Google responds to Pixel 2 XL burn-in issues with software updates


  • kirfer

    Cool: one problem massaged/hidden/ameliorated, so now it’s just the blue tint, the dirty look, the screeching audio, and the popping noises to go!

    • Shoey5

      Maybe they should have called it the Google Lemon instead.

    • TheCuddlyKoala

      Almost like it was rushed to market or something….

    • kirfer

      Say it ain’t so!

  • It’s Me

    HDR was always expected to shorten the life span of OLED. Interesting that they are using software tricks to try to compensate. I wonder if it involves tuning the brightness to less than HDR specs.

  • Jason

    Or just do what plasma tvs did a few years ago and every few seconds just flash all the pixels white. It will happen so fast that the user will never notice and it will keep the screen alive

    • hoo dat

      Battery use perhaps?

    • Jason

      I can’t see it using that much, it’s and OLED screen so all the pixels are already on it’s just changing like the colour from red to white then back to red. If it was an AMOLED then maybe it might use a few more percent since that can turn pixels on and off.

  • TheCuddlyKoala

    Will it blend?

    • LeTricolore

      it’s an old meme but it checks out

  • phatboy66

    Google: Please don’t cancel or return your phone. You’ll see you’ll love it!
    Me: Nop!