Google accidentally turns on Battery Saver via over-the-air patch


In September 2018, a number of people whose Google Pixel phones, Essential Phone, OnePlus 6, Nokia handsets, and other devices running Android 9 Pie discovered that the devices had, apparently autonomously, activated the software's Battery Saver feature. Google later explained that an internal experiment to test battery-saving features had accidentally - and erroneously - been rolled out to more users than it had intended. The silent and invasive nature of the mistake made it particularly troubling.

tags: Google, Android, remote control, software updates
Writer: Chris Welch
Publication: The Verge

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