Jul 14, 2017 05:55 AM EDT
The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will not be going to support aptX Bluetooth streaming capabilities feature from Android O. This was got to know in a response to an issue/bug post that was created by a user of the Nexus 6P, who reported the problem as a bug.
According to the Google employee who has responded, the bug was marked as "won't fix" and is only available on the 'newer' smartphones that will mean the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, and also the future devices put out by Google. However, some devices which are older than the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P by a small margin do support aptX Bluetooth streaming, such as the LG G4, as reported by GSM Arena.
Unfortunately, it isn't getting clear on what the requirements should be there for aptX Bluetooth streaming to be supported. It could also be a combination of not having the necessary hardware and firmware. Whatever the reason, it looks very much likely that Google is going to stand hard on this matter.
One of the many new features in Android O is support for aptX Bluetooth streaming. aptX is a proprietary streaming protocol which is currently owned by Qualcomm. It is aimed at providing better audio over Bluetooth. However, Qualcomm claims that aptX audio enables "CD-like quality" wireless audio, as reported by Android Police.
However, this is not the first time when this kind of thing has happened. In a similar case, Google has at first didn't bring the Pixel's fingerprint sensor gestures to the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, due to the older devices having older fingerprint sensor firmware. After a bit of public outcry, Google has then begun evaluating if updating the sensor firmware was feasible, and it has come to the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P as part of Android 7.1.2. So this might happen again!
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