Google Pixel 2 earpiece crackling to be fixed in an upcoming update

Just like the iPhone X, the Google Pixel 2 has also been suffering from call quality issues in the form of buzzing and crackling sounds at higher volumes. Reports emerged online over the last week, suggesting that a substantial number of Pixel 2 owners are experiencing the problem on their units. 

Thankfully, Google is fully aware of the issue and is working on a fix. After a plethora of Pixel 2 owners took to Google's community forums to complain of crackling and buzzing noises occurring during calls at higher volumes, Pixel community manager Orrin Hancock responded to the queries:

Although no concrete date was given for when the fix will be pushed to the Pixel 2, it's a relatively safe bet that this will happen alongside the December security patch. Earlier this month, with the November security patch, Google released a fix for the NFC clicking issue that affected both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, so it wouldn't be out of the question to expect the earpiece buzzing to be addressed in next month's patch.

source: Google via AndroidPolice

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Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 11


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