Google Pixel 2 smartphones facing yet another problem with OLED display

  • Google Pixel 2 smartphones facing yet another problem with OLED display

Google Pixel 2 smartphones facing yet another problem with OLED display

The user who has uploaded the video on YouTube claims that issue stopped momentarily when the phone was restarted, but it surfaced again next morning. The user notes that performing a safe mode or a factory reset does not help.

Following reports of screen burn-in, phones shipping without an operating system and battery charging issues, some Pixel 2 XL owners are now reporting that the oleophobic coating on the glass is wearing off after just a few weeks of use. Google has always passed production tasks to an OEM and for the Pixel 2, the production duty is passed to LG.

In a forum thread, which has since amassed over 100 responses, multiple users are reporting a problem with their Pixel 2 units that causes the microphone to stop working during calls. A possible workaround that has been suggested is to deactivate the ambient display, which appears to have worked for some users.

There seems to be no end to the long list of issues related to the new Pixel 2 devices. Google is yet to acknowledge the issue but we can expect some sort of software patch to fix the issue. But with a modified boot image, you can root your Pixel 2 by flashing the Magisk patched modified boot directly from Fastboot to your device.

There was also the issue of some of the Android handsets going out without Android.

Blowing into the bottom speaker can revive microphones that are playing up. Meanwhile, the mic does work when you use it to make a request through Google Assistant or while shooting a video. Blowing into the speaker like you would an old NES cartridge.

Additional tweaks within the new software update endeavour to reduce screen burn by reducing the burden placed on display - e.g. reducing maximum brightness, and a navigation bar which fades out after inactivity.