Google Pixels Are Crashing After Watching Alien Clip on YouTube

A Pixel 7 phone showing the Google startup page.

Gizmodo’s personal makes an attempt to view the Alien clip on a Pixel 7 pressured the telephone to right away restart.
Picture: Florence Ion / Gizmodo

There’s an actual bug pervading the ducts of Google Pixel gadgets, and it’s someway associated to sci-fi’s most well-known insectoid alien horror.

For some unusual purpose, this one YouTube clip of Ridley Scott’s well-known sci-fi/horror masterpiece Alien crashing the newest Google Pixel telephone. Reddit customers on the r/GooglePixel subreddit have been the primary to discover the unusual phenomenon, as telephones solely crash when watching this one particular video, and solely when utilizing the official YouTube app.

In response to customers, the crash occurs on each the Google Pixel 7 and seven Professional. Different customers famous that it additionally occurred on a Pixel 6, 6 Professional and 6a. It’s unclear if earlier Pixels undergo the identical destiny.

The video didn’t crash my Pixel 3, although in different checks from Gizmodo staffer Florence Ion, we certainly discovered that an 8GB Pixel 7 in addition to the Pixel 7 Professional each instantly jumped to a black display and then rebooted.

Some customers described a fast reboot, whereas others claimed it triggered different points resulting in a loss in mobile connection, requiring one other restart. In our personal checks, we discovered that the restarted telephones efficiently relaunched with none obvious points.

For individuals who can’t see the clip due to the bug, the clip includes the Alien scene the place Dallas crawls by means of the ductways of the Nostromo with nothing however a flashlight and flamethrower to mild the best way. All of the whereas, the remnants of the ship crew monitor his and, to the crew’s horror, the alien’s actions. The YouTube video’s prime feedback now discuss with customers saying whether or not or not the Aliens scene knocks out their telephones. The highest remark reads: “Pixel telephone customers, get out of right here!”

The information was first seen by tech journalist Mishaal Rahman, and the issue has been ongoing by means of the weekend into Monday. Rahman famous it may very well be a problem if customers are on the Android 13 QPR2 beta. Some Pixel 7 customers did declare they didn’t have any points, and it stays unclear what’s inflicting the difficulty.

Gizmodo reached out to Google for remark and to know if there’s any trace as to what’s inflicting the difficulty, however we didn’t instantly hear again.

Earlier variations of Pixel telephones have skilled bizarre crashes previously. Over 5 years in the past, customers reported sure wallpapers utilizing the Google Wallpapers app put Pixel 2 gadgets right into a perpetual crash loop. The corporate took its candy time developing with a response to the difficulty, maybe as a result of it’s such a distinct segment situation.

In fact, my very own idea is that each one these telephones are actually inhabited by a digitized model of the eponymous “alien.” Simply don’t be too shocked for those who get up and discover your telephone has been drooling acidic saliva, or if somewhat digital chestburster pops out whilst you’re texting coworkers in your Sla… aaaa… aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.

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