Reports of strange sounds, including both clicking sounds and high-pitched noises, coming from the Pixel 2 began surfacing late last week and began mounting over the weekend. Google eventually said it was investigating the issue.
While the previous Google posting did look to answer two of the questions surrounding Pixel 2 XL issues, it did not answer all of the questions being asked of the Pixel 2 line in general. Like for example, the high-pitched and clicking noises that some Pixel 2 owners are reportedly encountering.
The reason the original posting did not answer those questions is because a Google Community Manager has since released a separate Pixel User Community post on that particular issue. Here what they said:
“We are validating a software update to address faint clicking sounds on some Pixel 2 devices. The update will be made available in the coming weeks,” a community manager wrote on the Pixel User Community forum this afternoon. “The clicking noise being reported does not affect the performance of your device, but if you find it bothersome you can temporarily turn off NFC in Settings > Connected devices > NFC.”
Unfortunately, the posting is quite short and does not actually detail what is causing the clicking sound to begin with. Or for that matter, provide any information on how the update will remedy the situation once it does start to roll out. So at present the only meaningful details on this, is that an update is in the works, is in the process of being readied for deployment, and will be sent out sometime in the near future.
Which is similar to one of the answers provided for the sibling Pixel 2 XL display issues, as Google also plans to roll out updates to further help preserve the display and improve color vibrancy.
With the Pixel 2 XL’s apparent burn-in issue and complaints over the display’s color saturation, it’s shaping up to be a pretty bad month for Google’s consumer hardware team coming off the high of its successful phone launch earlier this month.
Google is planning a series of separate software updates to address the Pixel 2 XL’s screen issues.
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