Pixel 7 and Pro display jitters are finally getting a fix
Google is working on a resolution for a Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro issue where users may experience a certain stickiness when scrolling content on the display.
The issue, which is something some Pixel 7 series users have been experiencing since launch and has also been described as “janky” and “jittery” scrolling, has now been acknowledged by Google.
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In an issue tracker thread, Google says: “We are aware of this issue and working on improvements for an upcoming software update.”
The issue was first reported on November 1, so it’s about time Google acknowledged it and it should come as a relief for users who’ve struggled with the issues since picking up the Pixel 7.
Users have speculated about the issue occurring with one-handed scrolling techniques, when ads appear in the browser, during video autoplay, and have also questioned display refresh rates and umpteen other possible answers.
“Short flicks/gestures don’t work very consistently. When short flicks do work, the scroll speed is very slow,” one exasperated user wrote. Another said the issue was “very prominent when the phone is charging and you try to use it.”
Android Police reports that a new Android 13 QPR2 beta has resolved the issue on a Pixel 7 Pro, so it may be that Google is already well on the way to solving the problem, albeit three months after it was discovered.
Despite this, the Pixel 7 series has been much more stable than the predecessors. Usually, we’ve reported on a litany of issues with the phones by now. The Pixel 6, for example, was even struggling to make phonically at one time last year, while there was also a series of unfortunate events when a fix for one issue broke something else.