Google, as promised before, has started rolling out the November software update to Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The update deals with most of the issues that recently lit up the company’s product forums.
For those unaware, few days ago several users started complaining about the Pixel 2 smartphone’s faint clicking noise and Pixel 2 XL’s extreme screen burn-in issue along with color shifts when seen from slightly different angles. The Pixel 2 XL was also said to have ‘muted’ colors. Google community manager did reply in the product forum that the company is working on a fix and most of them will be solved in the upcoming software update.
The November software update fixes most of these issues. Some however, stay but have lesser impact on the smartphone’s overall experience. Google says that the update will be reaching all the smartphones over the next week.
As a part of the update, Google has brought some UI changes “which extend the life of the OLED display, including a fade out of the navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen and an update to maximum brightness,” says the community manager. “These features have been carefully designed so as not to detract from the user experience. Since all OLED displays experience some degree of decay over time, we’ll continue to make enhancements which maximize the life of your Pixel screen,” it has been added.
The community manager adds that ‘further enhancements’ will be coming as a part of the December update. Both the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL smartphones went up on sales in India more than a week ago. The Pixel 2 costs Rs 61,000 for the 64GB and Rs 70,000 for the 128GB storage model. The Pixel 2 XL is on pre-orders now. It costs Rs 73,000 for the 64GB model and Rs 82,000 for the 128GB model.