Creepy Pixel 6 911 bug leaves people dry

The previous generation of Google Pixel phones and bugs go hand in hand, but in the company’s defense these were its first phones with a proprietary chip and it did a pretty good job of ironing out the bugs. That said, it’s one thing to wait for a fix for, say, a flickering display, and quite another to not be able to access emergency services and some Pixel users have reported experiencing the latter.
As first reported by Android Police, some Pixel owners have complained Reddit and Google support forum that their Pixel phones cannot call emergency services like 911 in the US and 000 in Australia.

Although only a small number of users, mostly Pixel 6 and 6a owners, seem to have been affected, this is a bug that just isn’t acceptable and it’s the last thing you want. you expect your phone to fail.

Reddit user The seykrits say they were unable to seek help for a man who had passed out.
User KitchenPicture5849 also has a heartbreaking story to tell. Their Pixel phone got stuck after they dialed 911 to call an ambulance for their grandmother.
This is reminiscent of last year Microsoft Teams bug that prevented some Android phones from connecting to emergency services.
It is not clear if the The October Pixel update fixed the issue, but judging by the changelog it doesn’t seem to be the case.
Google is one of best phone makers we have right now, but bugs have hampered the experience for many users. Here’s hoping the new launched The Pixel 7 duo will provide a smoother experience and Google will roll out a fix for the emergency call bug as soon as possible. Google apparently expects double its sales next year, but that would be hard to achieve if the Pixel 7 also ended up being a bug-prone phone.

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