Google Pixel 2 software fix coming for crackling earpiece issue
Google has acknowledged an issue affecting some Pixel 2 owners that causes the phone earpiece to either produce a buzzing or crackling sound. The issue is just one of several that have plagued Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners since the devices went on sale, including issues with battery life, wireless connectivity and screen burn in on the larger device.
Google’s Pixel community manager Orrin Hancock had this to say in response to a substantial number of complaints about the issue:
We’re rolling out a software update in the coming weeks which eliminates a faint buzzing sound on some Pixel 2 devices when the phone is placed to your ear during a phone call.
Although Google hasn’t released a date for the patch, it seems likely that it will roll out as part of the monthly security patch expected in December. The last security patch in November also included a fix for an NFC issue that affected both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners.