More Google Pixel 2 woes, latest is a Bluetooth bug affecting Assistant
Google’s Pixel 2 smartphones have both received positive reviews at launch, however, in the ensuing weeks there have been numerous issues affecting the devices, particularly the larger Pixel 2 XL and is LG Display-manufactured pOLED display. This time, though, it appears that the smaller 5-inch Pixel 2 is the culprit with users reporting a Bluetooth bug that stops Google Assistant from working properly.
According to affected users, the glitch occurs when trying to activate Google Assistant over a pair of Bluetooth headphones. Although Google Assistant activates as expected, the Pixel 2 then mutes the Bluetooth headset mic so that it can’t hear the user’s commands. For a device that encourages owners to use Bluetooth headphones given its omission of a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, the bug is more than inconvenient.
The issue has been plaguing users since October. Some had hoped that a patch that Google pushed out on November 5 would fix the problem, but it has persisted despite Pixel 2 owners applying the latest update. In the meantime, Google’s own Bluetooth Pixel Buds have started shipping to its users. While Pixel Bud owners pairing them to the Pixel 2 for music shouldn’t cause any issues, it remains to be seen whether they will be able to work properly with Assistant or the real time Google Translate feature.
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