Some users of Google Pixel appear to be encountering problems with their handsets. These consumers have taken the problem on the forum of Google Product claiming that they are not able to get any texts on their handset operating on Android 8.0 Oreo. The problem was initially reported late last month by a Verizon consumer.
The consumer named Gary Gregg reported that his Pixel XL operating on Android O on Verizon was not capable of receiving any text messages through Verizon Message+ or Google Message. On the other hand, he is capable of sending them to others. Gregg claimed that he upgraded the handset and the apps and installed/uninstalled them one more time but it was of no help.
Similar problems have been posted on the forum by few other users of Pixel handset. “Same issue I am having. From what I’ve found in various forums, a hard reset/factory reset does not appear to work consistently either (issue comes back within a week),” claimed another consumer.
On the other hand, Google is conscious of the problem and is already operating on a solution. This verification came on the forum from the community manager. “Thanks for all of the reports. The team is aware of this issue and working towards a fix. Some of you have mentioned that rebooting or factory resetting the device resolved the issue. Definitely try to reboot, and if you do factory reset, make sure all of your data/info is backed up,” the community manager posted.
This issue has emerged up a few days post the problems in the new-rolled out Google Home Mini were discovered to be recording voice of the users without their permission. It has been cited that 3 touch sensitive areas are present on Google Home Mini. While 2 of them are on either side, one is present right at the middle where the lights of notification are present. The one at the center was actually not standardized correctly and activate the speaker to record voices. On the other hand, Google hurriedly launched out an update to fix the speaker once and for all.