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Pixel 3's 'fatal error' third-party app camera bug may be fixed in December update

Last month we reported that the Pixel 3 and 3 XL had an intermittent problem with third-party apps when using the camera. Those that ran into the issue would get a "fatal error" or similar warning as the camera failed to work in the app, a problem that would then persist in those apps even across reboots. Although not everyone was affected, we've seen reports that the issue has been resolved for many with the recent December patches.

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Pixel 3's Top Shot can choose a better photo than the one you took, and here's how it works

Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL have some of (if not the) best cameras of the year, and paired with that generally impressive performance are a handful of pretty nifty software features. One of them, called Top Shot, makes those great photos even better by helping out when you make a mistake and snap a photo just a bit too early or too late. And while we knew a little bit about how Top Shot worked, there were pretty large gaps in our knowledge. Thankfully for the inquisitive, Google has just published a more technical explanation of the tech behind it.

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Another Pixel 3 bug: Camera encountering 'fatal error' in third-party apps

Google's latest flagship may have a class-leading camera, but it isn't without its bugs, and now we have another to add to the list. Unfortunately for some, using the camera in third-party apps may trigger an error which disables the camera entirely until you reboot. Even the stock camera app is non-functional until you power cycle the phone.

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Google Pixel 3 camera sample gallery

We've got the Google Pixel 3 in our hands, and over the last 24 hours I've tried to take as many photos as I could when opportunities presented themselves. Being in New York City for the launch, a lot of those opportunities were really tall buildings - but I did manage to slip some variety in there.

All of these photos were captured in auto mode on the Pixel 3 using the rear camera, some cropped or zoomed at the time of shooting, some with no zoom at all. None have had their white balance, colors, contrast, or exposure adjusted - these are just as they came out of the camera.

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