The problems for the Google Pixel smartphones seem to be endless since the launch of these devices. Google’s Pixel smartphones have been plagued with a series of issues which include a burn-in on the OLED panel, screen flash when the phone is unlocked, faulty USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter, unresponsive screen edges and a faint buzzing sound during calls. Now, there are reports of a voice recording bug on the Pixel 2 XL that is limiting the volume levels when making voice recordings on messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, and Google Allo. Recording and listening to voice clips on this device is just fine but when these clips are sent via the messaging app, the recipient seems to be not able to hear the audio clip, even with the use of headphones.
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Users have tried different things such as resetting the phone or uninstalling/re-installing messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Allo but all have proven abortive thus as a last resort, the problem has now been taken to the Google user community. The community manager, Orrin, said that Google is aware if the problem and it is looking into it. His words
“Hey All, Want to let you all know that we are aware of this, and looking into it. I might be reaching out for bug reports and other info privately. Stay tuned”
As of now, the extent of this issue can not be asertained but it appears that it is prevalent on devices running Android 8.0 and 8.1 Oreo. Voice calls is perfectly fine thus this problem is limited to recording audio clips. We expect that a fix is coming soon since the company has acknowledged the issue.