The latest update promised better Bluetooth connections, but it has not been like that. These are the new problems of Bluetooth on Android Oreo.
Android 8.0 Oreo promised to solve many of the problems that dragged the system with Bluetooth connections. But, for the time being, the only thing the update has done is make the situation worse.
Whether to use the car stereo, to use a wireless headset or to take data from a wristband, Bluetooth has become an essential connection in our phones. But Android has been dragging problems with this kind of connections for a long time. It is an aspect that was very pending to improve.
Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest system update, promised many changes in this regard. In addition to fixing all these faults, Google has introduced new features related to Bluetooth with this update. But something has gone wrong, and users are finding many problems with Bluetooth and Android Oreo.
The failures of Bluetooth on Android Oreo
After upgrading to Android 8.0 Oreo, many Pixel and Nexus users (the only ones who can update right now) are finding problems with Bluetooth. And we not only talk about failures when trying to connect, or disconnections. Users would also have problems using certain functions with the Bluetooth connection.
The truth is that Google has posted a very specific message in the help forums of Pixel and Nexus: tell us what problems you have here, and we will start talking to you privately. It seems that Google knows there are problems and is working on solving them, although they have not given more information in the thread.
Android Police has compiled the complaints most reported in the thread, and the list has been such that:
- Multimedia content that does not show well on Android Auta
- Audio that does not play on Android Auto
- Audio is cut every 5-20 seconds when connected to headphones and speakers
- The Bluetooth turns off immediately after turning it on
As Nexus and Pixel are the only ones updated, it is still early to know if more devices will be affected when they have Oreo. If you have updated and have these problems, all you can do is wait for Google to resolve and update them.