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Google Fixes Pixel’s Audio Distortion And Popping Issues With February Security Patch

Yesterday, Google released a new Android security patch based on Android 7.1.1 for Pixel phones and the Nexus devices. The Pixel and Pixel XL got a bit more love in yesterday’s security patch, they got a fix to one of the most annoying bugs out.

That audio crackling noise that you may get at max volume? It’s been fixed. Mummy trailers be damned, it won’t blow your speaker anymore to enjoy it at full blast.

Of course, some are wondering whether there’s a true fix or if this is more like sweeping dust under the rug, as no one can tell whether Google simply lowered the volume limit to avoid people being able to get to the level that would produce this issue. Even if they did, though, it sounds like the audio is comparably loud and retains its quality through all decibel levels.

The patch is rolling out now. According to Verizon, the update also increases the “reliability of sending and receiving calls with the Honda Bluetooth Carkit.”
Users on the Pixel Product Forums note that this audio issue still persists after the 7.1.2 Developer Preview released last week. It’s likely that the next preview will include this fix, as well as the February security patch.

Source : Reddit