Upgrading to Android 8.0 Oreo? Watch out for these Bluetooth issues


The web is rife with studies of Bluetooth points within the new public beta of Android Oreo, and Google has began petitioning customers for assist figuring out the issue.

Both Nexus and Pixel gadgets, which optionally acquired Oreo as an over-the-air replace, have been giving their customers bother connecting to automobile audio techniques, Bluetooth audio system, and wi-fi headphones.

Google is not hiding from the difficulty: Instead of sweeping it underneath the rug or attributing the bugs to Oreo’s beta standing, the corporate has taken to the official boards to ask for studies from Nexus and Pixel house owners.

What’s being reported

The issues are as different because the gadgets customers are attempting to hook up with, a minimum of in keeping with the discussion board posts the place Google is amassing bug studies.

Some customers cannot connect with gadgets in any respect, others say they’ll quickly join earlier than it drops, some aren’t in a position to see system metadata on their automobile’s display screen, and some studies have even talked about audio distortion and static noise.

SEE: Android Oreo: The good particular person’s information (TechRepublic)

One person reported with the ability to obtain calls with out concern, however any makes an attempt to name out utilizing his automobile’s Bluetooth system have been utterly silent.

Google’s Nexus and Pixel neighborhood supervisor mentioned he is gathering studies to find out a sample, so it appears Google is within the early phases of figuring out the issue previous to fixing it.

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Not a brand new concern?

Interesting to notice is that this might not be a brand new drawback for Android Oreo. Several customers reported that Bluetooth connectivity was an issue in all of the earlier beta releases of Android eight.zero, elevating the query of why it is nonetheless an issue.

It’s doable beta testers did not report Bluetooth points in earlier variations of Oreo, which defeats the aim of getting a beta. That, or Google put Bluetooth fixes on the backburner and pushed Oreo to public beta earlier than resolving what may very well be a vital flaw.

It is crucial to notice that not all customers are having Bluetooth points. Many are working simply positive, and whereas it is too early to level a finger at a wrongdoer, the inconsistency of the issue may point out points tied to Bluetooth .

SEE: Google unveils Android eight.zero Oreo, listed here are the telephones that may get it first (TechRepublic)

As has been the case previously, some telephones of a specific mannequin have points whereas others of the identical mannequin do not, and the supply was a number of distributors supplying the identical half for various runs of the system.

The drawback may additionally stem from points which are something however new. Huawei Nexus 6Ps seem like a good portion of complaints on the Nexus thread, and searching again just a few years to 2015 reveals practically an identical points on 6Ps.

Until we hear from Google it is laborious to inform what the precise drawback is, however in all chance we already know: /software program incompatibilities.

Top three takeaways for TechRepublic readers:

  1. Android Oreo testers have been reporting widespread Bluetooth points with connecting to automobiles, audio system, and headphones.
  2. Google has opened discussion board threads for each Nexus and Pixel customers to report points and has acquired over 200 responses.
  3. Google is reportedly engaged on a repair at the moment, however has but to disclose the supply of the difficulty.

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