To say that things have been continually going bad for Google’s flagship Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, would probably be a big understatement. Weeks before their launch, the duo had just about everything leaked about them in full glory. Now that the two smartphones have been out for a month, they have been found (by disgruntled users) to be suffering from numerous issues (both hardware and software-related), with more coming to light every day. One such problem, which was reported by multiple Pixel 3 XL owners last month, involves the smartphone’s speaker(s) producing random buzzing noises when playing audio at lower volume levels.
While there’s no definite time-frame as to when Google will fix the laundry list of problems with its flagship smartphones, it seems the company is (at least) working on a solution to the aforementioned ‘speaker buzzing’ problem.
You guys hear this yet? pic.twitter.com/8Ja7GtK1yS
— Thomas Demeter (@Cyadd) November 14, 2018
According to a recent tweet (see above) by a user named Thomas Demeter, who reached out to Google support regarding the problem, the audio distortion issue can be fixed via a software update, and Google will be rolling out the same soon. The user also posted a screenshot of a chat he had with a Google support agent, who clarified that “.. will be rolling out a software update in the coming weeks to address the audible buzzing in certain instances at lower volumes.”
Also, a report by Android Police has claimed that the support agent is indeed right, since the publication also reached out to Google support, who backed up the information relayed to Thomas Demeter by the support agent.
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Even though it’s good that Google is working on a software update to address Pixel 3 XL’s ‘speaker buzzing’ problem, there’s no fix in sight for the numerous other issues that affect the smartphone(s). The fact that Google is asking sky-high prices for these abysmal-looking and problem-laden devices makes things even worse.