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Pixel 2 XL handsets now affected by display flashes upon unlock
Pixel 2 XL Screen Flashes When Locking or Unlocking, Some Users Report
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12 November, 2017

Pixel 2 users get to sample a whole host of Android features that are unique to Google's second generation flagships. Specifically, a number of Pixel 2 device owners have been lodging a complaint with the Pixel User Community (although the actual issue ultimately originated on Reddit) noting how Google Assistant does not seem to work with the two new Pixel phones when a set of Bluetooth headphones is thrown into the mix.

What do you think of the Pixel 2's problems? Apparently, attempting to pull up Google Assistant while you're using a pair of Bluetooth headphones will result in the audio notification to let you know Assistant is listening, but then when you begin to talk, it doesn't actually register anything. At the moment, the issue is now limited to Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are not affected.

However, one of the users says that when contacted Google support, they said, "It looks like there is an internal software malfunction in which we're experiencing such issues with the device".

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Pixel 2 users have been complaining on social media about the device's Bluetooth overall, although it's not clear if the issues are related.

There are some users who have claimed that changing the settings especially turning the Ambient Display off and on again does fix the issue. Users have posted videos showing a bright white or greenish flash that seems to confirm the issue.

Some users of the Pixel 2 devices have complained that the phone's microphone does not work when making calls. After weeks of discussion, recent user comments suggest there is a temporary fix for the issue - blowing into the bottom speaker. Android Police adds that some Nexus 6P users who upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo recently are reporting similar screen flashing. "Blowing into the speaker when the microphone is working causes it to fail", Zeird wrote. Blowing into the speaker like you would an old NES cartridge.


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