There’s no definitive information available as to what’s causing the breakages. But one recurring theme is users saying they discovered the cracked glass after taking the phone from a warm to a cold location.
Welp, I might put my idea to get the Pro on the side for now.
I already have bad memories of my first Android phone having its LCD screen break easily and start to bleed during winter for the same reason (happened two times).
In both cases, the phones couldn't be factory reset before being sent to Google. [...] [A secure screen lock is] still not something you can add to your phone before sending it in for service if, for example, the screen doesn't work, and certainly no reason to excuse a criminal invasion of their accounts and property.
All the way back in 2012, Samsung created a new file system purpose-built for flash-based storage, called 'F2FS'. It's typically faster on smartphones than the ext4 file system that most Android devices use, but it has suffered from reliability issues over the years. Google apparently thinks it's ready for prime-time though, as the Pixel 3 and 3 XL both use F2FS for local storage.
We're exactly two weeks out from the October 9th Google event and unless the crazy conspiracy theories end up being true, there might not be too many surprises coming our way. Images of the Pixel 3 phones have leaked left, right, and center, and now we're being treated to the live wallpapers that will ship with them.
The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are due later this year, but there haven't been any leaks yet. While there still aren't any leaks of the actual phones, a new image depicts what appear to be screen protectors for the upcoming Pixel phones. The XL is notch city, but both covers have some odd cutouts for sensors and/or cameras.