Pixel 2 XL touchscreen has dead spots around the edges

13 November, 2017, 13:36 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
  • Some Pixel 2 XL touchscreens are unresponsive near the edges, but a fix is coming

The problem occurs when one tries to talk to Google Assistant on their phones while wearing Bluetooth headphones with a microphone. But Google took things to a whole new level with the Pixel 2: it didn't even include a cheap pair of USB-C headphones.

The Google Pixel 2 XL is among the top-end smartphones launched this year, although being a premium device does not guarantee that problems would never occur.

Well, the silence is finally coming to an end.

Earlier, this week, Google had issued updates to some of the bugs. From shipping confirmation screenshots, it appears the $159 headphones will arrive somewhere around the middle of this week.

Interestingly, Google unveiled the Pixel Buds Bluetooth-enabled headphones alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL earlier this year that are created to deliver a Google Assistant experience while on the go. We will have a full review next week! In the meantime, the latest bug would help Google engineers find the barriers restricting the Assistant over Bluetooth connectivity.

According to a user on the Pixel User Community forum, the Pixel 2 XL seems to have a few dead spots on the curved edges where it does not register touch input. It seems the unresponsive screen edges are the result of a software issue, not a hardware failure, and Google is already aware.

Pixel Community manager Orrin has followed-up with a comment that Google is looking into the issue, and plans to release a fix in an upcoming over-the-air update.

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