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OnePlus 7 Pro owners get freaky notifications and the company apologizes

OnePlus 7 Pro owners get freaky notifications and the company apologizes

OnePlus initially apologized for the matter in a tweet published early this morning.

However, OnePlus has been quick to respond, saying that the notifications were sent out in error during an internal test by its Oxygen OS team, rather than the result of a hack on suspicious activity. When the message is tapped, the phoe attempts to open a browser but a prompt comes up that it couldn't be found.

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"During an internal test, our OxygenOS team accidentally sent out a global push notification to some OnePlus 7 Pro owners", the company tweeted. Apparently, OnePlus' OxygenOS team was conducting a software test related to the upcoming Android Q update. Both the notifications were gibberish, and they didn't mean anything at all. Due to an error during the testing process, we accidentally pushed a routine test message to some of our OnePlus 7 Pro OxygenOS users. Therefore, we want to reassure that this incident does not indicate any risks for your personal data. The company sent out two separate notifications with random letters.

OnePlus says that it uses the notification push function as a "survey tool" to gauge feedback that helps them improve user experience. Tapping on any of the 2 push notifications only created more ruckus as it reportedly tried opening a webpage but it couldn't open.