Google will soon roll out a fix for Pixel 2 reboot issue

A handful of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users have reported random reboot issues with their smartphones

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Highlights

    • Google will issue a fix in the coming weeks
    • The reboot issue is affecting Pixel 2 series devices

Like the original Pixel smartphones, the new Google flagship devices have been plagued by a string of issues at their preliminary stage. Recently a handful of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users have reported having experienced random reboot issues with their smartphones. While an apparent cause couldn’t be identified, some users believed that it was due to a patchy LTE signal.

But fortunately, Google has detected the problem and announced that it will issue a fix for the Pixel 2 devices soon. Orrin, a community manager in the Google Product Forums responded saying,”Thanks for all the info you have provided and for those that sent over bug reports. We want to let you all know that we’ve identified a fix which will be rolling out in the coming weeks.”

Apparently, this problem first appeared in October when XDA Developers posted about intermittent reboots on next-generation Pixel devices. Some users tried wiping of the phone with a factory reset and checked for malicious third-party apps. One user even tried not installing any apps, make few ‘feasible’ changes but still faced reboot issue while typing an email, Android Authority points out.

Notably, a Google Issue Tracker with the name Pixel 2 Random Reboots has been created where users are reporting the issue on their devices. Ironically, Google Pixel devices have supposedly the ‘purest’ version of Android. So a third party UI layer cannot be blamed for this bug. Now that the company has acknowledged the issue, Google should soon roll out a fix with a software update or monthly security patch.