Google Pixel faces another camera issue, a more serious one this time

Don’t call it cameragate just yet, but it appears Pixel users in some countries are experiencing a peculiar issue related to the camera included with Google’s latest smartphone. This isn’t the ‘halo effect‘ that Google has already addressed or the autofocusing issue previously reported, but an issue with the camera app on the Pixel and Pixel XL.

In a post on the Google product forums dated to October 27th, an individual named Mike Fox complains of his Pixel’s camera app locking up, with unsightly purple and pink vertical lines appearing as a byproduct. Continue reading “Google Pixel faces another camera issue, a more serious one this time”

Having camera autofocus issues on your brand new Google Pixel? It could be your case

If you just got that brand new “Phone by Google” and slipped it in a case, and found out later that the camera had a problem focusing, it’d be quite usual to assume you got a defective unit. But as it turns out, if that’s you, try removing that case you slapped onto the back first. Some Reddit users trying to track down autofocus problems have found that some cases may be screwing with the camera’s ability to focus accurately.

As you can see in the video below posted by redditor HeshoMike, the camera refuses to settle in on an object and constantly tries to refocus. You’d have to be a pretty quick hand gymnast to capture a clear shot.
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Google confirms lens flare issue on the Pixel, pre-orders exceeding expectations

The Pixel and the Pixel XL are the two latest smartphones to come to market and unlike the rest of the major flagship pack, these are not ordinary revamping of an already-existing product. Instead, the Pixel and the Pixel XL mark the first of a new line of flagship devices and possibly more importantly, the first of a new line which is ‘made by Google’.

As to be expected with a new Google phone, marketed as it has been, the Pixel and the Pixel XL seem to be off to a flying start when it comes to early sales indicators. If you didn’t order a Pixel on launch day, you’ll probably be waiting a while. Several versions of the phone are sold out, and those that aren’t gone are showing shipping estimates of 3-4 weeks. Google has issued a short statement on the delays. Continue reading “Google confirms lens flare issue on the Pixel, pre-orders exceeding expectations”

Microsoft fixes the freezing and PowerShell issues in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

More computers around the world could soon be enjoying the benefits of Windows 10 after Microsoft claimed to have fixed a major issue with its latest update.

Released last month, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update was the first major update to Microsoft’s latest software version, but had caused  then there were issues with webcams and the latest to join the list was the breaking of PowerShell DSC. It almost seemed as if Microsoft was trying to stop people from using Windows 10.

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Galaxy Note 7 users complaining about bootloops and crashes, possible troubleshooting steps

A number of Galaxy Note 7 users are complaining about running into various issues like bootloop, crashing, restart, and even the bricking of the phablet. While the exact reason behind this situation is unknown, the issues are appearing to be arising after about two days of usage and installation of a recently released update. It is worth mentioning that there is no confirmation whether these two signs are related to each other or not.

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