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June security patch causes issues for Nokia 7 Plus handsets running on Android P beta

The Nokia 7 Plus
Just the other day, we told you how the June Android security update resulted in a problem for Google Pixel 2 XL users. After the update, several owners of the device complained that their handset was taking as long as three seconds to awaken instead of the usual one second. Google said yesterday that it will push out a fix soon, and suggested that Pixel 2 XL owners set the Ambient Display to "always on;" this should hold off users until a fix is disseminated.

Meanwhile, the June Android security update is continuing to muck up other Android handsets as some users of the Nokia 7 Plus  have discovered. The units affected by the update are those running an Android P beta. One Nokia 7 Plus user wrote on the company's support forum that the update "corrupted his system." Others complained that the security update led their screens to freeze, or resulted in a pop-up appearing that said "com.android.phone" had stopped working. Some were able to get their phones operating normally by moving back to Android Oreo, using the factory reset option from the recovery menu.

It isn't known whether Nokia licensee HMD Global is aware of the situation. A moderator on the board said earlier today that she would try to find out what is going on, and promised to report back. If your Nokia 7 Plus was affected by the June security update, check in with us often. As soon as we hear something, we will update this story.

For future reference, this is why developers warn consumers that installing beta software on a smartphone isn't always a good idea. Such software can be riddled with bugs, as Nokia 7 Plus users have found out.

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