Pixel 2 XL Fingerprint Issues Reported After Android 8.1 Oreo Update
Google launched the Pixel 2 and its bigger sibling, the Pixel 2 XL back in October. The smartphones succeeded the 2016 Pixel smartphones, which were the first ever phones “Made By Google.” While the Pixel 2 phones brought in a few changes were pointed out in the original Pixel devices such as an IP67 rating and a refined design. But, ever since the launch, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been marred by controversial issues.
Android 8.1 Oreo stable update started rolling out a few weeks ago for the Google Pixel 2 devices and ever since then, there have been multiple instances where users have complained that the fingerprint sensor on the Google Pixel 2 XL has slowed down. It was also reported earlier this week that some Pixel owners were facing multi-touch issues after updating their phones to Android 8.1 Oreo. No new update has since been rolled out to address those issues.
A temporary fix that some users have discovered involves turning on the phone’s always on display. In theory, this feature should not consume a lot of battery since the Pixel 2 XL has an OLED panel but, if you like saving battery to the last iota, then this fix won’t help.
A Google representative on the support forum has confirmed that the team knows about the issue and that it will be reaching out to affected users to obtain bug reports so they can isolate the issue and fix it. Google has been prompt in acknowledging and addressing issues to its products and a new software update to fix these issues should be seeding soon.