems with the new Pixels have been popping up.
First up, some Pixel owners are saying that the 3 and XL sometimes forget to save photos.
There's a Reddit thread as well as a post on Google's Pixel forum about it.
The bug also affects both versions of the Pixel 2 as well.
Here's how the scenario plays out according to the posts.
You take a picture then you see it show up in the preview icon.
If you switch to another app, the photo goes away.
If you go to the camera, the red poster says you can watch the preview actually disappear in front of your eyes and go back to the previous picture that did save.
Apparently, this was an issue on the Nexus 5x as well.
Other reports on Reddit and Twitter say that the newest Pixels may have memory issues.
One tweet says apps require frequent reloading.
There's a video showing off how the Pixel had to reload apps and compared it to a one point six phone which did not have that problem.
Another mentioned that you could kill a Spotify stream by taking a few pictures With the camera app.
There are also reports on line complaining about the speakers on the Pixel 3 XL.
One, the speakers do not pump out audio at the same volume level.
On the GooglePixel subreddit, a user says that the top speaker lacks highs and bottom is crazy loud.
Bass seemed about even with both.
Google post in response in the thread said, Hi, all.
This is by design.
We specifically designed speakers that allow for louder sound (40% louder than last year) and better low frequency response.
We use new amplifier technology with advanced speaker protection algorithms to push these speakers harder and really get every last bit of performance out of them Over on Twitter and Redit, there are some complaint that regardless of Google's design, there are still speaker issues, particularly something like a buzzing sound.
One person on Redit said their buzzy speaker problem randomly 100% Let's talk about Top Shot.
It's a Google snappy feature that makes sure you don't take a mis-timed photo.
But, it turns out there might be a catch.
The main picture is shot at 12.2 megapixels.
But, according to "9 to 5 Google" The other pictures are taking at a much lower 3 megapixels.
So you might get a nice picture, but it might be in a lower resolution than you're expecting.
One more pixel thing, the two devices were turned down by iFixit.
iFixit found at the Pixel 3 XL uses a Samsung OLED display.
Meanwhile, the regular three uses an OLED panel by LG.
This is the opposite of last year's models So far I haven't seen any reports about screen issues about either Pixel 3 Model.
If you've noticed anything good, bad or weird about your Pixel 3 screens, let us know in the comments.
Onto Uptown Updates.
So Google got a $5 billion fine by the European Union in July due to Android anti-trans practices.
Google has decided to make some changes it will offer several licences for phone and tablet makers in Europe there will be a paid licence for those who want to include Google play,Maps,Gmail and Youtube another licence includes Search and Chrome.
Google also said that going forward android partners wishing to distribute Google app may also build non compatible or forked smartphones and tablets.
For the European Economic Area .The company added Android will remain free and open source.
It's time to talk about Waymo.
The company's self-driving cars have crossed their 10 millionth driverless mile on public roads.
The company says it's been learning a lot thanks to its early rider program.
Waymo is currently allowing people to use their self-driving vehicles for day to day tasks.
Here is an example.
When it comes to grocery stores, early riders preferred if Waymo cars What pickup passengers at a shopping cart return area instead of at the front of the main entrance.
Its little details like this that can make Waymo cars more polite.
Waymo's vehicles are currently being tested in 25 cities, with San Francisco likely to be next.
The ceo of Waymo says that the company knows it needs to solve for inclement weather Since there's other markets tend to have nice weather.
Gamo has spent time in Michigan and Tahoe to try to learn more.
Alphabet's Jigsaw released a new product called Outline.
The company says it lets any organization easily create and operate their own VPN.
Outlining would allow the company to make its own server.
Communication between devices, on the VPN.
Would be encrypted, making it difficult for others to snoop on what you're doing.
Jigsaw was formerly known as Google Ideas but is now under the Alphabet banner.
On it's company site, Jigsaw says it's built to tackle some of the toughest global security challenges facing the world today.
Time for Comment Cove.
This is the part of the show where we shine the spotlight on the most amazing audience in the world.
Iownu92 says, I wish that the new Palm was just its own phone, not having to be paired to another device and without an additional monthly charge.
I want small phones to make a comeback.
Natalie says, kinda excited for the foldable Samsung.
Samsung has the best displays.
Death_cares said, curious if you can use wine to run windows apps on the Pixel slate.
That's a good question.
Lifehacker has opposed, showing you how you can run Windows app on Chromebooks using crossover.
Greatness says, wait, hold up!
What's new about the Google Chromecast?
Just the way it's designed?
Well, let's check.
According to that fantastic text site, cnet.com Here is what's different.
The finishes [INAUDIBLE] a set of glassy with more rounded edges.
Google says the hardware speed is 15% faster which can approve smoothness on [INAUDIBLE] plus [INAUDIBLE] per second video streaming.
Otherwise it's basically the same.
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