Google plans to fix Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL issues through software updates

Screen burn-in, lack of colour saturation and clicking noise will be addressed.
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Google is planning a bunch of software updates to address the issues with Pixel devices that users have pointed out. According to a post Google's Vice President and General Manager for Phones, Mario Queiroz, the company has finished looking into the screen burn-in and colour saturation problems on the Pixel 2 XL. Queiroz says that while Google’s internal tests show that the Pixel 2 XL is no more at risk of screen burn-in issues than any other flagship smartphone, but the company said it will still issue a software update to make the navigation bar transparent. 

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The tech giant indicated that it is also going to work with apps to have them adhere to these measures. Further, Google reported that the lack of saturation on the Pixel 2 XL’s screen is because it supports the sRGB colour gamut by default. However, with Android 8.0 Oreo’s new colour space management feature, Google is going to add an update to the Pixel that provides a new “saturated” mode, which will apparently provide the vibrant colours, like the ones most users like. It’s worth noting that the Pixel XL 2 already has a “Vivid Mode”, which doesn’t help with this issue.

The good news is, Google confirmed that the pOLED panel on the Pixel 2 XL does support the Display P3 colour gamut. So, the hope is that the update will allow the phone to make use of the display’s entire capability. And for those unfamiliar with the pOLED concept, according to Android Authority, the "p" stands for plastic since Google's Pixel 2XL base layer is made of plastic rather than glass by South Korean phone maker LG. 

Lastly, Google is issuing one last software update, that fixes the Pixel 2’s “clicking noise” issues. According to the company, you can simply turn off NFC for the moment, as a temporary fix and the update will clear it altogether.