Google has officially announced the start of the roll out of Google Lens to all users of Pixel smartphone devices. Of course, this is as expected, considering that back in October earlier this year, the tech giant had confirmed that Google Lens would be coming to Pixel handsets as part of Google Assistant.
It was during last month when some owners of Google’s Pixel 2 smartphone started complaining of a weird buzzing sound emanating from the device’s ear piece, especially when taking a phone call. And interestingly enough, there were other strange noises too, including a high pitch noise and what sounds like a ticking clock.
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).
About a week ago, Google had announced that it was looking to extend the length of the warranty on its Pixel 2 XL to a couple of years (previously, it was only a year). The tech giant had made the announcement in light of reports of burn-in issues in the display screen of the Pixel 2 XL. But a recent article published by CNET states that the extended warranty may not cover the burn-in issues.
Yup, users appear to have discovered another Pixel 2 XL issue, and this time it involves the phablet’s audio recording capabilities. The problem was first reported in the Pixel user community, with a number of users claiming that whenever they record a video, the audio quality is a bit inconsistent, to say the least. Apart from the thin-ish quality of the overall sound, background audio are also a bit messy. One user has even uploaded a recording that has some muffled audio bits.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have only been announced three weeks ago but it is already drawn mixed emotions from the crowd. For some, the Pixel 2 models are among Google’s best rated devices. These people believe that these two smartphones are equipped with some of the best features available in a device. Unfortunately, the same can not be said for a bunch of other people.
Google’s current flagship device offering, the Pixel 2 XL, reportedly has a burn-in issue with its screen. For those not familiar with the term burn-in, it is what happens when traces of an image still get displayed on the screen even with the image itself is no longer being actively shown. Android Central was one of the first to spot the issue, and various users have since started discussing it on forums just like XDA Developers.
The past few days have seen several reports of an issue with one of Google’s flagship offerings this year, the impressive Pixel 2 XL. The issue in particular revolves around the device’s screen, which appears to be exhibiting muted hues and a rather curious bluish tint. Others have also reported a grainy texture that shows up on the screen when one scrolls down web pages
Sure, Google had very recently unveiled a number of cool hardware offerings just this week, but the tech giant also made some announcements regarding its software efforts. Chief among these is the confirmation that Google Lens will finally be making its debut on Pixel smartphone devices later this year.
Some may remember that back in May earlier this year, Google had first introduced the service during its annual I/O developer conference. For those not in the know, Google Lens is basically a feature that scans and recognizes text and objects in real world settings, with the help of Google Assistant.
This week, Google unveiled some really cool new devices, including the next generation Pixel smartphones (the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL). With good reason, much of the buzz has revolved around the Pixel 2 phones, but officially so far, Google has identified Verizon Wireless as the sole launch partner. Having said that, interested buyers can still scour the face of the earth for Pixel 2 deals.
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