So, it turns out Android 8.0 Oreo isn’t as sweet as Google hoped it’d be. Not for everyone, at least. A number of users are experiencing issues with Bluetooth, on both Pixels and Nexuses. More specifically, the issues lie in the connection between Oreo and Bluetooth devices, like car audio systems, Bluetooth speakers, and wireless headphones.
There’s not just one single issue with Bluetooth, either. It appears there are multiple scenarios in which the connection isn’t working properly. Some users say they’re getting static during audio playback, while others can’t even connect at all. And as you can imagine – they’re not happy about it. Rightfully so, to be honest.
These issues aren’t new. There were reports of these bugs during the developer preview build stages, and now here we are now in prime time, and they’re still nagging users. What gives, El Googs? In my opinion, it seems like it was more important to line Oreo’s release up with the solar eclipse than it was to make sure the public build actually works right. And that’s not cool.
What gives, Googs?
In my opinion, it seems like it was more important to line Oreo’s release up with the solar eclipse than it was to make sure the public build actually works right. And that’s not cool.
And that’s not cool.
In fact, some users are hesitant to install the new update. And I can’t blame them. Take our friend, Ant Pruitt, from Google+, for instance. He’s yet to install Android 8.0, so he took to social media to see if anyone could confirm or deny the Bluetooth issues. Fellow Plusser, Dex Peck, reports that everything is okay on his end, although he did have troubles with the Developer builds. So, as you can see results are mixed and not everyone is being affected by this.
What is Google doing to fix Oreo Bluetooth issues?
In Google’s defense, they are at least being proactive about the situation. The company is seeking feedback from Android 8.0 Oreo users to assist in the bug-smashing process. There are dedicated forums for both Pixel and Nexus owners, so if you fall into either category and you’re having issues, you may want to start there.
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