Skype Lite is causing a Bluetooth bug that hogs audio functions on phones running Oreo

Skype Lite is causing a Bluetooth bug that hogs audio functions on phones running Oreo
So let's say that you are using Bluetooth on your Android Oreo powered handset so that you can play music over your car's audio system. As soon as you connect to the car's speaker, your phone appears to be connecting to a phantom incoming phone call. There is nothing on the dialer suggesting that a call was received.  Since the car's audio system thinks that it has to turn over control of the speaker to a phone call, albeit one that doesn't exist, the music you wanted to listen to is replaced by silence.

Last month, a thread was started on the Google Issue Tracker site and as it turns out, a possible culprit was discovered. It seems that if you remove Skype Lite for Android, this bug goes away. Therefore, you don't have to be a genius app developer to figure out that uninstalling Skype Lite from your handset is an easy workaround for this problem. You can replace Skype Lite with regular Skype, and it won't hijack your streaming audio.

However, there is no guarantee that this is the only app that is causing the problem, since some of those complaining about the issue never had Skype Lite on their device. For now though, if the phantom calls have been an issue, preventing you from streaming over Bluetooth, check to see if you do have the app installed. And if you do find Skype Lite on your phone, you know what to do.

Skype Lite offers most of the same main features that Skype does, but will work on older internet networks, including those running 2G. Data and files are compressed, including conversations, photos and videos.

source: GoogleIssueTracker via AndroidPolice



1. sgodsell

Posts: 7685; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Typical Microsoft that wants to screw with Google's Android and it's users.

2. Nopers unregistered

What’s in it for them? Windows phone is dead.

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

WP is dead but their grudge live on >:)

4. kiko007

Posts: 7526; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

If MSFT had a grudge against anyone in mobile, Google would definitely be the hated party. However, I find it hard to believe that they (being Microsoft) would intentionally sabotage their own app JUST to spite Android's overlord. Meh... I'm an optimist.

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

People acting like microsoft, google and any other company are one person with human feelings. They are a lot of people and they know they missed a huge operrunity when they let apple or ignored Apple when they launched the iPhone. I had a Windows mobile phone and if they just would have made windows mobile phones with glass screens and able to be used with a finger. Well along with an App Store then they would not have had to redo windows phone and fall to far behind to catch up. My windows phones were not that bad when I skinned them up with all the mods you could do back then. (I think it was or somthing like that.)what it lacked was the good quality touch screens with glass that you did not have to calibrate every so often. Along with a way to get apps for less than 10-30dollars.(you always could get pirated versions.) but still very hard to use. If they just would have listened to all the people telling them how to improve than they could have made it Maybe. But by the time they took it seriously it was far to late. Then when they did make a try at it they had phones that did not have all the top quality hardware. Not realizing people want that. I am sorry for being off topic from the artical.

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Wrong......that is one weird coment with no bases in reality. Microsoft makes a huge amount of money through google.

6. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

If it’s typical than name another time that Microsoft was screwing google.

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