Google Pixel 2 XL hit with unresponsive edges issue

Apple has its own touchscreen issues with iPhone X devices becoming briefly unresponsive in the cold. Now there's a new bug to add to the list: unresponsive spots near the edge of the screen.

One user said in the community website that he conducted an experiment to prove that the edges of the Pixel 2 XL screen do not register touches.

"The touchscreen works while sliding my finger along the edge works, but when touching it directly, it doesn't detect that touch along the edge", wrote Deathsoldier11 on the Pixel User Community forum. However, when tapping near the edges, the smartphone sometimes does not pick up the command. Thankfully, Google has regarded the issue and will soon roll out an update to fix it. Stay tuned with us for more on the software issues on both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

The issue (which Artem shares, obviously) appears to be over-aggressive accidental touch protection logic, so an OTA fix makes sense. With Fused Video Stabilization on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, you no longer have to carefully place the phone before recording, hold it firmly over the entire recording session, or carry a gimbal mount everywhere.

For now, it appears that the unresponsive screen edges of Google Pixel 2 XL have nothing to do with hardware defects. Thankfully, Google has responded to the problem, stating that it will be fixed in a coming update. These include cases of burn-ins, green lines, and flashing screens. Cautious customers might want to go for the smaller HTC-made Pixel 2 instead.