Google recently began the official rollout of Android 8.1 Oreo on its Pixel and Nexus devices. While the owners of the latest Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have had their share of issues looming since the launch of the smartphones, users of older Nexus smartphones have also seemingly joined the decry against Google’s latest OS update. Several users are said to have reported an issue that is stopping them to swipe on the display of the Pixel and Nexus devices updated to Android 8.1 Oreo.
The affected users took to the Pixel User Community to vent their problems out after they updated their Pixel and Nexus devices to Android 8.1 Oreo. Due to the issue preventing users to make swipe actions on the display, users haven’t been able to pick up incoming calls, unlock the screen, among other problems that are related to swipe actions. The reports of this bug soon started flooding the complaint thread, making Google notice this issue. Orrin, one of the community managers at the Pixel User Community said that he’s ‘looking into that swipe issues that have been reported’.
He further added that he will be reaching out to the affected users individually to gain more knowledge about the problem, which will help Google to identify the cause and fix it. This problem could, however, be solved by checking for an update on your affected device, in case there is a patch available. However, it seems more unlikely presently as Google hasn’t officially released a fix for this bug yet.
Google has recently been troubled with many software as well as hardware issues occurring on the devices updated to Android 8.1 Oreo and the Pixel 2 smartphones, respectively. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have reported multiple issues, some of them have been timely addressed and fixed while some are still being investigated by the Mountain View-based giant. This has even led the company to drop the prices of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to lure customers.