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Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL November security patch now rolling out; adds new display profiles, new UI and more

The November security patch update has started rolling out and is expected to reach all devices by next week.

  • Published: November 7, 2017 12:43 PM IST
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The recently launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been facing many issues and Google was well aware of it. While the search giant had issued temporary solution for the some of the problems, it promised a software update for the rest. Now, as promised, the company has rolled out its monthly security update for Nexus and Pixel devices. Also Read - HP Chromebook 11a review: Great for students, not so for professionals

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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL s November security updates have started rolling out. The new update brings bug fixes, security improvements for the new phones. The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will also get a new color saturation option for the display and the update will try and solve some of the screen burn-in issues on the latter, according to reports.

Apart from that, the update is also said to contain a fix for the faint clicking noise heard in some Pixel 2 devices as well some minor changes to the Pixel 2 XL s display. Google’s community manager writes:

As we mentioned in our deeper dive, this update also brings planned UI changes which extend the life of the OLED display, including a fade out of the navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen and an update to maximum brightness. These features have been carefully designed so as not to detract from the user experience. Since all OLED displays experience some degree of decay over time, we ll continue to make enhancements which maximize the life of your Pixel screen.

Currently, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a single toggle under the Display setting for vivid colors. But after the new patch for this month, there is a new set of three different options on the smartphones- boosted, natural, and saturated, according to Android Central. The report further mentions that even after setting “saturated” the Pixel 2 XL’s display still behind the Galaxy Note 8’s adaptive display. ALSO READ: Google Pixel 2 XL Review: The AI-first smartphone

The latest update is also making changes to other display aspects like it is reducing the maximum screen brightness and changing the behavior of the navigation bar, so the home, back, and recent buttons fade away when you haven t used the phone in a while. Both of these changes were previously seen in the Android 8.1 Developer Preview, and now Google has included it stable builds. Additionally, Google is promising more improvements, enhancements in the December update.ALSO READ: Where s my Android? A Google Pixel 2 XL without any operating system just got delivered

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  • Published Date: November 7, 2017 12:43 PM IST


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