Google had earlier issued a statement that it is currently investigating the issues and now the company is back with its findings.
In other words: they like the way colors look on the device, but they’re going to add a “saturated” mode by way of a software update. Google has also said that they are working on a fix for the clicking sounds which should resolve the issue with a software update. He first addressed the color profile issues that many have pointed out since receiving the phones.
The latest update is also making life easier for Pixel users by adding a floating power menu to the display screen.
The first thing you’ll notice is a new, automatic light/dark theme switching, a feature that made its debut with the Google Pixel 2 phones.
Now, regarding the issue of the screen burn-in, Google states that it has an extensive quality assurance process and that the displays used in the Pixel 2 XL are up to par with comparable products. We already knew that was coming to more phones in 8.1, and there’s another theme feature from the Pixel 2 that’s in 8.1 as well.
These myriad of display concerns have left consumers hesitant to take the plunge on Google’s larger Pixel 2 smartphone – it should be noted that the smaller Pixel 2 doesn’t share these troubles as it doesn’t use the same panel.
We’ll continue to update this roundup with new information as we push toward the Android 8.1 Oreo’s release date for the Nexus 6P. That includes the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, along with last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones. “The update will also reduce the maximum brightness of the Pixel 2 XL by a virtually imperceptible 50 cd/m2 (nits), thereby significantly reducing load on the screen with an nearly undetectable change in the observed brightness”, says Chau. In a response similar to last week, Google says that the toned down colours was meant to provide a more “natural and accurate rendition of colors”.
Still, Google said in a blog post that it is upping the warranty for the new Pixels to 2 years, up from 1 year, “to give users peace of mind”. On Friday, the company vowed to reimburse an undisclosed number of people who were charged $30 extra for the Pixel 2 by a Verizon Wireless reseller operating at Google pop-up stores in the United States.