Google Pixel XL users say Android 9 Pie causes quick-charging problems

Doris Richards
August 16, 2018

Today, two popular call recording apps put out a post stating that they wouldn't work on Android P-enabled devices anymore without root privileges.

Google added more call recording limits in Android 9 Pie. This goes from devices running Android Go (Nokia 2.1 and Nokia 1) to last year's starters (Nokia 2, 3, 5, 6), the flagships (Nokia 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Sirocco) the updates (Nokia 3.1, 5.1, 6.1, 6.1 Plus) and the Chinese-only Nokia X5 and Nokia X6.

It's important to notice that Google had already killed the native call recording feature in Android Smartphone three years before, with the launch of Android Marshmallow. The call recording feature has been sought after by those productivity-seeking people, which also has been the reason why many still stick to Android. "No call recording app will be able to do so", wrote the developers of the Call Recorder - ACR app on their forums. Without further ado, here are all the smartphones that Motorola promised to update to Android 9 Pie in the coming months: Moto Z3, Moto Z3 Play, Moto Z2 Force Edition, Moto Z2 Play, Moto X4, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6, and Moto G6 Play. However, it allowed developers to come up with APIs of their own to keep their apps functioning, until now. Sadly, it seems that owners of the first-generation Pixel XL smartphone are experiencing issues with fast charging since the update landed.

Many are concerned about Google's stance on fixing the issue, given that the company closed a case on its tracker under the dreaded "Won't Fix (Infeasible)" status, however support has been active since the problem is reportedly a lot more common than initially anticipated. But, those who may opt for the latter option, must be aware rooting will void any warranty on their device. Since Marshmallow, Google has made it hard to record calls on Android phones by killing the recording API, but this has not stopped third party developers finding ways around it. It's always better to be late than sorry!

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