Android Oreo with Problems in Bluetooth?

Android Nougat had some issues with Bluetooth, particularly on Google’s Pixel devices, but would be forgiven if waiting for Android Oreo had solved such problems.Unfortunately, it seems that Google Pixel and Nexus owners are going through a number of different issues after installing the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo, and Google is trying to gather users’ comments to resolve the issue.

Google has posted to the Pixel and Nexus forums asking for information, but has not elaborated exactly what types of bugs they expect to read.Users are invited to rate their comments and include the following information about bluetooth speakers discussed on

Looking at the comments already posted by device owners, we can see that the problems include the following:

  • Content is not displaying correctly
  • Shows itself paired, but no audio playback
  • Plays music for a few seconds before powering down, nothing showing on the screen
  • Incoming calls work, but the calls you make will revert to the phone’s speakers.

Headphones and speakers

  • Audio cuts every 5-20 seconds
  • “Jump and cut sounds like a scratched CD”


  • Bluetooth shuts off almost as soon as it is turned on (the same thing checked in the Nougat)

So far, Android Auto seems to be the most affected. Many of the disgruntled users report that these issues have been around since the first developer preview version of Android 8.0, and things have not improved since then.The AndroidPolice staff tested the connection with wireless headsets and played music with Spotify on a Pixel XL and Nexus 5X, and they had no problems, which is hopeful for the vast majority of people.

It’s disappointing that Google can not fix some of the same issues that were present in the Android 8.0 preview preview (and earlier in Nougat) before launching the final version of Oreo, but we can be comforted by the fact that the developer team is trying to gather as much information as possible so they can work on solving problems.

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