Bought Pixel 7 Pro on Facebook, didn't have time to use it much, it was locked by Google
Google gave us an early look at the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro duo at the I/O event in May. Although it took until the fall of this year, Google officially launched its new flagship duo, but right now, some prototypes of Pixel 7 and 7 Pro have been sold on the internet. A few days ago, a Pixel 7 popped up on eBay, and now, someone claims that they bought a Pixel 7 Pro from the Facebook Marketplace.
Specifically, Reddit user AMC20_ said that he had purchased a Pixel 7 Pro from Facebook Marketplace. He had been using the Pixel 7 Pro for 3 weeks before Google discovered that their prototype Pixel 7 Pro was in use. Google quickly deleted and locked AMC20_'s Pixel 7 Pro, rendering him unusable.
When trying to do a factory reset of the Pixel 7 Pro, AMC20_ said he was redirected to the Android quick recovery menu, which revealed some information about the prototype including the device codenamed Cheeta and has a modem made by Samsung as well as a Tensor 2 chipset also manufactured by Samsung itself.
This Is Tech Today's Brandon Lee said the prototype came from the same person who sold the Pixel 7 on eBay a few days ago. Lee said that the seller was visited by police, indicating that Google was involved and that they were likely in legal trouble.
Apparently, Pixel 7 prototypes are being freely sold on Facebook, and how they will appear is anyone's guess. Before the Pixel Watch was announced by Google last month, someone found a dropped Pixel Watch in a restaurant, so it's hard to say if Google was simply being irresponsible or these things are being done. has a purpose.