Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL owners complain of poor battery life and phones getting warm after February security update

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL problems just don't seem to have an end with new update found to be affecting battery life.

  • Published: February 17, 2018 11:01 AM IST
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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users have lot more reasons to be worried about their smartphones. The second-generation Pixel phones have been mired in controversies ranging from software issues, display problem and poor audio quality since their launch in October last year. While that problems were expected to wave off as the devices are used for a few months, it seems these intermittent issues are here to stay.

In a new complaint, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are reporting about poor battery life after updating with February security patch. Some users of these Google-made smartphones are also reporting that the device runs warm after downloading this update. Google released February security patch for both these devices at the beginning of this month.

Since the release of February security update, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users have been flocking Reddit and Pixel User Community to report issues with their phones. The biggest issue seems to be the fact that these devices are running warm after getting the latest security update.

While different people have different views on how their device performs after the update, the general consensus seems that the phone gets much warmer after the update. For example, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL seem to be running much warmer than it should be while some owners report that the device gets hot while using simple apps like Gmail and other social media apps.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are known for their excellent cameras but they have also been found to have very good battery life. But the update bricks that aspect of its stellar battery life with owners of these devices reporting the smartphone is draining faster than usual after the update.

While there is a varying degree of issues being reported, the most common theme here is that these issues have started appearing after the February security patch. This could well be the case that the new security update is affecting the core of the operating system and while Google has not acknowledged the issue, it could well be addressed with the March security update.

If you own a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, do let us know in comments whether your devices are exhibiting strange behavior after the update.

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  • Published Date: February 17, 2018 11:01 AM IST