The Google Nexus 6 was the last device in the company’s family of phones to be updated to the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.
Many owners of the Motorola-made phablet were worried that the device will be left out of the update, but finally, it came in at a later time. Despite the joy that ran through many people when the OS came in, some started reporting issues with the phone right after updating to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Users of the Google Nexus 6 started reporting issues to do with the speakerphone echo, something that can really be annoying!
While this is not strange following software updates, the number of people that were affected started growing, which kind of became a matter of concern for Google. In fact, this captured Google’s attention since there were actually different issues related to the same speakerphone. Where some Nexus 6 users reported about echoes during calls, some claimed that the other person could hear lots of squealing or some other disgusting noise that makes the whole conversation unpleasant.
It was thought that these issues were related to some miscommunications between the speakerphone and microphone since the problems only arose when using the speakerphone to make or receive calls. Apparently, the speakerphone was likely feeding the microphone, which led to uses hearing their voices when on calls while the person on the other end heard the same and funnier noises.
As a result, it was suggested that one mutes their Google Nexus 6 microphone in order to kill the issue or go back to the old Android 7.0 Nougat. Of course, these were not very useful and as such, Google has rolled out a fix for the issue via the latest Android security patch for the month of March, which is based on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Those who were experiencing the issue should make sure that they’ve downloaded and installed the latest monthly update on their Nexus 6 phones as soon as the OTA notification appears.