The Nexus 6P is the best Nexus phone Google/Huawei have made, ever. It is easy to use, it is quick, and very stylish. In saying that it is not without problems. The issue with Telstra 4GX reception has been well documented, so much so that Huawei already have a fix ready for release as soon as they have run finished testing it. One other issue is with the Bluetooth stability and car stereos.
While not as publicised as the Telstra reception issue this one has irked quite a few people’s potatoes with some returning their phones just because of it. I have to admit that after spending a few thousand upgrading the stereo on my car that I am very close to returning it as well.
The main Bluetooth issue being experienced is skipping or stuttering of music (or whatever is streaming- it occurs when listening to podcasts too) from any app. It isn’t an occasional skip but will work well for a minute or so but then go on a stuttering rampage and be painful to the ears for a few minutes. The one tpye of stereo that it affects is the higher end MyLink versions that are found in the Chevrolet Camaro and the Holden Commodore SS. It has also been reported to stutter in some Subarus.
There are also issues with making phone calls using Bluetooth in the car with calls not dialling or missing the first few seconds of the conversation. This issue seems to be affecting quite a few different vehicle makes. Hopefully fixing one issue fixes all issues.
The issue is apparently known to General Motors, with the Original Poster advising his Chevy dealership had shown him a bulletin that they were aware of the issue:
Brought Csr to dealer to see if software update available but was told no, unable to fix but showed me bulletin Chevy aware but no time table for fix or if they will fix
In the first thread for the stuttering of the music an XDA Member called Chichu_9, has popped in to get more information on this issue with it being sent to the “internal engineering team” -whether that’s an internal General Motors Team or Google isn’t clarified. After feeding the information to the internal engineering team they have promised to follow up with a call to the user the following day. Trying to help himself he also found this:
I also, tried to look up some information on our internal support forums and found some information. One of them was recommending a master reset on mylink. But before you do it, wait for someone from engineering team to contact you and let them do it for you. Hope that helps.
XDA isn’t the only place that issues on Bluetooth with the Nexus 6P are appearing, there are several reports of Nexus 6P Bluetooth issues on the Google Product Forums, the most relevant one for this one appears to be: Nexus 6p – Bluetooth audio skipping. Responses to the thread appear limited, but it has been at least seen by one Google Contributor, though no promises of fixes or logged issues have been posted.
While this fix from XDA may not be their highest priority with the list of teething issues rather large it is good to know that they are working their way through them and hopefully will have a fix for it soon. For those of us with this issue it is incredibly annoying and a fix could not come soon enough.
Anyone else out there had Bluetooth issues with their Nexus 6P? What about these issues (aside from the Telstra reception issue that is)?