Yet Another Pixel 3 Flaw Emerges

Posted on November 20, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android with 39 Comments

It would be comical if it weren’t so sad. Reports have emerged of yet another flaw with Google’s Pixel 3 family of handsets.

And this one is related to the camera: Some third-party camera apps trigger a fatal error that disables the handset’s camera hardware until you reboot the device.

“[If you] enable camera access for any third party app … it stops working completely,” Owen Williams tweeted when he encountered this bug. He then uncovered several Google forum threads in which others are experiencing the same problem.

For some reason, it took this flaw for BuzzFeed’s Mat Honan to pull his recommendation for the Pixel 3. But he did, at least, get Google to issue a statement.

“We’ve looked into reports of this issue and have identified a fix that will roll out in the coming weeks,” the firm told him.

Sounds familiar. But as readers of this site know, I have never recommended these bug-ridden devices and probably never will. There are just too many problems.


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