The web is rife with stories of Bluetooth points within the new public beta of Android Oreo, and Google has began petitioning customers for assist figuring out the issue.
Each Nexus and Pixel gadgets, which optionally acquired Oreo as an over-the-air replace, have been giving their customers hassle connecting to automotive audio programs, Bluetooth audio system, and wi-fi headphones.
Google is not hiding from the difficulty: As a substitute of sweeping it underneath the rug or attributing the bugs to Oreo’s beta standing, the corporate has taken to the official boards to ask for stories from Nexus and Pixel homeowners.
What’s being reported
The issues are as diversified because the gadgets customers try to hook up with, at the least in response to the discussion board posts the place Google is gathering bug stories.
Some customers cannot connect with gadgets in any respect, others say they will quickly join earlier than it drops, some aren’t capable of see gadget metadata on their automobile’s display screen, and some stories have even talked about audio distortion and static noise.
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One consumer reported with the ability to obtain calls with out situation, however any makes an attempt to name out utilizing his automotive’s Bluetooth system have been utterly silent.
Google’s Nexus and Pixel neighborhood supervisor mentioned he is gathering stories to find out a sample, so it appears Google is within the early phases of figuring out the issue previous to fixing it.
Not a brand new situation?
Attention-grabbing to notice is that this will not be a brand new drawback for Android Oreo. A number of customers reported that Bluetooth connectivity was an issue in all of the earlier beta releases of Android eight.zero, elevating the query of why it is nonetheless an issue.
It is doable beta testers did not report Bluetooth points in earlier variations of Oreo, which defeats the aim of getting a beta. That, or Google put Bluetooth fixes on the backburner and pushed Oreo to public beta earlier than resolving what might be a important flaw.
It’s important to notice that not all customers are having Bluetooth points. Many are working simply high quality, and whereas it is too early to level a finger at a perpetrator, the inconsistency of the issue may point out points tied to Bluetooth .
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As has been the case in the past, some telephones of a selected mannequin have points whereas others of the identical mannequin do not, and the supply was a number of distributors supplying the identical half for various runs of the gadget.
The issue may additionally stem from points which are something however new. Huawei Nexus 6Ps seem like a good portion of complaints on the Nexus thread, and searching again a couple of years to 2015 reveals nearly identical issues on 6Ps.
Till we hear from Google it is exhausting to inform what the precise drawback is, however in all probability we already know: /software program incompatibilities.
Prime three takeaways for TechRepublic readers:
- Android Oreo testers have been reporting widespread Bluetooth points with connecting to automobiles, audio system, and headphones.
- Google has opened discussion board threads for each Nexus and Pixel customers to report points and has acquired over 200 responses.
- Google is reportedly engaged on a repair at present, however has but to disclose the supply of the difficulty.