Google will release updates to avoid OLED burn-in on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

    Google has concluded the investigation related to reports of OLED burn-in on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and has promised to release updates to fix the problem.

    By Vijeta

    Just a few days back Google came under fire when review units of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were reported to have OLED burn-in just after a week's use. Google responded to the situation and stated that an investigation is on-going to recognize the problem. In less than a week's time, Google has got hold of the problem and the quick response to the problem came in the form of a two-year warranty for both the smartphones. More importantly, Google has also stated that it will release updates to increase color gamut of the display to avoid burn-in.

    Google will release updates to avoid OLED burn-in on Pixel 2


    VP of product management Mario Queiroz wrote in a post, "Our investigation so far has given us confidence that our displays are as great as we hoped they would be, though we're also taking steps to address the concerns we've heard."

    He further added, "We're currently testing a software update that further enhances protections against this issue by adding a new fade-out of the navigation bar buttons at the bottom of the Pixel screen after a short period of inactivity. In addition, we're working with more apps to use a light navigation bar to match their app's color scheme. The update will also reduce the maximum brightness of the Pixel 2 XL by a virtually imperceptible 50 cd/m2 (nits), thereby significantly reducing the load on the screen with an almost undetectable change in the observed brightness."

    Moreover, Google has no doubts about the quality of its display and has stated that the tests on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have not revealed burn-in reports.


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