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.



1. ezfidel

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

I haven't even got my November update yet what the hell.

2. applesnapple93

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

anyone else read DP as "Double Penetration" and not "developer preview"?

3. gamehead unregistered

This phone has had so many problems.

4. auriogt

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

On the otherside, battery draining is getting worst and worst.

5. farbodght

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

pixels are nothing but a bugy phone

6. UmbrellaNews

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

My friend also get this kind of problem.

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