After the last update of the Google Search app, users of some models of Android smartphones discovered a bug that prevented them from making and receiving calls, according to Bleeping Computer.While Google is not specifying which device models are affected by this bug, reports from users who reported this issue over the past weekend only mentioned LG devices, including the LG G7, LG G7 ThinQ, LG V40 ThinQ, and LG Q70.
Users complained that they lost the opportunity to make and receive calls, and only contacting the support service of the telecom operator or deleting the Google application helped.
The company has now released an updated version of the app that should help users fix the problem. While most users’ phones will automatically install this patch, those who have disabled automatic updates on their device will have to manually install it from Google Play.
While some victims confirmed that the update fixed the problem, others had to completely uninstall the app in order for the phone to work as expected again.
Given that the Google Android app has over 5 billion installations worldwide, a certain percentage of users are likely to still suffer even with automatic updates turned on.
To make sure your phone has the latest version, you need to follow these steps to manually update it:
- Search for the “Google” app in “Google Play” (or click here).
- Click the Update button.
Let me remind you that we also talked about Attackers abusing Google Apps Script to steal bank card details.
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