Google confirms fix for Pixel 3 memory issue that closes background apps

The fix will arrive in the "coming weeks," likely alongside the December security patch

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Following reports that the Pixel 3 and 3 XL had a memory issue, Google is pushing out a fix.

The company confirmed, via a statementto 9to5Google, that a fix would arrive in the “coming weeks”.

Specifically, the statement said that the update would prevent background apps from closing prematurely in “certain situations.”

“Certain situations” could refer to instances of background apps closing after users took a photo.

Further, Google said the update wouldn’t arrive with the November security patch, but that it would arrive with a monthly security update. That likely means users can expect the fix in December.

However, this fix is not the same fix that Google promised regarding an issue where Pixel devices were not saving photos that users had taken. There is a separate fix coming for that.

Source: 9to5Google