Google has been experiencing a variety of bugs in its new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices lately, from a random second notch appearing on the screen to speaker distortion. Fortunately, the firm has announced that it has a fix inbound for its memory management issues that have been causing intermittent crashes for background applications.
Users have noted that multitasking on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL has been difficult, due to a bug in the smartphone’s memory management. Some devices are unable to keep background applications open while particularly RAM-intensive applications, like the camera software, are running in the foreground.
Unfortunately, the fix wasn’t included in yesterday’s November update, which instead turned its attention to wireless charging issues, leaving the double notch, photo saving and memory management bugs intact. Instead, Google is aiming to have the fixes “in the coming weeks,” suggesting that it will hopefully arrive in time for the December patch.
Although a month might seem like a while to put up with certain bugs, Google is on the quicker end of Android updates given that other manufacturers can sometimes take up to three months before deploying a fix. Still, there are plenty of issues that Google has yet to comment on, such as a buzzing within the Pixel 3 speakers and clicking noises during phone calls.
KitGuru Says: The Pixel 3 range’s camera has once again taken the world by storm, but there seems a lot to be desired from the rest of the handset according to the community. Are you happy with the Pixel 3 and 3XL? Have you experienced any problems?