Android 7.1.1 Nougat Issues – Google Nexus 6P Echo Problem May have been fixed with a secret update

Android Nougat on Google Nexus 6P

It is not strange when performance issues arise following a major software to devices, but it is strange when these issues take ages before they are actually addressed.

In fact, it is unacceptable when this issue is facing the Google Nexus 6P, a flagship phone from a major tech giant in the shape of Google that costs nothing less than $500. Of course, we could say Google has most of its efforts figuring out how to deal with the new Pixel and Pixel XL phones, but this doesn’t mean neglecting those who have been loyal to the company for over a year now.

Ever since the onset of Android 7.0 Nougat updates, there have been quite a number of issues affecting the Google Nexus 6P. Many have reported issues with the battery life and bootloop issue, just to name but a few. While Google has been able to at least highlight on these two issues, there is one other issue that is proving to be a nuisance to Nexus 6P users but the search engine giant isn’t saying a thing about it.

According to a Google product forums’ thread, it appears that Nexus 6P users have been suffering from echo problems when on calls. Apparently, the recipients of calls complain that they are hearing an echo of their voice when on calls with Nexus 6P users. However, this issue only kicked in when many of them upgraded to the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Given that this OS started rolling out to Google Nexus 6P in early December, some expected a fix with the January Android Security Patch, but this did not happen. In fact, many are still experiencing this problem on their phones and they are not so happy about it. While some have suggested different solutions ranging from turning off noise cancellation to manually covering the microphone, these are not permanent fixes to the echo issue on the 6P.

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As a result, many of those affected are in limbo as to when Google will roll out a fix to this issue. On the contrary, there seems to be a solution rolling out already as some Google Nexus 6P users on the thread claim that a new update that comes with software build number N4F26J may have taken care of the problem. Those who have this build version say that they are no longer experiencing the echo issue.

Others have claimed that going back to Android 7.0 Nougat also solves the problem, but why should you go back when the new fix still keeps you on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat?

Are you experiencing the same echo problem on your Google Nexus 6P? Has the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat with build number N4F26J solved the problem? Please share your experience with us via the comments.

4 thoughts on “Android 7.1.1 Nougat Issues – Google Nexus 6P Echo Problem May have been fixed with a secret update”

  1. I had a “software update” come through yesterday, and this morning, a caller to my phone reported the echo.

    My system says that it’s running Android version 7.1.2, with the May 5,2017 security patch.

    Still echoing. Any idea how to get a fix? I contacted Huawei, but never got an answer.

  2. I have this echo problem since December. And I am thinking about leaving Google (and the phone) to get away from it. For professional reasons it’s just not tolerable for this to go on six months.

    Obviously I’d like to move to the Pixel XL. But, since Google won’t fix the Nexus 6P … They will probably ignore problems with the Pixel.

    My phone calls are a big part of how other people in business perceive me. It’s 2017. Come in Google. :-(

  3. Been having the echo problem for a long time. People who call me always say there is an echo. Currently have Android 7.1.2 with the July 5, 2017 patch, build number N2G48B. I want to get rid of the phone. I only keep it because I use the hot spot often.

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