Android vs iOS war continues even to this day. Android has its own fan-following while iOS continues to be very popular among Apple loyalists. Both the operating systems have been around for a while now. When Android was in its nascent stages, there were many cross-compatibility issues with other operating systems including iOS. Now both the OS have matured to an extent where such issues are becoming increasingly rare. Web surfing, SMS, messaging services like WhatsApp etc. work seamlessly across both OS. But a new “weird” problem seems to have cropped up on Google Pixel phones.
If you have been seeing distorted images on Pixel/Pixel XL phone, don’t panic! It’s a bug and the bug is specific to iPhone 7 Plus and Pixel/Pixel XL phones. It occurs only when screenshots taken on iPhone 7 Plus are sent to someone who owns a Pixel or Pixel XL using Hangouts or SMS/MMS. The screenshots undergo dimension and color distortion when taken from within an iPhone app and not on the iPhone’s homescreen. But surprisingly, the images taken on Pixel are perfectly fine when viewed in iPhone 7 Plus.
So then is the iPhone 7 Plus the culprit here? Or the Pixel phone? The way image processing is handled in the latest Android 7.1 could be causing this issue. One of the users has reported that the issue occurs on older Nexus 6 running Android 7.1 custom ROM. It looks like Google is aware of this bug. But the company hasn’t commented anything on providing a fix for this bug. It remains to be seen when this “weird” bug gets fixed in Android.