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.
The newest Pixel smartphones -- the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL -- are grabbing all the headlines in the last few hours right now, and rightfully so because quite frankly, Google may have just unveiled two of the best Android powered mobile devices this year. But apart from these two handsets, the tech giant also actually announced other cool new gadgets, including a pair of wireless headphones to go with the next generation Pixels -- the Pixel Buds.
It is official, Google has formally introduced the follow ups to last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones -- meet this year’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices. First, a quick rundown of the basic specs: the Pixel 2 comes with a 5 inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1,080 by 1,920 pixels (with 441 pixel per inch density). The display is paired with a 12.3 megapixel main camera (with f/1.8 aperture) on the rear side, and an 8 megapixel secondary sensor on the front side.
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