Some Google Pixel 3 Users Now Reporting Camera Crashes

Doris Richards
November 6, 2018

Based on the wording of Google's statement, it would be safe to assume that the memory management issue will be addressed in the Pixel 3's next security update in December, though it's possible it'll land later than that.

According to a Google spokesperson, this update will fix the memory issues by keeping "background apps from being prematurely closed".

Imagine having RAM management problems that are so bad, taking a picture in the camera app causes other apps to crash.


For example, our own tests of the Google Pixel 3 XL concluded that using the camera while listening to music or podcasts will shut down the background app playing the media. Now, a developer has managed to port the Google Camera with Night Sight and HDR+ to the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T as well, and the mode seems to work better than the stock camera's highlight feature Nightscape mode as well. The Google Pixel 3 hasn't improved too much on the Pixel 2's impressive performance, but it does a few key things ... In the statement, Google makes it clear a fix is coming - however, it didn't clarify when. Google has responded to a few of the issues out there, but now we have good news: The company has finally confirmed that it's working to fix one of the most serious problems users have encountered.

The free Google credits on the Google Play Store have an expiration date of one month.

Google also doesn't clarify how it will fix this issue. The Nightscape mode is specifically created to help users capture low-light shots with improved clarity, less noise, and more accurate colour reproduction as well as a better dynamic range than what was available through the default camera app previously.

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