Google promises to fix camera bug that doesn’t let Pixel phones save photos

“Google has announced that it will be rolling out an update to fix the camera bug affecting Pixel smartphones”

Just a couple of days ago, several Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL users reported that the Camera app of their device isn’t saving photos. Soon after the users reported the bug, Google has just announced it will be releasing an update to fix the issue in the coming weeks. The company will also be rolling out the fix to the older Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone as well.

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Google hasn’t revealed the reason behind this issue and why Pixel phones are not saving images after they are captured. However, some reports suggest that there might be an issue with the Camera app waiting for HDR to finish processing before switching to a different app or if the phone is locked before the process completes. Some speculate that the Camera app of the Pixels stops running before it has finished processing an image in question.


While we wait for a fix from Google, some users are reporting that this camera bug on the Pixels can be solved by disabling the Doze battery saving feature in the Settings menu. We will update you on the matter as soon as the search titan starts rolling of this bug fix, so stay in touch for regular updates.

The Camera bug of the Pixels has appeared soon after the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL started shipping in select markets. In India, the two smartphones are available to pre-order across channels including Flipkart, Reliance Digital, Croma, Vijay Sales, other offline stores, and Airtel Online Store. Available in White, Just Black, and Not Pink hues, the new Pixels will go on sale in the country starting November 1st. As for the price in India, the Pixel 3 64GB costs Rs 71,000, while the 128GB option bears a Rs 80,000 price tag. The Pixel 3 XL’s 64GB memory model costs Rs 83,000, while the 128GB variant will set you back by Rs 92,000.

Google Pixel 3 XL Specifications
Octa core (2.5 GHz, Quad Core + 1.6 GHz, Quad core)
Snapdragon 845
6.3 inches (16 cm)
1440x2960 px, 522 PPI
12.2 MP Primary Camera
Dual LED Flash
8 MP + 8 MP Dual Front Cameras
3430 mAh
Fast Charging
USB Type-C port
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Rs. 57,999.00
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Akshay aka Techakko has been working with 91mobiles since 2012. Passionate about gadgets, he has a special interest in smartphones and games. The constant stream of news stories he writes is testament to his prowess as a human web crawler. A graduate in Computer Science, he dabbles as a game developer and competes in various gaming tournaments in his spare time. When he wants to take a break from the screen, he enjoys long rides on his Yamaha FZ-S.
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