Google prepping a fix for the Double-tap to wake bug on the Pixel and Pixel XL?

We've told you all about the speaker bug that appears to afflict the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL. With the volume cranked up, the Pixel and Pixel XL's speakers suffer from static and distortion. We told you about a workaround that involves flashing a custom ROM, but we also found out that Google has now acknowledged the issue. In other words, sit tight and a software update will soon rid the new Google designed phones of this problem.

But now, there apparently is a new issue with the first smartphones designed by Google (and built by HTC). The Double-tap to wake feature, which was added to the phones with Android 7.1.1, is apparently not working consistently on some units. A few reports say that the Double-tapping fails to work when power saving feature Doze is on. With Doze, the phone disconnects apps from running in the background after a period of inactivity. This increases standby time and battery life. To turn off Doze, all you have to do is move the phone around. One workaround that might help is to change the Pixel's lock feature to read "immediately" after sleep.

Some Pixel owners have been sounding off about the problem in the Pixel User Community. The Double-tapping feature is used to wake up the phone and also allows users to see their notifications. For what it's worth, Google is aware of the issue too, and is working on a fix. Stay tuned!

source: GoogleProductForums via 9to5Google

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3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Anyhow, the Pixel is a great phone... In fact, it's the fastest Android Phone to date... The fluidness is unbelieveable, almost on par with Windows and iPhone... It's a shame that such a neat smartphone is marred by such bugs. The kind of bugs one would expect in a cheap smartphone with an unknown brand... Oh well... I wish it wasn't THAT expensive...! I absolutely love the Pixel Launcher and the exclusive features that come with it... Maybe next year, if the life permits...! G'Day!

6. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

OnePlus 3T is the fastest Android phone to date and it's on marshmallow still. Wait till it gets nougat.

11. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

The nougat didn't speed the one plus 3 much. It's a bit smoother and battery lasts longer though.

4. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Another day, another bug for the Pixel. Good that I didn't jump to the train and I kept my trusted Z5 P for the moment. Google needs to sort out some childhood illnesses of their Pixel line first. Otherwise Sony it is again.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

A Sony, eh? You deserve an applaud, lad...! G'Day!

7. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

"Google is aware of the issue too, and is working on a fix." If I had a nickel Everytime that I've read that, then I'd have about $2.50 lol

8. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

You should include Apple in there too. You would be a millionaire by now.

9. WilliamRBR

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 18, 2016

Maybe it's because I'm a glass-half-full kind of guy, but the fact that Google acknowledges and has been quick to iron out these bugs actually gives me more confidence in the Pixel, rather than less. Coming from Motorola, where issues seem to become permanent features of the phone, it's refreshing to hear about a bug and expect a forthcoming fix for it.

10. KingSam

Posts: 1476; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Lol. Bugs approaching iOS levels

12. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

No issues here and this was the best part of the last update for me anyway.

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