Technology Pixel 2 bug prevents Google Assistant from working on Bluetooth headphones

06:29  12 november  2017
06:29  12 november  2017 Source:   The Verge

Pixel 2 bug prevents Google Assistant from working on Bluetooth headphones

  Pixel 2 bug prevents Google Assistant from working on Bluetooth headphones Google’s Pixel 2 and 2 XL have had a handful of annoying bugs and flaws since launch, and now there seems to be another one preventing the Google Assistant from being used over Bluetooth headphones. Dozens of people have reported the problem on Google’s support forum, and we’ve experienced it as well. It appears to be happening across many different brands of headphones. The problem has been going on since October, but Android Police just called attention to it.

Google ’s Pixel 2 and 2 XL have had a handful of annoying bugs and flaws since launch, and now there seems to be another one preventing the Google Assistant from being used over Bluetooth headphones .

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are complaining about a bug that prevents Google Assistant from working with Bluetooth headphones , Android Police first spotted.

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Google’s Pixel 2 and 2 XL have had a handful of annoying bugs and flaws since launch, and now there seems to be another one preventing the Google Assistant from being used over Bluetooth headphones.

Dozens of people have reported the problem on Google’s support forum, and we’ve experienced it as well. It appears to be happening across many different brands of headphones. The problem has been going on since October, but Android Police just called attention to it.

The problem occurs when you try to talk to the Google Assistant while wearing Bluetooth headphones with a microphone. While you can activate the Assistant, the microphone seems to go mute right after that, so you can’t actually issue commands or ask it anything. Google issued some bug fixes as part of an update earlier this week, but it doesn’t seem to have done anything for this problem. We’ve reached out to Google for comment but have yet to hear back.

Google’s Pixel Buds have started shipping

  Google’s Pixel Buds have started shipping It might feel like Google is following Apple’s script right now: remove the headphone jack from your flagship phone, ship the phone with a depressingly bad dongle adapter, and announce a new pair of revolutionary Bluetooth headphones to divert the you-caused frustrations of your customers into additional retail transactions. But Google took things to a whole new level with the Pixel 2: it didn’t even include a cheap pair of USB-C headphones. For all I know, many Pixel 2 owners have never even heard music.Well, the silence is finally coming to an end.

While Google rolled out a new software update for Pixel phones, there’s no sign of a fix to the issue of Google Assistant not working on Bluetooth headphones with the Pixel 2 phones.

My Google assistant is working fine in my car. Haven't tried through Bluetooth headphones yet. I received an email from the Google Pixel team asking to send them a bug report. I sent it in, didn't hear anything back.

In the scheme of things, this isn’t a huge issue for the Pixel 2, and it seems simple enough that it ought to get resolved in the near future. But it’s still not a great start for the phone and for Google’s ambitions: Google wants more and more people to become reliant on the Assistant, and right now, there are clearly early adopters trying to use it and finding themselves unable to. On top of that, Google’s own Assistant-enabled Bluetooth headphones, the Pixel Buds, are supposed to start shipping soon. It would seem like this bug might get in the way.

Sony’s Android TVs now have Google Assistant .
Sony has added Google Assistant to its 4K HDR sets running Android TV. Sony’s adoption of Google Assistant is the second Android TV device to receive the smart assistant, after the NVIDIA Shield TV got the service back in September.

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