Google finally fixed some of the Pixel 3’s worst bugs

A touch-ready Chrome OS

A touch-ready Chrome OS

The update also improves camera performance on the Pixel devices.

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. The Pixel ThrEE with EEsim (sorry - there's a reason we don't work in marketing) will be available "in the coming months".

Google is expanding the Pixel 3s eSIM support to a few new countries and carriers with the latest December security patch. However, the insider did not state in the leak if the rumored handset will have a similarly sized display as the Pixel 3 XL nor did it provide additional information about the specifications of the upcoming device.

Interestingly, this fix also applies to the Pixel 2 lineup as well, though I don't recall anyone ever complaining about memory issues on last year's devices. And while this wasn't an issue that affected every user, it's still not exactly the kind of experience you'd like to see from a $1,200 phone.

Pixel 3 owners who have picked up a Pixel Stand accessory for their Google Home will be happy to hear Google has "improved notification visibility" while your phone is docked to the Stand (though it's unclear by the post as to what exactly those improvements are). The patch is rolling out via OTA although factory images are available to download and manually flash if patience isn't your strong suit.

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