Google phones have certain advantages. For example, they are the first one to receive new Android versions. However, it appears that they have their issues as well. For example, Google Pixel is a phone that has been well-received, but many users have been complaining about Bluetooth issues.
There have plenty of updates, and finally it appeared that those problems were gone for good. However, users began reporting Bluetooth issues once again after Android 8.0 was released at the end of the summer.
Bluetooth problems weren’t fixed
Users began to complain about Bluetooth issues on product forums. They complained about Bluetooth connectivity for headphones, car infotainment systems and speakers. The official replies seemed to indicate that these issues will be fixed by upcoming updates, starting with the October Android security update.
Nevertheless, many users noticed right away that the problems are still there, even after the Android 8.1 Oreo update. For them, it still is difficult to get a stable Bluetooth connection. A forum thread about these problems currently has more than 1000 comments, which indicates that the issue is quite common.
According to most comments, the most common problem occurs when users try to connect to in-car systems. Apparently, after the update people cannot get their phone to register and those who can have to deal with an intermittent connection, that is interrupted whenever there is a new notification on the phone.
The problems appear on other phones as well, and Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and Nexus 6P owners have also complained about these issues. In fact, for these users, the Android 8.1 Oreo update did not bring any noticeable changes.
Google has not responded yet, and users continue to be frustrated by these issues. It remains to see if there will be any other updates in the future.