Lawsuit claims Google 'knowingly sold' Pixels with microphone issues

From Engadget - February 8, 2018

At the time, a Google employee on the Pixel support forums stated that it might be caused by "a hairline crack in the solder connection on the audio codec," internal damage that might even be caused by simply dropping the phone a short distance. The search giant supposedly prevented in later phones with tweaks in the manufacturing process, but did not offer a fix for current phones -- just replacement under warranty.

The lawsuit (PDF) claims that even some phones replaced under warranty experienced the microphone issues -- and regardless of the fixes in place, continued to knowingly sell Pixel and Pixel XL devices with the defect.


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