Tech & Science Google updates Pixel 2 XL with new color display modes

18:42  07 november  2017
18:42  07 november  2017 Source:   Engadget

Google is apparently shipping some Pixel 2 XLs without an operating system

  Google is apparently shipping some Pixel 2 XLs without an operating system <p>Google’s new Pixel 2 XL has been beset by a host of problems since release, ranging from possible issues of screen burn in to a weird clicking noise to failing a quality control test to shipping with empty packaging for a non-existent pair of wired Pixel Buds.</p>But even so, it’s a little surprising to hear that some Google Pixel 2 XL owners are reporting that their new phones have shown up missing an operating system, via AndroidPolice.

Google has been quick to address the flak it caught over the Pixel 2 XL 's display color and burn-in issues. Now, it's taking action in the form of a software update , which packs several modifications for the device's P-OLED screen.

“Through a software update to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL ,” he writes, “we will soon be adding a new “saturated” color mode .” He then adds: The saturated mode puts the display into an unmanaged configuration, similar to how the Pixel 1 operates.

a circuit board on a cellphone © Provided by Engadget Google has been quick to address the flak it caught over the Pixel 2 XL's display color and burn-in issues. Now, it's taking action in the form of a software update, which packs several modifications for the device's P-OLED screen.

Among the changes are three color profiles -- replacing the sole "vivid colors" display available in the past -- including "boosted," "natural," and "saturated." As Android Central points out, even with "saturated" selected, users shouldn't expect the Pixel 2 XL to suddenly transform into a display dynamo in the vein of the Samsung Galaxy S8. Instead, Google's aim is to add a striking range, while retaining the phone's untouched palette. Meanwhile, the "boosted" option simply acts as a "vivid colors" replacement.

The other tweaks aim to hinder screen burn-in by reducing the burden on the display. They include a small reduction to the maximum brightness, and a navigation bar that fades out after a period of inactivity. While this update mainly centers on the larger sibling in Google's flagship family, it also packs a fix for the "clicking noise" disturbing the Pixel 2. In addition, a December security patch is in the pipeline with more enhancements.

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