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Google to fix Android Auto’s intermittent failure to start with February security patch

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

For a system that is meant to be used while you're in a car, Android Auto has a few too many bugs. One of the most recent ones that has arisen is Android Auto's intermittent failure to even start when you get in the car and plug your phone in. Google has addressed this issue and says that the fix will be rolling out with the next security patch.

For some, Android Auto just isn't starting at times when the user's phone is plugged into their car.

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Google to fix Android Auto's intermittent failure to start with February security patch was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google is looking into Android 8.1 lockscreen swipe issues on Pixel devices

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

I'd wager that most owners of Pixel phones use the fingerprint sensors on the back to unlock their phones, but there are circumstances in which using the backup PIN, pattern, or password is necessary. Many Pixel owners, myself included, have noticed that it's become rather difficult to swipe the lockscreen up on Android 8.1 Oreo. Google is aware of the problem and is looking into it.

The most prominent issue is having to swipe all the way to the top of the screen to reveal the PIN/pattern/password input, but that seems to only be because it's the most-used action.

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Google is looking into Android 8.1 lockscreen swipe issues on Pixel devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google just fixed a year-old Android Auto bug that caused users to see temperatures in Fahrenheit instead of Celsius, and vice versa

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

The love story between Google and bugs is one that will seemingly never end. Case in point: the company has just solved a problem first reported 13 months ago on its Google Product Forums concerning the incorrect temperature scale being shown on Android Auto head units.

Basically, people in the US (one of the only places in the world that uses Fahrenheit) randomly began seeing temperatures in Celsius on their Android Auto head units, whereas users overseas in countries like the UK, Canada, Italy, and so on had Fahrenheit pop up on their screens.

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Google just fixed a year-old Android Auto bug that caused users to see temperatures in Fahrenheit instead of Celsius, and vice versa was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Home Mini is crashing and rebooting for some when playing certain songs at high volume

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

The Google Home Mini may not be a very powerful speaker, but it's still a speaker that people use to listen to music with. However, some people are having their Home Minis crash and reboot when certain songs are played at too high a volume. We've got a couple of songs that you can try playing to see if your Home Mini is affected.

Basically, people on both reddit and Google Product Forums are complaining that their Home Minis are suddenly crashing and rebooting when certain songs are played at loud volumes.

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Google Home Mini is crashing and rebooting for some when playing certain songs at high volume was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[A month later: Still no fix in sight] Nexus Player remote going to sleep randomly and frequently, responding slowly thanks to faulty Play Services update

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Not a dull moment passes by in the land of Google product issues. Not long after Google Assistant functionality was added to the Nexus Player, Google's digital media player has begun to put its remote to sleep.

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[A month later: Still no fix in sight] Nexus Player remote going to sleep randomly and frequently, responding slowly thanks to faulty Play Services update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google hasn’t actually enabled Pixel Visual Core in 8.1 Oreo DP1, updates docs to say it’ll come in DP2

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

The Pixel Visual Core is one of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL's selling points, and it was supposed to have been enabled in Android 8.1 Developer Preview 1. However, developers looking to try it out were unable to do so, eventually realizing that Google had neglected to enable it for the public preview. Now, the company has updated its documents to say that Visual Core will be able to be tried out in 8.1 Developer Preview 2.

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Google hasn't actually enabled Pixel Visual Core in 8.1 Oreo DP1, updates docs to say it'll come in DP2 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Auto is crashing randomly for many Pixel 2 and 2 XL owners

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

For the circumstances in which Android Auto is used, you'd think that Google would pay extra attention in getting everything just right. But with issues in just the past few months regarding Maps, the Ok Google command, and Play Music, it's clear that that's not the case. Our latest Android Auto issues come from owners of Google's brand-new Pixel 2 XL.

This report, like virtually all others, comes courtesy of Google's Product Forums.

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Android Auto is crashing randomly for many Pixel 2 and 2 XL owners was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

One man’s Verizon Pixel 2 came with packaging and literature meant for included Pixel Buds-style wired earphones

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Like many flagship phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL aren't cheap. But while companies like Samsung and Apple try to make you feel a little better about your $700-1000 purchase by including a pair of earphones in the box, Google doesn't. But some seemingly preproduction packaging that one guy got inside his Verizon Pixel 2's box indicates that Google had at least been seriously considering it.

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One man's Verizon Pixel 2 came with packaging and literature meant for included Pixel Buds-style wired earphones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Some Pixel phones can’t receive any text messages, Google is working on a fix

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Google can't go a few days without some sort of critical issue hampering the use of their products. Most recently, there was the issue with Artem's Home Mini recording everything he said, but there have also been multiple bugs with Android Auto, Google Clock, and more. The latest problem? Some Pixel phones can't receive texts. This looks to have been an issue for a while, though it's taken until now for Google to respond.

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Some Pixel phones can't receive any text messages, Google is working on a fix was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

YouTube’s Picture-in-Picture mode in Oreo is only available to paying Red customers in five countries, and that’s a problem

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

One of Android 8.0 Oreo's biggest features is picture-in-picture (PiP) mode, and given YouTube's status as the most popular video-sharing platform in the world, you'd be forgiven for thinking that quite a bit of PiP use would be for YouTube. Unfortunately, you'd also be wrong, as Google has made it very difficult for people to actually use picture-in-picture mode.

Picture-in-picture itself can be used for any video in many apps so long as you can make the video full-screen, but YouTube has chosen to bundle it into its YouTube Red service.

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YouTube's Picture-in-Picture mode in Oreo is only available to paying Red customers in five countries, and that's a problem was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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