Some Pixel 2 XL owners having difficulty with touchscreen responsiveness near the edges, fix coming

Google’s new phones, especially the Pixel 2 XL, looked to build upon the success of the original Pixel, but instead they have been repeatedly crashing and burning due to unforeseen issues.

Following reports of screen burn-in, phones shipping without an operating system and battery charging issues, the oleophobic coating on the glass is wearing off after just a few weeks of use and now Pixel 2 XL has another screen issue.

The screen flashing issue, some users have been complaining that the Pixel 2 XL’s screen will occasionally flash when locking or unlocking the device, some of the device’s owners are having difficulty with touch responsiveness near the edges of the screen. The good news is that Google has acknowledged the issue and will sort it out in a future OTA update.

Orrin, a Community Manager at Google whose name may be familiar to some of you by now, responded:

In the Pixel User Community forum, poster noticed that while sliding his finger along the screen’s edges worked as expected, his taps along the edges were not always registered. He included a video showing the issue in the Display Tester app’s “Touch screen test”:

Another user shared his video showing the touch responsiveness issue along the edges of his Pixel 2 XL screen, while playing COD Heroes:

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