A new Android stability bug causes frozen apps and UI
A new Android stability bug has surfaced on-line as customers are reporting random app freezes and UI lockups (h/t: Android Police). The problem seems to have an effect on Google Pixel gadgets primarily, however a couple of customers with OnePlus and Xiaomi gadgets have reported the issue too, suggesting it may very well be extra widespread.
A OnePlus consumer tried to spotlight the bug in a display screen recording. Check out the video they posted on Twitter:
— Cosmin Buzle (@CBuzle) April 16, 2020
A few of us at Android Authority have seen the difficulty on our newest Pixel four XL gadgets in current weeks. For us, waking the gadget when an app is working typically results in a frozen gadget. The solely approach to repair the difficulty is to lock and unlock the cellphone once more, although this isn’t a everlasting resolution.
Others word that the freezes happen randomly and not simply after they unlock their gadgets. Still, the commonest approach to repair the difficulty is to lock and unlock the gadget once more.
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A few customers have recommended swiping down on the gadget fingerprint scanner to deliver down the notification shade can repair this problem. This would solely work on gadgets that help the performance just like the Pixel 2 and Pixel three collection.
Most affected gadgets seem like working Android 10, however a couple of folks utilizing the Android 11 developer preview have additionally seen the difficulty. There additionally doesn’t appear to be one set of apps that trigger the bug, with notable culprits together with Amazon, Chrome, the Play Store, Twitter, YouTube, and extra.
Google has but to make a press release on the matter. Hopefully, the corporate will launch a patch within the coming days or perhaps weeks.
Have you skilled this new Android stability bug? If so, tell us what gadget you’re utilizing within the feedback under.