Google Pixel 2 XL slow unlocking issue will be getting a fix in upcoming update, Google confirms

After the June update, Google Pixel 2 XL users complained about device being unlocked much slower than before.

  • Published: July 27, 2018 3:10 PM IST
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Google Pixel 2 XL users are finally getting a fix for the one months old slow unlocking issue. The issue was reported by users after the June Android security patch update. It caused Pixel 2 XL devices to unlock much slower than before.

Now replying to a thread on ‘Issue Tracker’ Google has confirmed that it has fixed the problem and Google Pixel 2 XL users will receive the fix in July update. But having said that, Google also notes that this is temporary fix and the “proper fix” will come with Android P final release. Actually, the bug had come from an intentional change that was aimed to fix cases of bright flashes before entering Always On Display.

The comment posted by Google’s development team reads, “the problem was caused as a side effect of a fix introduced in June SMR in order to fix cases of bright flashes before entering Always On Display for displays on certain (isolated) devices (this was actually pointed out in comment #44 of public bug). The fix will be reverted in July SMR to address the slow unlock regression. A proper fix for the original issue which won’t cause slow unlock side effect will be available on P release”

Apart from Pixel 2 XL unlock issue, other users of Google Pixel 2, Pixel XL, and Pixel 2 XL now have been experiencing issues with the Google search bar on the home screen. Many have noted that the search bar isn’t displaying any suggestions or history when typing into it. While the glitch seems to be a minor one, being a frequently used feature, many Pixel users have been quite annoyed by it.

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Not just Android 8.1 Oreo, but users running the Android P Developer Preview 4 have also been experiencing the problem. Currently, the bug has been spotted on Google app versions dubbed as and At the moment, the problem is said to be limited to the home screen widget. Here’s the full report on this issue.

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  • Published Date: July 27, 2018 3:10 PM IST