Pixel 3 XL buzzing issue can be fixed, will be fixed in a 'coming' software update1
That’s because, even though many Pixel 3 XL users had feared some sort of a hardware malfunction was causing the random buzzing sounds, a software fix will be rolled out “in the coming weeks.”
Thomas Demeter over on Twitter was the first to relay the good news after chatting with a well-informed customer service representative, while Android Police obtained official confirmation from Google.
Unfortunately, the search giant didn’t provide an actual release timeline for this particular maintenance update, with that aforementioned CS rep offering somewhat conflicting info. The “coming weeks” and the “coming updates” are entirely different things, but until hearing more on the matter from an official source, we’re left hoping the buzzing will stop after the December security patch.
Of course, even if that happens, Google has plenty of other glitches to take care of, some of which are also believed to have hardware-related root causes. The memory management bug, on the bright side, can definitely be fixed (or at least partially amended) via an over-the-air software update, which may or may not coincide with the release of the distorted sound solution.
At the end of the day, at least Google is trying to improve the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL user experience. That might not be enough to break any sales records, but hardcore Android purists should probably learn to celebrate the small wins.