Google Pixel 3a Purple-ish Rear Tree

Update, December 4, 2019 (6:30AM ET): The Pixel 3a series previously gained the Pixel 4’s astrophotography mode last month, but one more Pixel 4 feature is now hitting the mid-range series.

The company confirmed on Twitter that the Live Caption feature is now rolling out to the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. This confirms user reports in recent days that Live Caption was now enabled on the budget phones. Check out the tweet below:

Live Caption uses on-device machine learning to generate captions for web videos, locally stored video clips, podcasts, and audio recordings in general. The feature only supports English right now, but Google is working to support more languages and multi-speaker content.

Have you received Live Caption on your Pixel 3a device? Then let us know in the comments! 


Welcome to the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Android update hub. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the latest Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL updates, including which version they’re currently at and when future updates are likely to arrive. (Note: the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL usually receive their updates at the same time.)

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL update

  • Current stable version: Android 10
  • When will the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL get Android 10? September 2020 (estimated)

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL launched earlier this year with Android Pie, and were upgraded to Android 10 shortly after release. They are expected to receive three major updates in their lifetime in accordance with Google’s smartphone update policy.

Google tends to update its Pixel phones with the latest Android version shortly after it first becomes available. That means the Pixel 3a and 3a XL should see Android 11 as soon as the final version rolls out. It’s expected around September of next year.

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