Big Google Pixel 3 camera bug set to be squashed soon

Pixel 3 XL vs. iPhone XS Max

Pixel 3 XL vs. iPhone XS Max

Regardless of the actual cause, Google will soon be sending out the necessary patch to exterminate this bug. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL both have fast wireless charging embedded should you use Google's Pixel Stand.

A Google Pixel 3 user took to Reddit to complain that a 10W Anker wireless charger was able to provide only 500mA to the phone, as found via Ampere charging app.

A Google spokesperson said that the phone can reach 10W charging speeds on a Pixel Stand thanks to a "secure handshake", an extra layer of security that also allows the Pixel 3 to show the Assistant UI on its screen while docked. Those two things do not combine at this moment. Another oddity is that the Pixel 3 displays "Charging rapidly" while on a 5W or 10W wireless charger, which is not correct, especially when the wired charger is 18W.

Besides affecting all three generations of Pixel phones, similar complaints were made by some owners of the Nexus 5X, Samsung Galaxy S9, Moto Z2, and Moto E. The results, as you can see above, do not need captions to differentiate. Qi-standard chargers, even if they support 10w, are limited to 5w for Google's devices.

Google, in response to Arstechnica who reached out for comment on the situation, confirmed this to be the case. Now, we also get a chance to take a look at how Google's latest Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 smartphones perform in the dark.

This also forces people to pay the hefty $79 that Google asks for the Pixel Stand.

Google says that it is working on certifying additional chargers through its "Made for Google" program. You know what Anker's new fast charging stand costs? $30. To now limit faster wireless charging to its own charger is probably going to ruffle some feathers.

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