Google Duo on Android is currently experiencing a bug wherein users can’t listen to the audio when they answer a call from the notification. Thankfully, Google has now acknowledged this issue, promising that a fix is on its way.
The company gave the information through its support page (via Android Police). Google also provided a temporary remedy that all users can try until the fix is available. Users simply have to avoid answering calls from the notification and do it from the app instead. This isn’t a particularly convenient solution, but this is all users can do right now.
“We are working on a fix, but in the meantime, a workaround is to try the call once more but have your Duo app open so you can answer the call from within the app instead of via the notification alert,” Google said.
Google couldn’t specify when this issue would be fixed. But we figure it shouldn’t take more than a few weeks. In the meantime, make sure you follow the makeshift remedies recommended by Google if you’re a frequent user of Duo.
Over 50k bugs were reported during the Android 12 beta period
Android 12, on the whole, was struck with a handful of bugs since the early days of its launch. Back in October, Google said that over 50,000 bugs were reported during the beta period. Clearly, a few of them have also made their way to the stable release. Meanwhile, Samsung had to pause and restart the Android 12 (One UI 4) rollout at least a couple of times due to bugs.
Even Google’s recent flagship smartphone lineup wasn’t immune from issues. The company had to halt the December 2021 security update for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro recently over call dropping and other connectivity-related issues. This could mean that the two Pixels would directly receive the January 2022 update instead. Google said the update would roll out later this month.
The pausing of the rollout was significant as it was also the first Pixel Feature Drop for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. Users can expect all the original improvements expected on the December 2021 update, plus a few other additions.