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Google to release software update for memory issue in Pixel 3

Pixel 3 users complained of background apps closing when they would take pictures on the phone.

tech Updated: Nov 06, 2018 17:29 IST
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Google Pixel 3 starts at Rs 71,000 in India.(AP)

Google will be releasing a software update to fix the memory management flaw faced by Pixel 3 users. The new software update will hit the Pixel 3 series in a few weeks.

Many Pixel 3 started noticing that background apps like music apps would close if they would take pictures, 9To5Google reported.

“We’re rolling out a software update in the coming weeks to keep background apps from being prematurely closed in certain situations,” a Google spokesperson was quoted as saying by 9To5Google on Monday.

The issue is not allowing users to multi-task smoothly especially on combining or managing memory-intensive apps causing devices to force quit certain running programmes.

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“While 4GB of RAM is pretty industry standard for a flagship in 2018, it is certainly more than enough to handle using a camera and streaming music at the same time, which suggests it is in fact a software bug of sorts Google should have no trouble ironing out,” the report added.

Google unveiled the “Pixel 3” and a bigger “Pixel 3 XL” smartphone in October to take on the likes of flagship devices by Apple and Samsung.

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Pixel 3 costs Rs 71,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs 80,000 for the 128GB storage variant in India, where as Pixel 3 XL is available at Rs 83,000 for the 64GB variant and goes up to Rs 92,000 for the 128GB model.

First Published: Nov 06, 2018 17:29 IST