If you own the new OnePlus 7 Pro, then chances are high that you must have received several weird push notifications from the company. This push notification looked like a decrypted message leaving thousands as worried about a potent security breach.
Two Strange Push Notifications That Made No Sense
The two strange alerts, that popped up on OnePlus 7 Pro phones on Monday morning were strings of characters and random letters in English and Chinese language. When the users tapped on the notifications, they got an error message stating “browser not found.”
While the spam notification which read random English letters didn’t make any sense, the Chinese characters surprisingly translated to a long string of “haha”.
Twitter Floods with Concerns
Thousands of OnePlus 7 Pro owners took on Twitter to question the odd notifications and whether they epitomized a security issue. Multiple reports floated on the Twitter where owners shared screenshots of the notifications and expressed their concerns as to what it may be.
Users Across The Globe Received Spam Notifications
It appears that random OnePlus 7 Pro users across the globe got spam push notifications on their phone. The erroneous notifications were reported by users from Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands.
OnePlus Quickly Took Grasp Of The Issue
OnePlus revealed that spam notifications were the result of an internal test. This test was being conducted by the OxygenOS team who fortuitously sent out global push notifications to OnePlus 7 Pro owners.
OnePlus explained via a tweet,
“During an internal test, our OxygenOS team accidentally sent out a global push notification to some OnePlus 7 Pro owners.”
This statement came after a OnePlus 7 Pro users on Reddit reported receiving a notification with Chinese characters. The company further said that they are investigating the error to rule out the real cause and has promised to share more details shortly.
This is not the first time when notifications sparked controversy in the Android space, previously in 2015, HTC drew the rage of its users by sending out a notification ad for the movie Fantastic Four. But unlike the HTC case, OnePlus incident sounds more like an accident.