Pixel 2 XL handsets now affected by display flashes upon unlock

Audrey Hill
November 10, 2017

The latest one that has surfaced is related to the bigger Pixel 2 XL model. Issues have also been reported with the Pixel 2 XL, especially on Google product forums. For those who aren't experiencing the same problem yet, it's possible that their Pixel 2 XL units are not affected and they shouldn't worry too much about it.

Following reports of screen burn-in, phones shipping without an operating system and battery charging issues, some Pixel 2 XL owners are now reporting that the oleophobic coating on the glass is wearing off after just a few weeks of use.

Meanwhile, some Pixel 2 XL users have noticed a new issue.

Google had launched the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones in October. But then again, the heavy trust placed on LG has resulted in some major controversies happening with the Pixel 2 and it is with the burn-in screen. The user notes that performing a safe mode or a factory reset does not help.

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There was also the issue of some of the Android handsets going out without Android.

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. Android Police adds that some Nexus 6P users who upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo recently are reporting similar screen flashing. Unfortunately, no software update can stop the degradation of screen coating. This is an issue beyond just phone calls, though, as things such as voice recognition use the same microphones.

The company is also reportedly working on a December security patch, tipped to offer even more enhancements. Multiple users have said the solution works. I have had the same exact symptoms as everyone here so it may be for us all.

Apparently, blowing into your bottom speaker as you would an old NES cartridge (or really any video game cartridge) made Zeird's microphone work again. Once the mic was working, he was able to deactivate it by blowing into the speaker.

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