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Google Is Fixing Yet Another Pixel 2 Bug

Dave Parrack 20-11-2017

Google has acknowledged yet another Pixel 2 bug, while also promising to squash it soon. This particular bug means some handsets emit a low buzzing sound. Which is obviously far from ideal. Still, like almost everything these days, it can be fixed at a later date with an update.


The Pixel 2 is meant to be Google’s new flagship smartphone. And in our review of the Pixel 2 Google Pixel 2 Review: Is This The Best Smartphone Ever? How can Google justify $650 for a smartphone, when the OnePlus 5 sells for $480, or the Motorola G5+ $230. What separates the Google Pixel 2 from its competitors? Read More we gave it top marks in many areas, asking, “Is This The Best Smartphone Ever?” It may be, but it would be churlish to deny the Pixel 2 has shipped with a lot of annoying issues in need of fixing.

Another Day, Another Pixel 2 Issue

First, the Pixel 2 XL suffered from screen burn-in issues Google Investigates Pixel 2 XL Screen Burn-In Google is actively investigating reports of the Pixel 2 XL suffering from screen burn-in. This is after some people noticed the telltale signs of screen burn-in on their new Pixel 2 XL handsets. Read More , which Google quickly fixed with a patch. Then there were reports of a clicking noise affecting some Pixel 2 handsets, which, again, Google fixed via an update. And now, another annoying Pixel 2 bug has reared its ugly head.

This particular bug means some Pixel 2 owners can hear a high-frequency sound when the screen is on and held up to their ear. Which, seeing as that’s how you make phone calls, and how making phone calls is a rather essential job for any smartphone, is clearly a bit of a problem.

In response to complaints on the Pixel User Community forums, a Google community manager simply stated, “We’re rolling out a software update in the coming weeks which eliminates a faint buzzing sound on some Pixel 2 devices when the phone is placed to your ear during a phone call.”

Clearly, “in the coming weeks” only offers a vague timeline for when this fix will be rolled out. However, it not only suggests Google already knows about the issue, but that it has been working on a fix for some time. And Pixel 2 owners Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Everything You Need To Know The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are here -- so here's everything you need to know about them. Read More experiencing the problem know a fix is on the way.


Patching Over the Pixel 2’s Problems

I’m old-school and feel products should ship in perfect condition. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case, and most hardware and software ships with issues these days. Thankfully, updates can fix everything, and Google deserves credit for rapidly patching over the Pixel 2’s problems.

Do you own a Google Pixel 2? Has your handset suffered from any of the various bugs documented thus far? If so, have those bugs been fixed via updates? Or is your Pixel 2 still struggling? Has this put you off buying a Pixel 2? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. William L. Benedict
    November 21, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    I've had a few issues with my Pixel 2XL but restarting seems to fix them. I really like the phone.

  2. Jeff
    November 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    No problems with my pixel2, but I have nfc turned off