1. HyperM3's Avatar
    Just got a notification on my phone to reboot for the update to take effect. I'm still showing a September update date. Hopefully another one will happen soon and bring it up to October.
    10-22-2020 01:53 PM
  2. mrpackerguy's Avatar
    Very common problem with that update. Many times it reverts itself back to previous versions for unknown reasons
    10-22-2020 02:17 PM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    I've seen similar reports from different devices and brands and it also happened with the September update.
    10-22-2020 02:19 PM
  4. HyperM3's Avatar
    Very common problem with that update. Many times it reverts itself back to previous versions for unknown reasons
    I still have yet to get the October update at all though. Did you get it?
    10-22-2020 02:21 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I was just discussing this with a few other people, and also asked JR Raphael about it. It sounds like Google Play Services updates are now requiring a restart (or at least, this one did). It's not the same as the Google Play Security Update (which you can find in the Settings>Security​ menu), nor is it the same as the monthly system updates.
    10-22-2020 02:37 PM
  6. eric002's Avatar
    I just updated my Pixel 3 XL to this update. Has anyone else noticed any changes or improvements at all?
    10-22-2020 03:16 PM
  7. Scott337's Avatar
    I received the notification last night. For whatever reason it does seem like some Play Services updates now require a restart. A lot of times we can't see any differences with these Play Services updates, sometimes it's all background stuff that's updated.
    10-22-2020 03:20 PM
  8. eric002's Avatar
    Yeah I know I hear you. I just figured I'd ask.
    10-22-2020 03:20 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I just updated my Pixel 3 XL to this update. Has anyone else noticed any changes or improvements at all?
    I'm guessing this is one of the main under-the-hood improvements: https://9to5google.com/2020/10/21/go...notifications/

    EDIT: Sorry, probably spoke too soon -- that looks like it's only with the beta Play Services so far.
    10-22-2020 03:38 PM
  10. eric002's Avatar
    I'm guessing this is one of the main under-the-hood improvements: https://9to5google.com/2020/10/21/go...notifications/
    Okay, yeah, that part makes sense. However, if you don't have a Chromebook, and use from browser on Windows 10 laptop, would that Android notification hub app still work?
    10-22-2020 03:40 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Okay, yeah, that part makes sense. However, if you don't have a Chromebook, and use from browser on Windows 10 laptop, would that Android notification hub app still work?
    I edited my previous post right while you were typing, I think. That Phone Hub thing is only with the beta Play Services update, so I think I spoke too soon.

    Good question about Chrome on Windows, I'd have to look into that more ...
    10-22-2020 03:41 PM
  12. eric002's Avatar
    I edited my previous post right while you were typing, I think. That Phone Hub thing is only with the beta Play Services update, so I think I spoke too soon.

    Good question about Chrome on Windows, I'd have to look into that more ...
    Haha dude, talk about quick reaction times! Lol well we shall see what the near future hold in store for all of us hahaha
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    10-22-2020 03:43 PM
  13. Scott337's Avatar
    Okay, yeah, that part makes sense. However, if you don't have a Chromebook, and use from browser on Windows 10 laptop, would that Android notification hub app still work?
    I'm not 100% sure but I think the new Phone Hub is only going to work on a Chromebook running Chrome OS. I'm excited for it since I use s Chromebook almost exclusively for personal use. I'm waiting for the Nearby Share to work between my phone and Chromebook, along with other new functionality. I don't think any of that will sync between phone and the Chrome browser on Windows, but could be mistaken.
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    10-22-2020 03:47 PM
  14. eric002's Avatar
    I'm not 100% sure but I think the new Phone Hub is only going to work on a Chromebook running Chrome OS. I'm excited for it since I use s Chromebook almost exclusively for personal use. I'm waiting for the Nearby Share to work between my phone and Chromebook, along with other new functionality. I don't think any of that will sync between phone and the Chrome browser on Windows, but could be mistaken.
    That's cool, I mean the nearby share sounds cool and theory, but what's the difference between just using that versus messaging someone a link or a picture or anything else that it maybe you know what I mean? Yeah, unfortunately I use a high powered Dell latitude 7400 Windows 10 pro laptop for work which uses my personal laptop as well.
    10-22-2020 03:48 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    what's the difference between just using that versus messaging someone a link or a picture or anything else that it maybe you know what I mean?
    I think you'll be able to share large files quickly. If you share a picture via MMS or other messaging platform, the photo will often be downsized (or not even sent, if it exceeds the MMS filesize limit).
    10-22-2020 04:07 PM
  16. eric002's Avatar
    I think you'll be able to share large files quickly. If you share a picture via MMS or other messaging platform, the photo will often be downsized (or not even sent, if it exceeds the MMS filesize limit).
    Well being able to transfer files is a little bit nicer, but that's what Google drive is for. I understand that part of it...
    10-22-2020 04:09 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Well being able to transfer files is a little bit nicer, but that's what Google drive is for. I understand that part of it...
    True, but a couple of minor advantages:

    1. Transfer speeds might be faster than wi-fi upload speeds. I saw in an Android Police article that Nearby Share transfer speed was around 20 Mbps, while my upload speed on my Xfinity wi-fi connection is around 10 Mbps (but obviously YMMV).

    2. It can be done without a web connection. Granted, a Chromebook user will usually be using a web connection, but it might be helpful in a situation where you're on the move and don't have wi-fi network to connect to, and just want to transfer a file over.
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    10-22-2020 04:22 PM
  18. Scott337's Avatar
    I use Drive now to share files between phone and Chromebook, and it works great. But nearby share will be a lot less clicks....two clicks and the file is shared right to the other device. That's why I have been waiting for it. But there is nothing wrong or broken about using Drive, I use my Google Drive every day for something.
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    10-22-2020 04:27 PM
  19. eric002's Avatar
    I use Drive now to share files between phone and Chromebook, and it works great. But nearby share will be a lot less clicks....two clicks and the file is shared right to the other device. That's why I have been waiting for it. But there is nothing wrong or broken about using Drive, I use my Google Drive every day for something.
    True, but a couple of minor advantages:

    1. Transfer speeds might be faster than wi-fi upload speeds. I saw in an Android Police article that Nearby Share transfer speed was around 20 Mbps, while my upload speed on my Xfinity wi-fi connection is around 10 Mbps (but obviously YMMV).

    2. It can be done without a web connection. Granted, a Chromebook user will usually be using a web connection, but it might be helpful in a situation where you're on the move and don't have wi-fi network to connect to, and just want to transfer a file over.
    Well, at least in my opinion, here's the problem that I have with nearby sharing. Unless you have two different Android phones up-to-date on software, nearby share doesn't work. IOS has their own version of near by sharing called airdrop of course which isn't compatible with Android of course. I guess what I'm saying is I just wish more apps were cross-platform compatible or features were cross-platform compatible Of course. I mean that's a separate conversation as well. That's why I stick with messaging services because most of them are cross-platform compatible,. I mean you're right, Google drive is a few more clicks, but iOS and Android it works with.
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    10-22-2020 04:39 PM
  20. mrpackerguy's Avatar
    I still have yet to get the October update at all though. Did you get it?
    no, still have the Sept version
    10-22-2020 07:41 PM
  21. eric002's Avatar
    Has anyone else notices that their pixel rebooted while using split screen mode or just using applications in general?
    10-23-2020 02:14 PM
  22. Scott337's Avatar
    Has anyone else notices that their pixel rebooted while using split screen mode or just using applications in general?
    Haven't had any reboots on my 4XL
    10-23-2020 02:27 PM
  23. eric002's Avatar
    Haven't had any reboots on my 4XL
    Yeah my pixel 3 XL just randomly rebooted while I was multitasking and it never happens. I hope this isn't an issue from that update from Google Play services.
    10-23-2020 02:28 PM
  24. J Dubbs's Avatar
    The only real update issues I've had with my pixel involved the Google play services updates. Thankfully a couple restarts in a row fixed them.
    10-24-2020 06:22 AM
  25. eric002's Avatar
    The only real update issues I've had with my pixel involved the Google play services updates. Thankfully a couple restarts in a row fixed them.
    I got you... I mean other than the random reboot yesterday, thankfully, nothing else has happened so far...
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    10-24-2020 09:42 AM

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