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

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

Related phones

Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh

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4 Comments

1. Peacetoall unregistered

Finally more manufactures will follow on screen navigation button on oled screen is a nightmare

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It depends on the OLED screen. I haven't noticed any burn in on my Nexus 6P after two years of heavy use. Still good to see Google acknowledge the possibility and take steps to prevent it.

3. jjface

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

What on earth do you have to do to get the update?! Still nothing on both mine And you wonder why apple is doing so well.

4. MobileNico

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Got the update, saturated mode definitely makes a difference in the colors, though I was starting to get used to the "natural" coloring.

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