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.

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  1. “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.”
    There in lies the problem with Android, Google and every person posting these articles under the guise as journalists.

    First, googled Never respond, they run Android and Google as if it’s a start up operating out of somebody’s garage.
    And all the Google fanboys, bloggers pseudo journalist and its billion+ beta testers. Laugh it off and like the lemmings of yore. Cheerfully go along.

    Secondly, and even more disturbingly is they last sentence of the so called article.
    “It remains to see if there will be any other updates in the future.”
    Does it?
    That’s how you’ve been programmed to just give in and give up?
    There better be a fucking update for this almost $1000 dollar phone!

    You journalists, with your digital voices, should be screaming from the roof tops. Using your limited credentials and clout, demanding action and answers from Google.
    Not just rolling over with a statement like that.

    The users AKA, the guinea pigs, send feedback, which is utterly useless. Post and plead for help in the alleged “Google help” forms. Which no paid employee of Google ever read or respond to. Write negative reviews in the play store. And the lucky few among us even send are devices back. Only to get another and another defective device.
    We, The consumers of Google crap have no other recourse.
    Partially because of attitudes and articles like this.
    But mainly because Google has the same attitudes.

    Sadly, Even with all their money, they are so far out of their league when it comes to developing software, let alone hardware. That this is the best we can expect from them.

    Do you think apple would let every iPhone X exist with faulty Bluetooth.
    That’s not too say that apple products don’t have issues and defects, I’m sure they do. But I’m also certain the press and the users would demand they be fixed. And they would be ASAP.

    The press would just roll over and say
    “It remains to see if there will be any other updates in the future.”

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