Nexus 5X Android 8.0 reported issues

Oct 15, 2017

One of the many good things with the LG Nexus 5X is its currentness.

Unlike virtually every other Android smartphone, this one is always up-to-date. You don’t have to hope and wait for the manufacturer to roll out the latest release. And it’s "vanilla" Android, which means less room for the manufacturer to mess up with its own gimmicks.

Android 8.0

But before pressing the "Upgrade" button, I googled for horror stories. I bought this device with Android 6, and Android 7.0 was readily available when I unpacked it. But there were issues. I waited for an upgrade, and ended up installing 7.1.1. And there were serious bluetooth issues.

  • Bluetooth issues (oh yes?)

  • Weird battery drain

  • UI lag

  • Freezes

  • Various issues with sound

  • Issues with calls

  • Random reboots

  • Issues with the new Picture-in-Picture feature

  • Device recognition problems

  • Camera problems

  • Fingerprint issues

  • Unlock problems

Smirk on my face when I read:

We’re also hearing about widespread Android 8.0 Bluetooth issues. Google is aware of these problems and it’s asking Pixel and Nexus users to provide feedback.

I have cried with hundreds of people on Google product forum about bluetooth issues and nothing was fixed. I still get random bluetooth issues in two cars.

A colleague is very satisfied with his update (phone is even better then before) but I can’t shake the feeling I’m beta-testing the product and playing the lottery on every update.

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