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Google promises fix for Pixel 2 reboot bug – but when will it land?

Google will release an update to address a (major) software issue that results in some variants of the Pixel 2 randomly rebooting, revealed a Community Manager on the firm’s Product Forums. And it will arrive in the ‘coming weeks’, according to the internet giant.

The upgrade is also expected to patch a related bug, which causes the unit to emit a faint buzzing sound during telephone calls – and when playing miscellaneous audio, like voice notes, through the built-in earpiece speaker.

“Thanks for all the info you have provided and for those that sent over bug reports. We want to let you all know that we’ve identified a fix which will be rolling out in the coming weeks,” the Google employee wrote on the Pixel User Community.

Big G has had to release a number of maintenance updates since the generally excellent Pixel 2 – and Pixel 2 XL, for that matter – hit the shelves. Patches so far have included fixes for a number of frustrating issues, ranging from poor audio quality to unresponsive displays.

Hopefully the next upgrade will take care of the remaining issues in one fell swoop?

If you’re not sold on the Pixel 2 yet, be sure to check out our full guide to the best Android phones.

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