Google Nexus 6 Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update has a Dark Side – Call Issues Reported

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It’s not so long since Google Nexus 6 started receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update and apparently, complaints are already all over.

According to the many who have already updated to the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat, their Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 units start experiencing a weird issue associated with quality of audio when making calls. As it is, the issue starts showing up when one is making calls using the speakerphone. The affected persons have now turned to Google product forums to air their frustrations about the issue, but the search engine giant has yet to come in with a fix.

Apparently, the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat update has some damaging effects on the quality of calls made by the Google Nexus 6. When on speakerphone calls, the recipient has some problems hearing what the caller is saying, with lots of echoes, high-pitched sounds, squealing voices and many other distractions to the calls being heard instead. In some cases, certain users of the Nexus 6 have revealed that muting the microphone takes care of the problem, but this doesn’t solve the problem permanently. In fact, it doesn’t make any sense having a muted microphone yet you are on speakerphone.

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Lucky enough, Google Nexus 6 users can flash back to the previous version of Android 7.0 Nougat that worked without any issues, at least until Google takes care of this problem on v7.1.1. As of now, those who haven’t updated to the new OS just yet can still keep their patience for a few more days or weeks and give Google time stabilize the OS with other minor updates, unless they are OK working with a disabled microphone.

Google Nexus 6 was the last of the eligible Google devices to be updated to the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The search engine giant delayed the update due to a reported bug in the OTA, but after taking care of it, the OS was finally released. As things stand, there are more bugs in the OS and hopefully, Google takes care of the issue sooner than later.

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