Google‘s first-generation Pixel devices have been suffering Bluetooth connectivity issues for a long time now. The devices would have problems connecting to or staying connected with other Bluetooth devices. This problem was persistent on Android Nougat and continued even with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo. Google now says that the October Android security patch comes with Bluetooth bug fixes for the Pixel and Pixel XL. Also Read - Google won't let you sign in on these Android phones and this will happen soonAlso Read - Google Play Store announces blanket ban on Sugar Daddy apps over sexual content
Google had rolled out October Android security patch on October 2. The company explained that this update was for security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices. Of these, there was “a critical severity vulnerability in media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.” However, Bluetooth fixes for the Pixel and Pixel XL was not mentioned.
Orrin, a Community Manager at Google has (via Android Police) posted on Pixel’s forum saying that the October security update contains some Bluetooth fixes. He also assures that Google will roll out additional fixes for Bluetooth with the next few updates. Prior to this, Orrin had posted on the forum asking Pixel users about the users about the Bluetooth issues being face with Android 8.0 Oreo update. ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL gets iOS 11 s DND driving mode
Orrin further adds, “Glad to hear that some of you have been reporting that the issues are resolved. For those on the Oct update, please post your experiences here. We’ll continue to monitor your feedback and keep this thread updated with any other information.”
The October security patch is currently being rolled out over-the-air (OTA), so it would gradually reach all users. Although Google hasn’t specified the Bluetooth fixes, it will hopefully help Pixel users. Some of the problems mentioned on the Pixel forum include users not being able to connect their smartphones with their car audio system, and media content not being properly displayed. For some users, Bluetooth worked fine when on Android Nougat, but the problems started after Android 8.0 Oreo update. ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2: Even if the newest flagship doesn t succeed, Android is still winning