The Google Pixel and Pixel XL have entered the book of records as arguably the best Android smartphones of 2016.
However, being the company’s first real attempt into the hardware market, there have been quite a number of issues the two phones have been facing for the few months they’ve been on the market. We’ve heard complaints about the Google Pixel and Pixel XL’s Bluetooth issues. Some were related to connectivity in cars and not so long ago, the same connectivity issue started showing up following the February Android security patch. But it appears that the issue has been solved.
As at the time of this writing, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are receiving a server-side update that brings fixes to the Bluetooth connectivity issue. This report comes from the Google Pixel User Community forums, where the Google Team has confirmed that indeed the company has just finished putting a fix in place from their end, which means that there are no downloads or OTA updates that will come to your end.
With server-side updates, you may never know when exactly this fix will be rolled out to your Google Pixel or Pixel XL. However, the only way to know that this issue has indeed been solved is when you actually no longer experience the same issues – all of a sudden! As a result, some users of the two Pixel phones are still complaining that their phones are still experiencing the same issue.
Another possibility is that the patch could be rolling out to Google Pixel phones as part of the ongoing Play Services update, which started rolling out Tuesday this week. Nonetheless, be ready to do some waiting since such updates usually take time before they reach all devices. The good side of the story is that in a few days’ time, you will no longer be experiencing Bluetooth issues on your Google Pixel or Pixel XL phone.