Google fixes Pixel trade-in factory reset and misclassification problems

Google fixes Pixel trade-in factory reset and misclassification problems

"The touchscreen works while sliding my finger along the edge works, but when touching it directly, it doesn't detect that touch along the edge", wrote Deathsoldier11 on the Pixel User Community forum.

There have been multiple bugs reports in Google's PIxel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices since their launch.

Fortunately there's good news this time. The issues with the Pixel 2 XL's display have been numerous and well documented. However, when tapping near the edges, the smartphone sometimes does not pick up the command. It seems that the Pixel 2 XL's accidental touch rejection software is working overtime.

Pixel Community manager Orrin has followed-up with a comment that Google is looking into the issue, and plans to release a fix in an upcoming over-the-air update. The feature prevents slight, unintended touches on the screen to register as a command, but the problem shows that Google might have gone overboard with it.

Millennium Falcon spotted in England by fans using Google Earth
Meanwhile, in even more exciting news for fans, it has been confirmed that Star Wars is planning 10 more years worth of films. Filming for 2015's "The Force Awakens" also took place in the United Kingdom , but at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.

Google addressed a number of complaints with a software update last week, and it might need to do something similar again.

As we can see from the videos, the combined OIS and EIS does a pretty impressive job of stabilizing the video shot with Google's Pixel smartphones. Several users have complained on Google's official forum and some have even documented it in a video.

For now, it appears that the unresponsive screen edges of Google Pixel 2 XL have nothing to do with hardware defects. Cautious customers might want to go for the smaller HTC-made Pixel 2 instead. From a blue shift to burn in, washed out colors, and more- there are plenty of reasons to worry about the display on the Pixel 2 XL.

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