Recently, a significant amount of Google Pixel users were reportedly discovered to have been complaining about Bluetooth connectivity issues in cars with the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
According to one report, this issue can be easily traced back to the beta program launch of Android 7.1.1 Developer Preview that took place last year October. Nevertheless, a source from the company reportedly claims that this issue has now been fixed by Google. As a matter of fact, the California-based search giants are currently working on a future release strategy to take effect on all affected devices around the globe.
While Google noted that the problem extended from intermittent connections to entire connectivity failures such that if the devices got connected, users could not place hands-free calls – some users faced a tough time from connecting their devices with in-car Bluetooth manually. The problem even went as far as short-span connection and connection loss after a specific call ends.
As confirmed in a Google developer forum, this issue has been fixed, and is expected to be made available in a future build with a status that says ‘FutureRelease’. Nevertheless, the post doesn’t attach a date that the fix is expected to come out.
Some are already assuming that this fix could possibly be rolled out via a minor update on Pixel, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X smartphones running the Android 7.1.1 Nougat.