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Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL software update fixes voice call clicking, adds saturated display mode

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Pixel receives software update
A new software update for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is out now, and aside from bringing a fix for the Wi-Fi-related Krack vulnerability, it's also aiming to mend the devices' audio and display problems.

As a refresher, numerous reports about clicking and cracking in the earpiece during voice calls and OLED display burn-in have marred the launch of Google's latest flagships. Oh, and let's not forget that some devices are shipping sans an operating system out of the box.

In particular, a new toggle in the display settings menu allows users to choose between three separate display modes - boosted, natural, and saturated. The saturated mode for the Pixel 2 display is pretty similar to the first Pixel's display colors, which can be easily perceived as more punchy and vivid. 


OLED burn-in has also been addressed in the latest update by employing different software enhancements that should prevent the display from exhibiting any burn-in issues overtime.


That's essentially an answer to users' woes about the visual and audio-related issues Pixels. The update will be rolling out to all devices this week, so don't freak out if you don't get it today.

source: Google

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Google Pixel 2 specs
  • 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
Google Pixel 2 XL specs
  • 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
  • OS Android 11

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