Google Starts Shipping Initial Orders Of Pixel Buds

14 November, 2017, 01:25 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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Google's flagship Pixel 2 smartphone has been involved in its fair share of problems and controversy. Some Pixel 2 XL users have also found unresponsive edges on the displays of their handsets. It may be performing its duties a bit too well, preventing owners from accessing the sides of their Pixel 2 XL in their day-to-day life while playing games or interacting with apps. Members of the Pixel User Community website are reporting that the screen has little or no responsiveness at its edges, resulting in certain taps or gestures going unrecognized. However, tapping on the edges is not always detected by the handset.

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According to Android Police, the issue seems to be the cause of an over-aggressive accidental touch protection system.

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Google's Community Manager Orrin Hancock responded to the unresponsive edge issue and stated that the product team had been investigating the problem and a future OTA update would address the flaw. The problem is confirmed to be related to the Pixel 2 XL software and not its hardware, which should make it much easier to fix compared to requesting a device replacement. "There is a fairly large area in the bottom right corner that is unresponsive, and the taps aren't registered", a Pixel 2 XL user wrote while explaining the issue on the support forum. As a part of master promotion plan, Indian users will also get free wireless earphones from Sennheiser worth Rs. 11,990 free with each Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL order. Cautious customers might want to go for the smaller HTC-made Pixel 2 instead.

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