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Installing Android 8.1 has led to problems swiping on the Pixel 2/2 XL and certain Nexus models

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Installing Android 8.1 has led to problems swiping on the Pixel 2/2 XL and certain Nexus models
Android 8.1 activated the Pixel Visual Core feature, enhancing the images taken with the already highly regarded cameras on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. And while the update also brought a security update with it, the new build created a little problem of its own. It was back on December 7th when the first thread appeared on the Google Support Forum describing an issue that was preventing some Pixel 2/2 XL and Nexus users from swiping up on the lock screen to enter their PIN code.

According to the threads that have been posted, it can take multiple attempts at swiping before the handset figures out that you want to enter your PIN code to unlock it. Notifications on the lock screen can also take multiple swipe attempts to get rid of. Accepting or declining incoming phone calls can also become a chore thanks to this bug.

This is an example of what is so maddening about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Specs-wise and design-wise these handsets should both be among the best Android phones of 2017. But issues with the screen, speakers and swiping are frustrating users. Google is said to be looking into the matter. Since a software update apparently brought on this problem, you would think that another update is all that would be required to fix it. If we hear anything new about this bug, we will pass it along to you.


source: GoogleSupport, Reddit via AndroidCentral

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PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

8.9
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 11
Pixel 2 XL

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

9.2
  • Display 6.0 inches 2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3520 mAh
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