August 23, 2017

Android 8.0 Oreo Having issues with Bluetooth, Android Auto, headphones, and Others - Users Report

Google announced the latest update of its OS, Android 8.0 oreo. Oreo brings some new features and improvements to the current Android 7.0 Nougat. Oreo has made its way to devices like the Nexus, that were on its list of Android Beta Program (better testers) before it is made available to the general public.


Unfortunately, some users are already reporting some problems with the OS, Google posted on its Pixel User Community and Nexus help forum  asking Beta testers who received the update for information about the performance of Oreo but didn't elaborate on exactly what kind of bugs it was expecting to hear about.
Google wrote; "If you are experiencing issues since the 8.0 update, please include the following info (depending on where your particular issue falls):"

android_8.0_oreo_bluetooth


Car/Auto

  • Year/make/model of your car
  • Issue/symptoms

Headphones

  • Brand of headphones
  • Issue/symptoms

Bluetooth Speakers

  • Speaker brand
  • Issue/symptoms


Most of the Beta testers on Google's Nexus and Pixel forums have reported issues with Bluetooth connectivity and problems with the audio. Some claimed that they've had serious issues when trying to use headphones and speakers with their devices runing on Oreo, including audio cutting out every few seconds, and "skipping and clipping sounds like a record or CD that has a scratched on it".

Some reported problem that bluetooth connection worked when paired with Android auto but audio doesnt play at all but Audio, while some said that music would play for a few seconds before stopping, with no error messages or other indications of what the problem might be. Others stated that media content isn't being displayed properly.


Summary of Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Testing Issues

Android Auto

  • Media content not displaying properly
  • Incoming calls work well but outgoing calls automatically reverts to the phone's loudspeakers
  • Plays music for a few seconds before breaking, nothing showing on screen
  • Bluetooth paired but no audio at all

Headphones & Speakers

  • Audio cuts out briefly every 5-20 seconds
  • "Skipping and clipping sounds like a scratched CD"

General

  • Bluetooth switching off almost as soon as it's turned on (which the user also experienced in Nougat)

Some users also complained that while incoming calls were working correctly through Android Auto, outgoing calls were being channeled through the phone's speakers.

Oreo is currently in carrier testing for multiple devices and its rollout will be available for selected devices over the "next few weeks".


Source:  Pixel User Community and Nexus help forum

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