Google Pixel 2 bug won't let Google Assistant work with Bluetooth headphones: Report

Google Pixel 2 users are complaining about yet another problem.

  • Published: November 12, 2017 12:26 PM IST
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Just when we thought Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL issues have been sorted, the Pixel 2 has come into the spotlight yet again for all the wrong reasons. According to a recent report, a bug in the Pixel 2 is preventing Google Assistant from being used over Bluetooth headphones.

As reported by The Verge, Pixel 2 users have reported the problem on Google’s support forum. The report further mentions that the issue is just not related to on particular headphone brand and is spread across many different brands. The problem occurs when one tries to talk to Google Assistant on their phones while wearing Bluetooth headphones with a microphone. While it is possible to activate the Assistant, the microphone goes mute right after the Google Assistant is activated, so one cannot issue any command. Android Police also notes that the problem has been going on since October.

Considering the problem has been discussed in Google’s support forum, we know that Google is aware of the bug. However, there is no further comment regarding a fix from the company yet. ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2 XL Review: The AI-first smartphone

Lately, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users have been facing a lot of software-related problems.  Just recently, Google Pixel 2 XL was reportedly charging slowly with its charging capacity not going above 15W. The company had promised a charging capacity of 18W.

As surprising it may sound, but one user took to Reddit saying that his newly brought Pixel 2 XL smartphone has been shipped without Android OS installed. This is not the only issue Pixel users have been facing, display woes, issues with Android Auto, ticking sound and audio quality with recorded video are some of the other notable issues that the devices have been facing since they are out in the market. ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2 XL Vs Apple iPhone X Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Camera Comparison

However, one good thing in all the above cases has been that Google was aware of the problems and bugs, and it even acknowledged the same. The company last week rolled out November security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices. With the update, Google says that it’s fixed a “critical security vulnerability” that was discovered within the Media framework for Android.

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  • Published Date: November 12, 2017 12:26 PM IST