Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Google Slowly Starts Fixing Pixel 3 Problems

Check to see if Google has given you free Play Store credit Google confirmed that it’s working to fix one of the Pixel 3’s biggest problems
Sherri Watson | 07 November, 2018, 04:25

It's coming to the Pixel 3 in a later software update, but we've tried out an early version of Night Sight, and we're pretty impressed with the results. This was bound to happen, as both the OnePlus 6 and 6T are now running Android 9 Pie, not to mention that both of them also run OxygenOS, which is closer to stock Android than a ton of other skins out there. With the Pixel 3, Google is enabling a feature that lets you see a log of all the songs that the device identified. So, why have they been disappointing? The exact nature of the malfunction correction remains unclear, as more than a few people have expressed skepticism of late this problem could in fact be repaired on a software level. Unfortunately, 9to5Google received confirmation from Google that while the fix will be paired with a monthly security update, it won't arrive in the November security update. They were so bad that iPhone models powered by the A11 Bionic chip from 2017, which is still more powerful than anything in Android phones even now in 2018, were losing speed tests to lesser handsets.

Have you been affected by these memory management issues on Pixel 3 devices?

Imagine having RAM management problems that are so bad, taking a picture in the camera app causes other apps to crash. Super Res Zoom makes up for the Pixel 3's lack of optical zoom by using computation photography to sharpen in details when you zoom in. It's obviously infuriating, but now we at least have some good news to share.

This quirk is frustrating, but Google has acknowledged the troubles and is working on a fix. Without a specific timeframe, you'll just have to wait for the update to pop up on your phone.

There may be just one camera on the back of the Pixel 3, but up front, you'll find a pair of lenses.