Google Pixel 2
Google has addressed several issues that have been plaguing the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Android smartphones. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Google has quickly addressed the latest issue surrounding models of its new Pixel 2 smartphone, which shipped without a running operating system. Reports from Reddit and the Ars Technica forums indicated some users were unable to boot up their handsets and were receiving a message, which stated the device couldn’t find a valid operating system.

Since then Google has confirmed to Android Police that the issue has been resolved and affected devices are now running. The tech giant didn’t give any further details on what when wrong with the affected handsets. It appears the problem was fixed with a wireless update.

The Pixel 2 has already had its fair share of early adopter problems. Some handsets have experienced display burning and visible pixelation; some have had issues with Android Auto frequently crashing; some have had issues with the Portrait Mode not taking effect on photos; some have experienced muffled audio for recorded video playback; some have experienced strange clicking noises from within the device.

Certain issues have been of higher priority for Google than others. It is not surprising to see this most recent problem get resolved quickly, as it rendered devices unusable. Meanwhile, reports indicate that a law firm is potentially putting together a class action lawsuit against Google, pertaining to the display issues on the Pixel 2.

The Pixel 2 currently runs Android 8.0 Oreo, but users who are apart of Google’s developer program can test the beta software for Android 8.1 Oreo. Google often addresses various early adopter issues within official software updates.