Google to issue fix for Pixel 3’s memory management bug in ‘coming weeks’

We’ve all watched movie trilogies where the second and third films just don’t match up to the initial movie that blew you away (except for Back to the Future that was perfect in every way). This is how it’s beginning to feel with Google’s Pixel lineup; the first generation Pixel and Pixel XL were as good as we’d hoped while last year’s Pixel 2 XL was compromised by its display issues although the smaller Pixel 2 reviewed well. The display on this year’s Pixel 3 XL is super good, although, it and the smaller Pixel 3 have issues with memory management that results in background apps prematurely closing. The good news is that Google has announced that it plans to roll out a fix for the memory problem ‘in the coming weeks.’

According to a statement sent to 9to5Google, the search giant confirmed that a fix for the memory management issue will arrive in the ‘coming weeks’ which will, according to the spokesperson, “keep background apps from being prematurely closed” in “certain situations.” What certain situations did I hear you ask? Well, situations such as background music apps such Spotify being closed down when the phone is used to take a photo. Seeing as the issue wasn’t fixed in the November security patch, it’s likely to be included in next months edition at the earliest.

To be clear, this isn’t the same issue whereby the Pixel 3 and 3 XL were reportedly failing to save a photo.

Have you received your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL yet? If so, let us know in the comments below how your experience with Google’s new phone is going.

Source: 9to5Google

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).