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Google releases update for the Pixel 3’s multi-tasking problems

By Koh Wanzi - on 5 Dec 2018, 3:08pm

Google releases update for the Pixel 3’s multi-tasking problems

Google’s latest Pixel 3 devices have received their fair share of love and hate. Aside from the polarizing notch on the Pixel 3 XL, much of the ire has stemmed from bugs in the software. Other than hilarious glitches like a mysterious second notch appearing on the screen, one of the most egregious issues has been what looks like overly aggressive memory management, where apps like Spotify would close if you tried to take a picture.

The good news is that the December update is supposed to fix this, in addition to bringing a host of other improvements to the table. The patch notes cite “improved memory performance in certain circumstances, so you should hopefully no longer see background apps unexpectedly shut down.

There’s no guarantee that it’ll completely resolve the issue, but it should at least lessen the problem.

Other tweaks include faster camera capture and “adjusted autofocus behaviour”. In addition, there’s also improved USB-C Audio accessory detection, better Android Auto support and performance, and better hotword recognition when using the Pixel Stand.

The update is already rolling out the Pixel devices, so you should check your phone for the patch if you haven’t already. You can view the full list of changes here.

Source: Google