Pixel 2 clicking sounds: Google issues temporary fix

There seems to be no respite for Google's new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.

  • Published: October 25, 2017 5:11 PM IST
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Ever since their launch, Google‘s latest Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been plagued by several issues. After the Pixel 2 XL’s much talked about screen burn-in issue, Pixel 2 users are now complaining about weird clicking and high-pitched sounds emitting from the devices. Google has however taken note, and issued a temporary fix for it.

Google Pixel 2 users say that they are hearing clicking and high-pitch frequency sounds during voice calls. The phone is reportedly emitting high-frequency clicking sounds from the speaker. The issue did not go unnoticed and Orrin, who is the Community Manager at the official Pixel forum, said that Google is looking into the issue, and will soon offer a temporary fix for the same.

“We are investigating a faint, low-frequency “clicking” or “ticking” noise that a small number of Pixel 2 users have reported. This clicking noise does not affect the performance of your device beyond the audible noise. If you find the noise bothersome, we suggest temporarily turning off NFC (used by apps like Android Pay) in Settings > Connected devices > NFC. We are investigating and will have a more definitive response soon.”

Last week, when the display burn-in issues for the Pixel 2 XL came under the spotlight, a Google spokesperson said, “We put all of our products through extensive quality testing before launch and in the manufacturing of every unit.” ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2: Even if the newest flagship doesn’t succeed, Android is still winning 

Google’s Pixel 2 recently also underwent a torture test, but the results were not flattering. Apart from that, the Pixel 2 white variant is also facing a delay in delivery by up to a month. However, as a part of compensation, Google is now offering customers a free Live Case. ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel: What’s different?

The Pixel 2 will be going on sale from November 1 in India, and pre-orders begin on Thursday via Flipkart. The Pixel 2 will be available in two variants – 64GB variant priced at Rs 61,000, and 128GB variant priced at Rs 70,000. The Pixel 2 XL will go on sale in India starting November 15. Both the smartphones come with IP67 certification for water and dust resistance and run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.

  • Published Date: October 25, 2017 5:11 PM IST