Google Pixel, Nexus smartphones plagued with swipe issues post Android 8.1 Oreo update: Report

Google has said that it is investigating the matter, and will soon reach out to affected users.

  • Published: January 11, 2018 5:30 PM IST

Google, it seems, cannot catch a break. Its new Pixel 2 smartphones have been plagued with various issues, and the search giant has been busy fixing them. Recently, Google rolled out the latest Android 8.1 Oreo, and the update seems to have brought along an issue of its own.

Some users are complaining that the new update has introduced swipe issues in the Pixel and Nexus smartphones. The issue has made the simplest tasks such as unlocking the phone or answering calls, difficult. Some have also reported that they are having trouble swiping away notifications from the lock screen. The lock screen issues do not stop there, as others also reported having difficulty swiping the notification bar down.

Do note, a Reddit user said that restarting the device in recovery mode did away with the issue, though others did not have the same experience.

These issues were recently posted on Pixel User Community, to which Orrin, a community manager for the forum, swiftly replied saying, “We are looking into the swipe issues that have been reported. I am going to be reaching out for bug reports, so please keep an eye out for my email.”

This doesn’t seem like a problem that can’t be resolved through a software update, so you could expect one soon. However, Orrin didn’t mention any estimated time of arrival for the eventual fix. If swiping is also malfunctioning on your phone, make sure to report it by going to Settings > System > About Phone > Send feedback.

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  • Published Date: January 11, 2018 5:30 PM IST