Android 9.0 Pie fixes a two year old wireless game controller issue

There are plenty of games that can be played on smartphones, but sometimes, you just want the tactile feel of a controller, not the smooth feeling of running your fingers over a glass display. While Android does offer support for Bluetooth controllers, the compatibility wasn't always so great. Now, it looks like Android 9.0 Pie will improve the experience and address one particular long-running issue.

The initial problem with the Xbox Wireless controller was reported on Google's Issue Tracker in 2016, stating that button mapping wasn't working right, leading to problems when playing games. As you can imagine, this was quite frustrating for gamers. While it has been quite some time, luckily, it looks like the issue has finally been resolved. The issue was marked closed on the Issue Tracker website, being spotted by the eagle-eyed team at XDA Developers.

Although this is certainly good news, we not tested it ourselves, so we will have to trust the feedback of people chiming in on the ticket. If you are running Android 9.0 Pie, feel free to test out an Xbox Wireless Controller and report back.

Source: XDA Developers

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