A user said in the Pixel User Community forums that her Pixel 2 XL's screen would flash white when the device was unlocked, when the screen woke up to show notifications, when it locked by itself and when she manually locked it. According to a separate post on Reddit, a user reported wear down of the oleophobic coating on his Pixel 2 XL. Google Now has enabled users to search for song info since 2015, but it seems as though Google Assistant is on its way to replace it.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have had something of a troubled launch thus far.
Did you pre-order a pair of Pixel Buds for $159? But this is one of those times, so brace yourself - it's a deal we're talking about. "I did reboot in Safe Mode and happened but once I rebooted normally it has not happened again", wrote the user. People are reporting an issue with the display flashing when it is switched off or on. In some posts, Pixel 2 XL users claim that the issue was seen when powering on the handset. This seemingly confirms that the screen flashing issue is related to software.
Some users of the Pixel 2 devices have complained that the phone's microphone does not work when making calls. The Pixel Buds are supported by any Android device running Marshmallow or above and also it supports Apple iPhones running on iOS 10 or higher.
The feature already rolled out to Google's flagship Pixel phones last month and is now gradually rolling out to U.S. Android devices with Google Assistant.
For some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users, the microphone malfunction issue can be fixed by blowing up in the speaker which may sound old school but until Google responds, this may be the best bet. After weeks of discussion, recent user comments suggest there is a temporary fix for the issue - blowing into the bottom speaker. "Blowing into the speaker when the microphone is working causes it to fail", Zeird wrote. Apparently, there is a fix that might bring the microphone back to work.