Pixel phone line from Google got Android Nougat 7.1 recently, but it seems the latest OS build comes with some Bluetooth connectivity issues. More and more Pixel and Nexus phones owners report about unstable Bluetooth pairing and connectivity glitches.
At first, users thought that the problem is of hardware nature and that it only affects Pixel phones, but soon Nexus phone users also started to notice the glitch, at least those who installed Nougat 7.1 preview, which recently became available for the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X.
The main problem experienced by many Nexus and Pixel owners is related to Bluetooth car connectivity. The connection is hard to establish, and even when phones manage to connect to a car, the link is unstable and often breaks.
Also, if the Bluetooth link to a car is stable while playing music on the phone, as soon a call comes in, the link ends up broken. Google acknowledged the existence of the problem, and should soon come up with a solution.
For now, Pixel and Nexus phone owners must wait for the fix, since they can’t do anything about it. Google promised to find what’s causing issues and to fix it as soon as possible, Until then, owners of Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X might skip the latest Nougat 7.1 preview build if don’t want to face Bluetooth connectivity issues.