Pixel 3 XL buzzing issue can be fixed, will be fixed in a 'coming' software update

Pixel 3 XL buzzing issue can be fixed, will be fixed in a 'coming' software update
If you’re excited for Google’s surprisingly generous (and unusually diverse) Pixel 3 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but had reservations about buying the larger variant due to an annoying speaker issue widely reported last month, you should probably go ahead and plan your (discounted) purchase.

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.

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Pixel 3 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh


1 Comment

1. matistight

Posts: 983; Member since: May 13, 2009

I highly doubt it. They should have kept the same design as the Pixel 2 XL. The speaker system is not equal, while it was on the Pixel 2 XL and the speakers aren't as loud.

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