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Some folks have reported Bluetooth issues with Android Oreo

Some of these issues have been around since Android Oreo's first developer preview, but at least Google is listening to feedback.

Published onAugust 23, 2017

One of the improvements that folks were looking forward to in Android Oreo is Bluetooth connectivity improvements, particularly since Android Nougat and Pixel devices had their issues. Unfortunately for some people, those improvements were not made with the new update, though at least Google wants feedback about what exactly is wrong.

Taking a peek at the Nexus and Pixel forums, folks have reported a variety of Bluetooth issues, such as audio briefly cutting out every five to 20 seconds and skipping sounds that resemble the sound a “scratched CD” gives. Another problem is with Bluetooth automatically turning off almost as soon as it is turned on, something that also occurred in Nougat.

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Most of the reported Bluetooth bugs seem to center around Android Auto, with four particular problems including music being played before breaking, outgoing calls using a phone’s speakers instead of the car, media content not being displayed correctly, and the phone not playing audio despite being paired over Bluetooth.

Some people who have experienced the aforementioned issues said those problems have been there since Oreo’s first developer preview, which was released in April. As such, they are rather irked that these Bluetooth bugs still exist, but at least Google is listening – the search giant wants folks to report any Bluetooth-related bugs as the following:

  • Car/Auto
    • Year/make/model of your car
    • Issue/symptoms
  • Headphones
    • Brand of headphones
    • Issue/symptoms
  • Bluetooth Speakers
    • Speaker brand
    • Issue/symptoms

It is unknown when Google will issue fixes for any of these issues, though it is good to know that at least the company is listening to your feedback.

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