Google Android smartphones were recently affected by an issue where they were unable to make or receive calls on their phones, essentially preventing their owners from making contact with other users using voice calls. Discovered a few days ago, the bug was reportedly found in the Google App on Android, then subsequently resolved.
According to a recent report by Bleeping Computer, the issue was caused by the Google Search app that is preinstalled on almost all Android phones sold outside China, and was quickly resolved by the company after it was discovered. The fix was delivered in the form of an update to the company’s popular search app for Android devices, which was delivered via the Google Play Store.
At the time, Google had acknowledged the issue and a community manager had issued a statement, according to the report. The manager reported that after the latest update to the Google Search App on Android, the users of certain mobile phones are experiencing difficulty in receiving and making calls. It is important to note that most users will already have the update installed on their phones, as the fix was issued promptly days ago. Besides, many users have automatic updates enabled from the Play Store, which means that they should already be on the correct version of the Google app. These users will not have to do anything and the calling function should be working properly on their devices.