OnePlus apologizes for spam notifications received by OnePlus 7 Pro users

OnePlus accidentally pushed a cryptic notification to all 7 Pro users

OnePlus 7 Pro users around the world received a weird push notification on their phones.

Earlier today, several OnePlus 7 Pro users complained about receiving two odd push notifications that contain a random series of letters. One of them had a string of gibberish latin consonants and the other what appears to be Korean or Chinese characters. When users tapped on the notifications, the phone would receive an error message saying "browser not found". We would like to apologize for any difficulties, and assure you that our team is now investigating the error. The company says it is already testing its upcoming Android Q system update and the push notifications were related to that. If you left that first option turned on, you are allowing OnePlus to send you push notifications with official OnePlus news, product info, questionnaires, and purchase recommendations or coupon info.

OnePlus later apologised for the spam notification and blamed a failed internal test. "Therefore, we want to reassure that this incident does not indicate any risks for your personal data", the company explained. In no short time, the push notifications had started generating mixed reactions with some fans wondering if OnePlus has been hacked. We probably won't see notifications appear out of the blue like this again, as OnePlus says that it's "immediately implementing new processes to ensure this can not happen again".

That means you can dismiss the notifications, safe in the knowledge nothing untoward has happened to your device.

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