Google ships initial batch of wireless Pixel Buds

Alfred Osborne
November 13, 2017

As reported by Engadget, Google Pixel 2 XL owners are now complaining about the lack of response when pressing on the display edges.

San Francisco: Google has started shipping the initial batch of Pixel Buds which is the company's maiden attempt at making wireless headphones. Given how important its AI helper is to the Pixel experience this is a pretty big deal and unsurprisingly the issue has been widely reported on the Google support forums.

The Pixel 2 XL comes with Android 8.0 Oreo and the iPhone X comes with iOS 11, both devices comes with an OLED display with the Pixel featuring a P-OLED display. The issue was first mentioned on the Pixel User Community forum and the user who first mentioned it noted that when he slid a finger across the curved edges, the screen responded as it should. However, tapping on the edges is not always detected by the handset.

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Comments posted on the Pixel 2 community website have revealed that some units are having issues getting their phones to register touches near the edges of the screen.

He also thinks that the fault lies with Google's accidental touch protection software. Pixel buds let you talk to Google Assistant and receive notifications in your ears.

Google has admitted the issue exists and has said it will sort it out in a future OTA update. Earlier, Google has addressed the audio recording issue where high-pitch sounds can be heard in the sound files.

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