The flagship devices from Google – the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were reported with screen burn-in and clicking sound issues soon after their release. Google responded quickly and come up with the latest update carrying November security patch fixing those issues.
Google Pixel User Community Page claims that the new update is focused on both those issues along with adding some new features to the display. Google replaces the simple “vivid colors” in the display settings with three options: boosted, natural and saturated. The “boosted” option is cooler than the old “vivid colors” option, which is hardly noticeable, while “natural” is self-explanatory and “saturated” makes the biggest difference to view.
Google has tried to solve the screen burn-in issue by introducing a slight reduction in the maximum screen brightness, as well as a navigation bar that now fades out after periods of inactivity. Don’t forget that the new update has also fixed the clicking sound issue reported with Pixel 2.
The new changes were reportedly included in the Android 8.1 Developer Preview, but Google brought those early due to increasing number of screen issues. Hopefully, these changes will reduce the strain on the screen and keep it from decline faster than usual.
Google has yet to release the factory or OTA image for the Pixel 2 XL, but several users this afternoon have received the 59.3 MB update. Both forms of Android 8.0 updates are already available for the smaller Pixel 2.
The update will roll out in stages. It won’t be available to everyone right away but should be soon.