Google seems to have finally fixed one of the issues that have been plaguing the audio output of the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Several Reddit users are pointing that the latest February Android security update seems to fix the audio distortion issue. The audio distortion issue was first reported last year and caused the Google Pixel as well as Pixel XL to offer static distortion at three highest levels of volumes. The audio issue was reportedly not dependent on the output source of the sound and presented itself even when the phone was connected to speakers.
The fix will be a relief for a lot of users who were experiencing the issue and especially after Google acknowledged that the issue was a hardware issue and not a software one. 9to5google further points out those Pixel users on Verizon are also receiving fix for call popping issue while the handset is connected to the Honda Bluetooth car kit.
The audio distortion issue is one of the several issues that have plagued Google's first self-branded smartphone. Some of the reported issues include major freezing camera and interface issues, early battery shutdown issues, LTE connectivity issues, and issues with Android file transfer app for Mac.
Google recently released its monthly Android security update for the month of February for its Pixel and Nexus devices. The February security update included two patch levels - the first was released on February 1 and it fixed critical security vulnerability that could enable remote code execution on an affected device through media files. The second patch level string was released on February 5 which fixed the rest of issues.