Users reporting that the latest Android 7.1.2 update has fixed the “shutdown bug”

Users reporting that the latest Android 7.1.2 update has fixed the “shutdown bug”
So, a few days ago, Google released the Android 7.1.2 factory images and OTA files for the Pixel and Pixel XL. The update has been baking for quite and a beta program has been running for the past 3 months, for users who'd like to give it a whirl. It was highly anticipated, too, as some Pixel units have been plagued by an annoying “shutdown bug”, which the patch promised to fix.

Quick reminder — some Pixel phones seemed to not show the battery charge level right, so your phone might abruptly shut down even if the meter showed that you still have 35% of juice left. Curiously, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were also plagued by the same issue, and it started rearing its ugly head at the same time the Pixels did. We are pretty sure the two defects are not linked, but it's a neat coincidence, so we thought we'd throw that in there.

Now that the official Android 7.1.2 update is slowly rolling out to users' phones, some took to social media to report that they are no longer experiencing the “shutdown bug”. Others that suffered some worse (and much rarer) form of device instability chimed in to say that their phones are doing great now.

The number of reports is still too small to confirm that the bugs are gone for good. But we will be keeping our ear to the ground!

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source: Reddit

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5 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Pixel phones getting as buggy as iPhones and needing several update patches... Way to mess around, Google!

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Right, because Android is so stable. *cough*Lollipopgate*cough*

2. soldier5637

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 15, 2017

I'm seeing my pixel slow down to the point that I consider it to just be having a stroke sometimes. Especially when I'm typing. It will just stop sensing my typing. Disappointed.

5. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

just curious do you have a 32gb or 128?

3. vanessa.deagan

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I tried for months to buy a Pixel XL handset (the one with 128GB of storage), but just couldn't get one. Every store I contacted kept telling me new orders were 2 or 3 months away. In the end, I decided to stick with my trusty LG G5, which I still have, and am very happy with. I recently ran out of storage, so purchased a 128GB SD card, plugged it in, happy days. I also don't know why manufacturers are no long including IR blasters on their handsets. Damn shame. I use my IR blaster for 18 devices so far. Guess I'll be sticking with the LG G5 for the foreseeable future.

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