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Google Finally Fixes a Major Pixel 3 Problem

Google Finally Fixes a Major Pixel 3 Problem

Google has started sending out the December security patch update to its Pixel devices, not just limited to the latest Pixel 3 and 3 XL but also the first and second generation devices.

"These updates are included for affected Pixel devices to address functionality issues not related to the security of Pixel devices", a Google support note explains.

The most substantial of the thirteen functional patches included in the update is the "improved memory performance in certain circumstances", which should solve the baffling memory management issue that was causing apps running in the background to unexpectedly shut down. With features such as transcribing voicemail calls, expanded screen-time controls and dedicated image processing chips, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL earned impressive scores of 90 and 89, respectively.

Pixel 2 owners are also getting these fixes. With this update, those problems should be resolved, although it's unclear how much Google can do with 4GB of available RAM in this day and age. The update should reach all Pixel users over the coming days. You can check to see if it is available for your device from the settings menu.

Express.co.uk recently reviewed the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL saying: "These Google-powered devices are fast, feature-packed and offer the ultimate experience for those who want pure Android power".

However, Google also releases the OTA and factory images for all its updates, and the December update is now live for those who prefer to flash OS updates to their devices manually.