Sunday , November 18 2018 Ausdroid » Software » Android, Modding & Updates » Google promises fix for Pixel 3 memory management issues ‘in the coming weeks’

The Pixel 3 is a divisive phone, in its current state it suffers from a number of issues ranging from photos not saving, to video audio and memory management issues. Google has now promised a fix for the memory management issue.

The memory management issue sees the Pixel 3 being very aggressive with applications, with the problem most prevalent with music or podcast apps being force closed if you flick to another app like the camera to quickly take a picture. This aggressive memory management is quite annoying to users, but the fix is incoming.

In a statement to 9to5Google, a Google Spokesperson said:

We’re rolling out a software update in the coming weeks to keep background apps from being prematurely closed in certain situations.

With that time-frame, the update could be included in the December monthly security patch – or it could give us an idea of when the first Maintenance Release (MR1) is due for the Pixel.

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allanthomas777
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These issues have also infected my weeks old Pixel 2 XL. Maddening!

Geoff Fieldew
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It seems sensible to pause music if you’re shooting a photo or video. That said, I’ve tried to kill Google Play Music by launching lots of different apps (including the camera) on my Pixel 3 and the music just keeps playing in the background. My phone seems to be immune to this issue.

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Is this why an email was sent today saying that my delivery date had been pushed back a month? How annoying!

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