Google Puts A Band-Aid On Pixel 2 Faults, Is It Enough?

Some users have reported screen flashing issue when locking or unlocking the device.

When Google debuted the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones in early October, we were cautiously optimistic about the future of Google's hardware lines. Some have found that disabling this feature prevents the issue, others say that even just toggling it off and then on is a temporary solution.

As competition within the top-end of the smartphone market continues to intensify, time will tell what effect Google's flurry of post-release software fixes will have on the long-term competitiveness of its Pixel smartphone brand.

Both Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 received a huge score of 98 in mobile photography, defeating the talk of the town iPhone X with a whisker.

Meanwhile, some Pixel 2 XL users have noticed a new issue. In some posts, Pixel 2 XL users claim that the issue was seen when powering on the handset.


Two days ago with solid evidence, reviewers and users alike had reported that they are having an audio issue while recording videos. One of the major problems is that the Pixel 2 has a potential bendgate situation as Google has fitted an antenna band at the weakest part of the phone.

Now, a new issue is being reported by the owners of Google Pixel 2 XL. As of now, it is still unclear whether this is a hardware related issue and whether a majority of Pixel 2 XL owners have been facing the issue. Once the mic was working, he was able to deactivate it by blowing into the speaker.

A Google Pixel 2 XL user who is experiencing this problem captured a video showing how the screen is flashing brightly before unlocking. A user also compared this to blowing into an old NES cartridge to get it to work again. Shut my screen off one time and from there on kept happening.

Interestingly, users have added that blowing into the front speaker when the microphone is working causes it to fail again.


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