Since the launch of Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones, we have seen a number of issues popping up. One of the most reported problems has probably been the audio distortion issue at higher volumes. While there were several arguments whether this was a hardware issue, yesterday’s Android 7.1.1 Nougat February security patch has apparently resolved the issue.
Google released Android February security patch last night, fixing a number of security vulnerabilities ranging from moderate to critical. While it wasn’t mentioned at the time, the Mountain View search giant has apparently fixed the annoying Google Pixel audio distortion problem. Several Pixel users have been reporting the problem for the last two months, confirming that playing audio at high volumes through speakers or even the headphones would distort the audio. While it appeared for a few users at some frequencies, others noticed the issue happening more often.