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Google will soon fix one of the many, many Pixel 2 problems with a software update

Published Nov 20th, 2017 1:43PM EST
Pixel 2 Sound Issues

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It was just a few weeks ago that Google promised a software fix for the Pixel 2 XL’s display problems in a post that said that there’s really nothing wrong with the Pixel 2 XL screen, but that Google would still fix it. The company implied there might be something wrong with the Pixel 2 XL screen after all, as people never complained about the quality of the Pixel 2 handset, which also has an OLED screen inside.

Since then, Google released that software update and it’s now getting ready to issue a new one. This one is meant to fix annoying buzzing sounds that some Pixel 2 users keep hearing during calls.

Some people will say that this bothersome issue was already known, as several users complained about it in the past. But that’s actually a different issue; the clicking sound was addressed in a previous update. Now we’re talking about a different noise, a buzzing or hissing sound that’s heard during calls.

“We’re rolling out a software update in the coming weeks which eliminates a faint buzzing sound on some Pixel 2 devices when the phone is placed to your ear during a phone call,” a Pixel User Community manager said.

Pixel users will recall that Google battled various sound issues on its first-gen devices. From the looks of it, Google has a long way to go before it figures out how to launch a flaw-free device when it comes to the audio experience.

What’s clear so far is that the Pixel 2 is hardly the excellent flagship device many people envisioned, and Google needs more time to refine its device-making skills. The good news is that Google is trying to fix these Pixel 2 issues quickly. Worst-case scenario, you should be able to exchange your existing unit for one that doesn’t come with audio issues if the new update doesn’t work for you.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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