Google Pixel 2 patch will fix clicking sounds and OLED screen burn

Google is busying itself with a software patch aimed at fixing problems in the Pixel 2, such as the XL’s OLED screen burn-in.

In a post to Google’s Pixel User Community, manager Orrin said the roll out of a patch is underway and will reach all Pixel 2 devices over the next week.

The patch includes previously mentioned fixes for both second-generation Pixel phones, including the addition of a ‘Saturated’ colour mode aimed at adding a bit of vibrancy into the rather neutral colours of the Pixel 2, and the occasionally washed-out hues of the Pixel 2 XL.

The patch also aims to fix the faint clicking noises the Pixel 2 reportedly makes during voice calls, as well as squash bugs and bolster security.

But the more significant part of the update is a software fix that aims to reduce the chance of screen-burn in the Pixel 2 XL’s OLED screen, which a handful of users have reported seeing shortly after using the handset.

“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,” said community manager Orrin.

“Our goal is for your Pixel phone to get more useful and delightful over time,” he added, which indicates Google will have more patches and software tweaks for the Pixel 2 further down the line.

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