Pixel 3 camera hardware is crashing when used by any app other than the "Camera" app.1 Recommended Answer
However, it should be noted that none of this has been confirmed by Google. Further, while we the users have a suspicions of what the blinding bug might be, we don't know what sets it up. I myself have had success so far with an RMA'd device, as have others, but people are having spotty luck actually getting these RMAs.
The more people seem to try to get into it with Google, the better luck they have. That said, Google is officially stating that a fix is coming, but no real timeline has been publicly given.
Limitations Caused: Apps that need to access the camera, but cannot pull images from the gallery, effectively lose all camera related functions. This includes video calling, and quick picture sharing apps that do not rely on the "Camera" app.
1.) Avoid using any camera functions in all apps.
3.) If a camera function is accidentally accessed outside of the "Camera" app, immediately reboot the phone to restore camera access to the "Camera" app.
Is anyone else having this issue?
I spoke with Google tech support. I can confirm that neither Safe Mode or a Factory Reset fix the problem. The issue is either in the Android OS or in the hardware, somehow.
I tried to update the phone etc. Nothing helps
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