IT&Software

Google Pixel 2 XL's microphone not working? Try CPR!

Google Pixel 2 XL's microphone not working? Try CPR!

Interestingly, a few Nexus 6P users are also reporting the problem after upgrading to Oreo. I have had the same exact symptoms as everyone here so it may be for us all. As the case is, Google uses OLED display manufactured by LG on its Pixel 2 XL smartphone. Users reported noticing random flashes on the screen while trying to lock or unlock their devices but claimed it doesn't occur all the time.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are complaining about a bug that prevents Google Assistant from working with Bluetooth headphones, Android Police first spotted. I was able to replicate the issue by blowing into the bottom speaker. Yes. This issue doesn't happen all the time in a particular unit but if your phone is one of the "unlucky ones", then you don't know when the screen will next flash on the Pixel 2 XL. Blowing into the speaker when the microphone is working causes it to fail.

In the USA, you can buy a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL from a few different retailers, but a new deal may make buying from Verizon the most enticing way to go. Apparently, there is a fix that might bring the microphone back to work.

Pixel 2 prices start at $17.60 and $20.31 with 35 and 25 percent discounts respectively, while the Pixel 2 XL still fetches at least $23.01 and $26.91.

According to the complaints, the microphone on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL doesn't work when the user is on a call or when the Google Assistant is running. In our opinion, this could very well be a hardware problem rather than software.

And for the latest issue, some of you may have probably experienced it: screen flashing when locking or unlocking the phone. The software update specifically addressed various screen issues such as a more saturated colour option and a protection against screen burn-in.