Google Pixel 7 owners have been experiencing issues with their phones crashing after watching a specific 10-second video clip featuring an animated alien on YouTube. The video, which has since been removed, caused the Pixel 7 to become unresponsive and even reboot in some cases. Google has acknowledged the issue and stated that a fix will be included in the next software update.
The issue was first reported on Reddit by several Pixel 7 owners who experienced the crash after watching the video. Some users reported that their phones only became responsive again after a factory reset. The problem appears to affect only the Pixel 7 and not other models of Google phones or other Android devices.
Google has not provided any details about what specifically in the video is causing the crash. However, some users have speculated that it may be due to a particular combination of colors and brightness levels used in the animation. Other users have suggested that it could be a coding error in the way that the video is being processed by the Pixel 7’s hardware and software.
This incident highlights the potential vulnerabilities that can arise with technology and the importance of identifying and addressing these issues quickly. While it may seem like a harmless video clip, it’s clear that there was something in it that caused the Pixel 7 to crash. It also underscores the importance of regularly updating your device’s software to ensure that any known issues are fixed and that your device remains secure.
If you’re a Pixel 7 owner and are experiencing this issue, it’s recommended that you avoid watching any video content on YouTube until a software update is released. You can also try resetting your device to see if that resolves the issue, but be aware that this will erase all data on your device, so be sure to back up any important information first.