Google Pixel 2 smartphones face lagging fingerprint sensor after Android 8.1 update

This adds to the list of bugs on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.

  • Published: December 19, 2017 11:00 AM IST
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Google launched its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones earlier this year at an event in San Francisco. Last month, Google launched the devices in India too. However, quite early the devices were known for bugs including a blue tint, washed out display, and screen burn-in beyond a few more. It turns out, the Pixel 2’s woes aren’t over just yet.

Users on the official Google Support forum have been reporting a problem with slower fingerprint reader response speeds. The issue seems to have come to the fore since the Android 8.1 update. Forum user Ate Jellema, posted a query (via Droid-Life), and while describing the problem said that the fingerprint scanner on the Pixel detected a finger on it, and promptly vibrated in response to it. However, the phone seemed to take approximately a second to unlock.

The Google bug testing team responded to Jellema’s query, saying they would reach out privately for bug reports and other information. The Droid-Life report highlights the fact that not a lot of devices seemed to have received the Android 8.1 update, including our own Pixel 2 XL smartphone.

It could also be likely that the update pushed out to the user could be through a beta program or an early build, or a build that was inadvertently pushed out. We’ll update this post once we have clarity on the exact cause.

Considering that this is the Android flagship device of the year, it’s gotten off to a rough start. Earlier, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL also reported a crackling sound through the earpiece, as well as a mismatch in the audio levels of the top and bottom speakers.

हिंदी में भी पढ़ें: गूगल Pixel 2 XL में एंड्राइड 8.1 Oreo अपडेट के बाद धीमा हुआ फिंगरप्रिंट सेंसर

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  • Published Date: December 19, 2017 11:00 AM IST