Google has detected a bug in Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL smartphones that cause the device to reboot automatically and the company will be releasing a fix in the coming week.
Google released its 2017 flagships phone Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL October, but just a few weeks after the launch, they did not perform like flagships and were surrounded by issues such as screen burning, quality control and audio bugs in some devices.
“We will be issuing a fix ‘in the coming weeks,’ that could come either bundled as part of a monthly security update (which sometimes include Pixel fixes) or a future Android software release,” said Orrin, a community manager in Google Product Forums' Pixel User Community.
Users reported the bug in various forum threads saying the devices randomly rebooted at times. So, if you’ve been experiencing this on your own devices, it will be relief to you as Google has identified the bug and is working on a fix.
Earlier, some Pixel 2 XL users reported a screen burn in issue wherein parts of images were not being actively displayed. From our experience screen burn-in does happen on some types of displays, but usually after the smartphone has gone some wear and tear. Google also issued a statement saying that the Pixel 2 XL's burn-in issue was "in line with that of other premium smartphones and should not affect the normal, day-to-day user experience". However, we did not see any such trace of screen burn-in on the Pixel 2.
Google has promised to deliver timely software updates to help stabilise the device against burn-in and extended both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL's warranty to two years.