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Google Pixel 2/2 XL audio distortion issue in video recordings fixed in Android 8.1 DP2

Google Pixel 2/2 XL audio distortion issue in video recordings fixed in Android 8.1 DP2

Google's latest Pixel phones are some of the hottest Android flagships in town, but their commercial release has been marred by quite a few issues. One problem that still irritates some owners is a distortion of audio in video playback. Google acknowledged the problem back in late October and promised to resolve it with a software fix.

Now, we're happy to say that videos will sound much better when Android Oreo 8.1 becomes official. The update is still in beta, but there's no sign of the bug in the Developer Preview 2 test release of the software. Fortunately, we also have a couple of videos to show you the difference. The first one is from a Pixel 2 XL unit on Android 8.0, while the second one has the same unit running Android 8.1 DP2.

  

As you can hear, the difference is quite clear. Google hasn't revealed an official ETA for the update, but we certainly hope that it will roll out sooner rather than later.

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