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Google's Pixel Has Bluetooth Gremlins

Paul Rubens - February 23, 2017 - 10:50 AM
Google's Pixel Has Bluetooth Gremlins
Many Pixel phone users are reporting phantom Bluetooth problems according to a news report.

(CCM) — Google's troubled Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are now being plagued by a mysterious Bluetooth problem apparently related to a recent security patch, according to a Tech Times report. It adds that both smartphones have had a series of problems since their launch including issues with the audio system and the camera, leading to rumors that Google may be planning to abandon them. Thousands of users are now reporting on Google's and other forums that the phones' Bluetooth capabilities are being switched off every time they are powered down, forcing users to re-enable them after every reboot. Some users also report that Bluetooth deactivates itself while their phones are running. "I mainly use Bluetooth to stream audio to my car. Every evening after work when I get into my car, I have to manually turn the Bluetooth radio back on because it somehow turned itself off at some point during the day," one user is quoted as saying in the report. It is not clear if the February update is the root cause of the Bluetooth problems, but many users have complained about the issue after updating their devices.

Google launched the Pixel and Pixel XL phones in October 2016 as flagship Google Android devices. Both are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 system-on-chip (SOC) and come with 4 GB RAM and either 32 GB or 128 GB of storage. The devices are manufactured for Google by HTC.

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