Back in July, OnePlus decided that it was okay to spam its smartphone users with surveys directly on the OnePlus 5 device. That gave potential buyers for the OnePlus 5 smartphone not to buy the device. It appears that Google took that play and applied it to its Pixel 2 smartphone.
Spotted by editors over at Android Central, one of their editors was the first to spot a pop-up near the bottom right of the screen. You can notice from the screenshot below:
Interesting. Google's running a survey in the settings of the Pixel 2 XL … pic.twitter.com/X7XQi56fCx
— Andrew Martonik (@andrewmartonik) January 4, 2018
Google on its part wants to know how it can improve the Pixel, and that’s probably one of the main reasons why it’s conducting surveys. The Pixel 2 phones have been riddled with issues as soon as they were launched. But there are many other better ways to gain feedback from smartphone users as opposed to just pushing surveys onto the smartphones and no choice given to the user.
OnePlus 5 users didn’t appreciate what the company did by spamming on their device, but Google on the other hand is a much bigger company that has an even bigger responsibility. It also sets a bad precedent because if Google goes about doing things like this, then it tells other Android device makers that they can spam their customers with all sorts of unwanted messages and surveys too. All I have to say is that this is a very bad move on Google’s part, very bad move.