Google's Pixel Slate Available for Pre-Order

Imagine having RAM management problems that are so bad, taking a picture in the camera app causes other apps to crash. Some good news: Even though the Pixel 3 and 3 XL come in different shapes and feature different designs, the two different models have identical features (especially when it comes to their standard-setting cameras).

Google has not specified any timeline as of when it plans to roll out an update for the devices to fix the issue.

Other software bugs have been reported previously, such as a bug that prevented some photos from saving to devices. That's where some users are at with the Pixel 3 right now.

The Pixel 3 is one of the first smartphones to ship with Android 9 Pie, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system.

The firm said the bug, which users took to Twitter to share images of, can be fixed with a software update. No, Google hasn't added a second lens to either the Pixel 3 or 3 XL. Amazon's pre-order page now doesn't specify a date although with the Google Store and Best Buy dates tallying as they do it should be assumed November 22 will be the date when the Pixel Slate ships out from all three retailers. Alternatively, you can plug in a keyboard of your own, but remember the Pixel Slate only has a pair of USB Type-C ports just like the Pixelbook.

"You'll immediately see a transcript of the caller's responses so that you can then decide whether to pick up, respond by tapping a quick reply (e.g., 'I'll call you back later"), or mark the call as spam and dismiss. You get the same camera sensor, the ability to squeeze the phone to activate the Google Assistant, the same processor, and more. Google has made extensive modifications to Chrome OS to make it more tablet friendly, but you can also plug in a keyboard and use it as a traditional Chromebook.

The call screen feature allows the phone to answer calls for you when telemarketers call. Restarting the phone can help as a workaround, and we'll be rolling out a fix for this bug in the future. Thoughts that it might be limited to the United States were also scuppered.

Vanessa Coleman