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Oreo bug incorrectly shuts down mobile data on Pixel phones used on certain carriers

Oreo bug incorrectly shuts down mobile data on Pixel phones used on certain carriers
The Oreo update is not such a tasty treat for some Pixel users. It seems that the update to Android 8.0 over certain carriers is causing mobile data on some Pixel models to incorrectly stop working. While a number of users are typing out complaints on various Google product forums (like the Pixel user community), it turns out that one Google employee has said that a fix is in the works. When it is disseminated is anyone's guess at the moment.

The devices involved are sending out notifications to users telling them that their data allowance has run out. But that is not true. It appears that the phones are misreading zero-rated data. For example, let's say that your carrier allows unlimited service to WhatsApp. Even if you've burned through all of your monthly data, you still should be able to access WhatsApp. However, because of the bug, the Pixel will just turn off mobile data. This also happens in other situations where the Pixel user has more data to use under his/her monthly allowance, and for some reason mobile data is still shutting down.

The word around the water cooler is that this is related to the carriers in markets like Honduras, Indonesia, and Romania. And while Google says that this is a top priority, right now the only solution is to flash back to Android Nougat.

source: GoogleProductForums via AndroidPolice

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posted on 12 Sep 2017, 01:14

1. metalspy101 (banned) (Posts: 105; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)


Hating ....fakenews

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 02:32

2. strikerchooooo (Posts: 146; Member since: 25 Sep 2016)


What can I say - Handroid. And people still buy it for over $1000. For poorly copied OS.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 07:21 1

3. joey_sfb (Posts: 6697; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Yeah! Like iOS is totally bug free.

To me it's a featureless boring phone that still cost $1000 and beyond.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 07:24 1

4. Scott93274 (Posts: 5520; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Oh really? Copied from whom might I ask?

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