It also claims that some of the units issued under the warranty replacement program continued to have the same issue.
Several customers who bought the original Pixel model from 2016 have long complained about issues with its microphone.
"In its warranty for the second generation Pixel devices, Google itself acknowledges consumers' expectations of smartphone lifespans by extending a two-year warranty". The plaintiffs allege that Google knowingly sold defective Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, which suffered from problems with the microphones that prevented them from being used for calling or voice assistant functionality. On top of it, they got no comfort from the company as Google customer service representatives informed that the company would not issue refunds for the defective devices, notes Inquisitr. In fairness, Anbar wasn't within his one-year warranty period when he reported the problem to Google, having purchased the phone in December 2016 and reporting the issue in January of this year.
Google's support agents acknowledged the defects with the microphone, stating that the issues affected less than 1% of the units sold at the time and that, according to the firm's vice president of product management Brian Rakowski a "hairline crack in the solder connection on the audio codec" was to blame.
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The original Pixel phones were meant to showcase the very best of Google's Android software, and were meant to help Google better compete with Apple's iPhone.
Some users have said the organic LED displays have burn-in and black image smudging, in addition to some microphone issues. That wasn't the case for the original Pixel, however. It was already added to Android 8.1 Oreo for the new-gen Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Thoughts about the lawsuit? The Pixel Visual Core is an image processor initially available on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Wireless "Pixel Buds": The headset received savage reviews for a cheap look and feel, mediocre sound quality, and being hard to set up and confusing to use.