Google has recently rolled out a new security patch that comes with fixes for screen related issues currently being reported with regards to the company’s Pixel 2 XL flagship device. Specifically, this latest update should protect against burn-in issues and offer expanded options in terms of color saturation (as earlier promised).
Google’s Pixel 2 XL had debuted less than a couple of months ago to much acclaim, but in the weeks since, various users have complained about several problems related to the device’s display, including burn-in issues and a rather curious bluish tint when the screen is tilted at a specific angle.
To address the burn-in issue, Google’s latest security patch introduces changes to the user interface, including new fade out navigation buttons at the bottom section of the screen. The basic idea here is to have the buttons fade out in brightness automatically, which should help prevent the occurrence of burn-in (which may or may not be covered by the extended warranty).
As for the weird blue hue, the most recent update delivers a new Color menu, which should allow device owners to pick among a trio of saturation modes, namely Boosted, Natural, and Saturated. As pointed by community manager Orrin on Google’s Pixel User Community forums web page, the new features introduced in the latest patch are designed to have as less impact on the overall Pixel user experience as possible.
Burn-in issues are nothing new -- as a matter of fact, they tend to happen to all sorts of screens especially over time (after several years of use). OLED screens, however, are generally considered to be more likely to exhibit burn-in, and it just so happens that the Pixel 2 XL sports an OLED panel. Interestingly, other recent high profile smartphone releases that come with OLED screens, like Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and LG’s V30, do not have the same burn-in problems as the Pixel 2 XL.
Apart from addressing the screen related issues, the latest security patch from Google also brings a fix for the strange clicking noises being reported on certain Pixel 2 units. Some may remember that back in October earlier this year, several owners of Pixel 2 devices complained that the handset was emitting a clicking noise as well as a high pitch sound.
These new updates from Google should be welcome news for Pixel 2 users, and they might also be delighted to know that the tech giant is planning to deploy additional security patches by next month, with more fixes and new features.
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