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Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL RAM Management Issue that kills background apps

Google launched their third-generation Pixel smartphones earlier this month. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL come with several upgrades over the previous generation in terms of design and camera. Some of the new features are- an 18:9 display on Pixel 3, and a notched display on Pixel 3 XL, and dual front cameras.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL come with top-notch Snapdragon 845 chipset alongside excellent software features. However, just like the previous generations, the Pixel 3 series also reportedly come with some issues related to audio, memory management, and other software aspects. Here we are talking about the memory management issue that kills background apps.

Pixel 3 RAM Management Issue

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL come with 4GB RAM. This might just not be enough for a 2018 Android flagship and that why there could be a memory management issue. The issue on both the phones was reported by a user on a Reddit thread. According to the post, the Pixel 3 keeps reloading and closing apps when just 2-3 of them are open. Moreover, several tweets also give hint that the Pixel 3 phones are killing background apps.

Among the most used cases, music and podcast apps are being closed without even any warning. This issue could be because Android’s new OS needs more RAM to be free. So, a flagship smartphone with 4GB of RAM in 2018 doesn’t seem a good idea after all.

Further, some Pixel 3 users have also complained about audio quality issues while recording videos on the smartphone. However, Google issued a statement regarding this stating that it has specifically tuned the audio to reduce the background noise.

Coming to the RAM management issue, Google has not issued a fix or a statement for this as of now. But we are hoping that something might arrive soon officially from Google.


Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.