Google has noticed the external DAC compatibility issue in the Pixel 6, and a fix is on the way, Android Police reports.
The Pixel 6 series has been one of the most controversial Google devices. Only a few weeks after launch, some owners reported strange problems and bugs in the phone. Incompatibility with some external DACs was found in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro right after the initial launch.
As per the reports, using an external DAC leads to the app crashing. Also, this happens in some certain apps like Poweramp. The problem has caused users to hear a scream in the output sound, which is certainly unpleasant. Manipulating settings could solve the problem for some users, but Google must provide a proper update for the problem.
The fix for external DAC compatibility won’t arrive any time soon
Google has confirmed that it is working on a fix for the issue. However, users shouldn’t expect it any time soon. According to AndroidPolice, the fix won’t be available until “later this summer.” Google’s community managers on Reddit have confirmed the news, stating “Hey GbEBliss. We’re sorry you’ve been experiencing this issue, and thank you for reporting it. We’ve identified a fix and will roll it out this coming summer.”
Most people now use wireless headphones, and solving the DAC incompatibility is not a priority for Google. However, you don’t expect to see such issues when you pay piles of money for a flagship smartphone. Anyway, if you own a Pixel 6 or 6 Pro device, wait until summer to receive the update.
Google has just rolled out the January 2022 update for Pixel devices, from Pixel 3a (XL) to Pixel 6 Pro. The update includes some bug fixes and overall improvements. Some network and system bugs were also resolved.
In the January 2022 update, Google also released some fixes for audio problems. Fix for issue occasionally preventing audio playback from the speaker in certain conditions and fix for issue preventing Now Playing to search for unrecognized music, and four other bugs were resolved. However, there was no news of any fix for the DACs compatibility issue.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are dealing with many software bugs, and the company has to address them in monthly updates. Ghost calling random contacts was one of the most bizarre problems in devices. Later, the company announced that Google Assistant was behind it. Pixel 6 devices also have some problems with Android Auto.