This is yet another reminder that Google’s newest flagship smartphones have been hit with issue after issue. On the flip side, this is also another reminder that Google appears to be listening and addressing as many issues as possible through software updates.
The faint buzzing noise from certain Pixel 2 units have been well documented for several weeks, so it’s nice to see that a fix is on the way. That being said, this is a different issue from the clicking noise that was also reported from Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners.
The clicking noise looks to have been fixed with the November patch, though folks found a way around the problem by turning off NFC.
Orrin, the Pixel User Community Manager, has stated that Google is rolling out a fix in the “coming weeks,” which will be eliminate this buzzing.
We’re rolling out a software update in the coming weeks which eliminates a faint buzzing sound on some Pixel 2 devices when the phone is placed to your ear during a phone call.