Google Promises to Fix Pixel 3 Photo Saving

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android with 26 Comments

Google has finally addressed one of the recently revealed multitasking issues that are plaguing early Pixel 3 buyers. And it says it will fix this problem via a software update.

To be clear, it has only specifically addressed one of the known multitasking issues.

“We will be rolling out a software update in the coming weeks to address the rare case of a photo not properly saving,” a Google statement curtly notes.

Unfortunately, this is only one of two major multitasking issues in the newly-released Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: As I and many others have also experienced, these new handsets will often quickly kill apps running in the background. This includes media streaming apps, so the audio playback ends when the app is killed.

These problems, plus other issues like tinny/echoing sound quality in the external speakers, have had a debilitating effect on early Pixel 3 buyers. And like many, I suspect, I’ve simply decided to return mine and continue examining other phone options. Given the many issues that users had with the Pixel 2 XL over the past year, I assume this stance is understandable.

Will Google ever get its own hardware right? I’m honestly not sure. But I may no longer be around to find out. I’ve got a OnePlus 6T, Apple iPhone XR, and now a Samsung Galaxy S9+ coming to the house over the next several days. And I intend to pick a handset that actually works.


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