This YouTube video crashes some Android smartphones

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Recently, a specific YouTube video has been causing some Pixel phone users to experience a significant problem. According to several reports, the video is causing some Pixel phones to crash instantly upon playback. Additionally, some users have also reported experiencing cellular network issues after attempting to watch the video. Which they can fix after a reboot.

A YouTube video blocks Google Pixel Android smartphones

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The issue has been reported by multiple users in a Reddit thread, including those who use Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6A phones. A staff member from The Verge also reported experiencing a crash when attempting to play the video on their Pixel 6. However, not all Pixel phone users are experiencing the issue. With some users reporting that their Pixel devices can play the video without any problem.

The video in question is a scene from the science fiction horror film Alien. Which is available in 4K HDR and is over two years old. Despite being available for a while, the video has only recently been causing problems on Pixel phones. Although we advise users of potentially affected phones to not watch it, here is the link to the video.

The cause of the issue is currently unknown, and Google has yet to release a statement regarding the matter. However, some users have speculated that the problem may be related to how the Pixels handle color. Similar to the issue that caused a specific wallpaper to crash some Android phones previously.

Pixel phones are renowned for their video playback capabilities. Making this issue a significant concern for those who rely heavily on their devices for this ability. The fact that the problem is affecting some Pixel devices and not others indicates that the issue is not related to the video itself. But rather to how the devices are processing the data.

The incident highlights the importance of software testing and quality assurance to prevent issues like this from occurring. As Pixel phones continue to become increasingly popular, Google must take steps to ensure that its devices are thoroughly tested before being released to the public.


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