After the June OTA update, some Pixel 2 XL owners say the phone takes longer to wake

After the June OTA update, some Pixel 2 XL owners say the phone takes longer to wake
Yesterday, we told you that the four Google Pixel handsets and two Nexus models had received the June Android security patch via an OTA update. And while the update tightened security of these phones and fixed some functional issues with Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi connectivity, it did leave a nasty side effect for some Pixel 2 XL users; their phones are taking longer to wake up.

Now let's be honest about what these Pixel 2 XL owners are experiencing. The device is taking an extra one or two seconds to wake, according to those who posted about the problem on the Google Issue Tracker. That might not sound like a lot, but let's look at it another way; affected units are now taking two to three times longer to wake. Those extra seconds can be a pain in the butt to Pixel 2 XL users accustomed to having access to their phones after just one second. There are other issues as well. Another Pixel 2 XL owner complained that since the update, his coverage in the Austin, Texas area went from 'full bars' to no bars at all on his Pixel 2 XL.

Meanwhile, a Google employee on the Issue Tracker took down some pertinent information from those who posted about the problem on the board. Hopefully Google issues a fix for this problem soon.

source: Google

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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
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

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25 Comments

1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Forever beta software. I prefer manufacturers who have fully tested versions on their phones.

2. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

This happens to everyone. The difference is, there is only one company who supports older models with swift updates for YEARS after the phone/tablet has been out. Take the iPad Mini 2 for example...Apple just dumped new life into a 5 year old device that they could have said "buy a new one" to, like most Android phones/tablets(LOL whats an Android tablet).

6. Foxgabanna

Posts: 599; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Yeah. Apple hit me in the feels when they announced that. That’s a really good thing for them to do. I’ll probably get whatever they have coming in a couple months because I’m honestly over Android. I like updates but not half assed ones like this thing.

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Tbh iOS .0 versions are always pretty bad, I always recommend to everyone to stay on last version of previous release until there is at least .1 version Right now I'm rocking blazing fast 10.3.3 and will update to 11.4 when 12 is released

11. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Don’t have any issue with all iOS update since 10 and 11.4 and I’m using iPad mini 4 so.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looks like Pixels aren’t the BEST smartphones after all, lol. Not with all of these issues they keep on having. I guess being “first” with the updates in the Pixels case means being the first to have issue after issue.

4. Subie

Posts: 2369; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

But hey, they do come "universally" unlocked.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO!

14. Venom

Posts: 3595; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

When you can take your sim card out and place a sim from another carrier onto your device, it's a win. Makes things easier, which is why Apple does it. Same thing with Motorola. Too bad blackberry doesn't do it. Would have some justification for the price tag. *drinks beer*

13. Venom

Posts: 3595; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Of course it definitely helps if you know what you are talking about, which you don't btw.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! “Trigger me timber’s!” Did I set you off with my comment or what? You are in such a blind rage right now that you can’t see that BlackBerry isn’t mentioned in this article at all. This article is about Google and the complete and utter mess that are the Pixel smartphones. There is no denying the plethora of issues the Pixel devices have, and more issue just keep popping up. But way to deflect from the problems that a device as expensive as the Pixel is constantly having. With the amount of problems that it’s having, the price tag is NOT justified. The second generation of the Pixel has more issues than the first. I wonder if Google will top those issue with the third generation Pixel? Lol. For as much as a Pixel costs, you’d think that Google would get it right and tone down the issues. Being first at updates for the Pixel only means “first at more issues”, lol. By the way, you can pop out your sim of one carrier and place in the sim of any GSM carrier into an unlocked BlackBerry smartphones. It helps of you know what you’re talking about, witch you don’t, btw.

16. Venom

Posts: 3595; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Someone is giddy. Lol, go home meanest. You are clearly drunk, "witch" you do not see. As usual you go on and on about something that you have no idea what you are talking about. This is just a software update error. Easily more fixable than a screen coming apart.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! This is coming from the alcoholic that’s constantly shoving beer down his throat and can’t even punctuate a sentence properly. As usual, you’re talking about yourself and try and project that onto others. You clearly are deflecting for Google. They should not still be having issue after issue after issue with the Pixel line, and yet, they do. They obviously can’t “easily” fix these issues without creating more issues, as evident since the first generation Pixel.

18. Venom

Posts: 3595; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Lol, don't get mad at me just because you are hallucinating witches over here. Must be that imaginary ios keyboard lol. You are one to talk about issues. How many issues did the Priv have? That phone was so experimental that it was still in beta when it was released. And let's not try to pretend that the KeyONE doesn't have issues. The reason you don't hear about them as much compared to you and you and your constant Pixel attacks is because there aren't as many users as there are for the Pixel users.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! Still triggered because I posted proof about owning an iPhone, while you cannot provide proof of your ownership of the KEYᵒⁿᵉ, and Pixel, because you don’t own them, along with you not owning the capability to properly punctuate a sentence. You keep bringing up old smartphones like the PRIV, like you’ve always done. So since that’s the case, how many issues did the Nexus 6P have? Almost as much as the Pixel line, and the Pixels are as experimental and beta as it gets. Google has the amazing ability to create new issues for the Pixel with each iteration and software update, lol. And what you’re saying is false, because Nokia mobile phone users dwarf Pixel users, yet you don’t hear about Nokia smartphones having near as many issues as Pixels do.

20. Venom

Posts: 3595; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Lol, who cares about you owning an iPhone? I told you once before that I don't have anything to prove to the likes of you. Do you want a gold star or something? Lol, your obsession with exaggerating the issues on the Pixel is hilarious. It's funny how you act like Nokia phones are exempt from having issues. They aren't.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! You care, or you wouldn’t have brought it up. Now you’re triggered because I outed you again on what you claim to own, but don’t. It’s even funnier how you downplay and deflect from the plethora of issues that the Pixel line has. It’s especially funny since you’ve never owned any iteration of the Pixel to begin with, lol.

22. Venom

Posts: 3595; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm not triggered despite you throwing that word out over and over. You don't get it, I don't care about getting your approval for something that doesn't really matter to me. What part of I don't care did you not get? It's funny watching you act like you know what you are talking about. It's funny because you even fail at that. You and I both know that you're only exaggerating the Pixel's issues simply because I said something favorable about them. You even did the same thing with the Essential phone. If I were to do the same thing with the Nokia 7 Plus, lol you would probably be attacking it to despite you claiming to be a fan of Nokia.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! You are triggered. You are so in your feels that you are seething with anger right now. What’s funnier is watching you deflect from the DOCUMENTED issues that the Pixel line has been having since it’s release. The same for the Essential Phone. You are triggered because I said something factual about them both concerning the real issues that they’ve been having. Funny thing is, you’d be triggered if I said this about any OEM with a plethora of software/hardware issues, became its me that’s saying it. If I suddenly attacked BlackBerry or Nokia the way you do, you’d defend them because it’s me that’s attacking them, despite your obvious disdain for them.

24. Venom

Posts: 3595; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I know, that's the desired reaction you wanted because we both know that you're just trying to pick a fight. First of all, we both know that you're not going to attack blackberry or Nokia so let's not even kid ourselves. You wouldn't even admit that blackberry was becoming a patent troll despite the overwhelming evidence of blackberry being a patent bully. Second of all, I'm not even attacking you. We both know that you're only doing this because I said the Essential phone and the Pixel were good phones. Otherwise you wouldn't even cared about the exaggerated issues. Many OEMs have issues, including Samsung who recently had an exploding phone. Haven't seen you smear them. Apple has an issue recently from an article, but you didn't say a dam thing about them. You are so fake man.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

Except it was you that got triggered by comment and then picked a fight with me over it. Don’t backtrack now. Just don’t pick fights next time. I’ve already called out my preferred OEM’s for things I don’t agree with, like the screen lift issue that happened with initial batches if he KEYᵒⁿᵉ, for example, as well as just recently calling Apple out for issues that have arises with iOS 11.4. I’m not like you that likes to deflect from actual problems like you used to always do with Apple back when you were using two of your now banned aliases. BlackBerry is defending its IP from illegal use, which is totally different from when Apple was suing for generic names like “App Store”, of which you took Apples side for in your alias accounts. Lol, you are attacking me because you got triggered by my comment. You’re just deflecting now because I called you out on it. If you actually read the recent Apple article where they had an issue, then you’d know that I actually did say something about it. But you don’t read, you just fabricate and try to pass it on as fact. This coming from a guy (YOU) with 10 banned multiple accounts on PA, and pretends to own devices to justify his trolling. You’re the fakest person on this site.

5. Foxgabanna

Posts: 599; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

It’s always something wrong with this phone. I don’t see why people pay all this money to be a beta tester.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Because there's no alternative without these issues Phones from Apple, Samsung, LG,... etc are also plagued with similar or worse issues

10. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I used to defend google on android updates since they always put the blame on fragmentation. Compared to apple, Google has less than 8 phones within the update period but they are still not able to consistently release software without bugs. I have no plan to leave android but still, "Shame on google".

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