Monday, November 20, 2017

Google says upcoming update should eliminate Pixel 2’s buzzing noise

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Google‘s newest Pixel phones have had their fair share of issues, one of which being a weird buzzing noise that manifested itself in the smaller Pixel 2. According to Google, however, an upcoming update should address the strange noise.


Community manager Orrin Hancock did not say when exactly the update would land, but seeing how the update will arrive “in the coming weeks,” the safe bet would be that the fix will arrive with the December security patch. Per Hancock:


Hey all,


We’re rolling out a software update in the coming weeks which eliminates a faint buzzing sound on some Pixel 2 devices when the phone is placed to your ear during a phone call.


Thanks.



The buzzing noise from certain Pixel 2 units have been well documented for several weeks, so it’s nice to see that a fix is on the way. That being said, this is a different issue from the clicking noise that was also reported from Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners. The clicking noise looks to have been fixed with the November patch, though folks found a way around the problem by turning off NFC.




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Either way, this is yet another reminder that Google’s newest flagship smartphones have been hit with issue after issue. On the flip side, this is also another reminder that Google appears to be listening and addressing as many issues as possible through software updates.


As usual, we’ll keep a close eye on any updates that make their way from Mountain View. In the meantime, let us know in the comments if you have noticed any buzzing noise with your Pixel 2.

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