Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Latest Pixel 2 bug prevents Assistant from working on Bluetooth headphones

Some Pixel 2 XL users have also found unresponsive edges on the displays of their handsets.

As reported by Engadget, Google Pixel 2 XL owners are now complaining about the lack of response when pressing on the display edges.

"The mic icon turns into the four dots indicating that Assistant is listening, but they don't move, indicating it hears something". It appears that many people are experiencing the problem, as seen in the comments posted on the Google Pixel 2 community page.

It might feel like Google is following Apple's script right now: remove the headphone jack from your flagship phone, ship the phone with a depressingly bad dongle adapter, and announce a new pair of revolutionary Bluetooth headphones to divert the you-caused frustrations of your customers into additional retail transactions.

It's a software issue and Google is already said to be working on fixing it.

The Google Pixel 2 is the highest scoring smartphone on DXoMark, the handset managed to score 98 and it great for both videos and photos. As reported on Android Police and 9to5Google, early orders of Google Pixel Buds are now shipping.

Google has now revealed details on how its Pixel 2 and 2 XL smartphones record videos, the company uses a combination of electronic image stabilization (EIS) and optical image stabilization (OIS) to record video.

Google has taken a note of the issue and has confirmed on its forum that it is looking into it and will be addressing it in a future OTA update.

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