Android 8.0 Oreo Reportedly Causing Settings App to Crash on Pixel Devices

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Android 8.0 Oreo Reportedly Causing Settings App to Crash on Pixel Devices
  • Pixel users are getting setting app crash when they look at data usage
  • Many users have reported this issue on their devices
  • Google has not officially addressed the issue

Another day, another set of complaints pouring in for Google's latest Android Oreo update that was recently rolled out to Pixel and Nexus devices. There have been a multitude of reports recently where Pixel and Nexus users have complained of bugs after they updated to Android Oreo, including the recent issue where the mobile data was being used by the device despite Wi-Fi turned on and the one where mobile data was automatically deactivated on Android Oreo. Now, a fresh issue is reportedly being pointed by some users who updated their Pixel devices to Android 8.0 Oreo, whereby jumping to mobile and Wi-Fi data usage settings causes the Settings app to crash unexpectedly.

The Pixel and Pixel XL users who decided to take a glance at their mobile and Wi-Fi data usage were welcomed with an unexpected app crash, followed by options to either re-open the app or send the feedback about this event. Artem Russakovskii, who is enthusiastically involved in testing Android features at Android Police, took his bad experience to Twitter showing how the Settings app on his Pixel XL crashed upon checking the data usage. No sooner did he post that issue than he started getting bombarded with similar problems faced by a couple of other users.

This similar issue was reported back in March by someone from Xiaomi, as can be seen through Google's Issue Tracker entry. Among the similar complaints that were sent in reply to Russakovskii's tweet, one user who goes by Eddie Ringle, pointed out that the fix for this issue was submitted in a patch to the AOSP root earlier, but it could not make it through the Oreo release branch for Pixel phones. Surprisingly, some other users said that they were not facing this issue and their Pixel devices were functioning normally. While the reason is not officially clear, Android Police says in its report that this could be happening because of running too many Internet-connected apps at once on the Pixel handsets.

Just earlier this week, a number of Pixel and Nexus users reported that after updating to Android Oreo, the Google alarm clock app started misbehaving. Moreover, there were random rebooting issues pointed by some other users, hampering their device's day-to-day operation. Gradually, the number of bugs and issues being raised by Pixel and Nexus owners are rising after they updated to Android Oreo, and it will be interesting to see when Google decides to heed each one of them.


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