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Well, it's that time again folks: another Pixel 2 problem as appeared. While some of these issues have since been helped via software updates, it seems that Google isn't out of the woods yet, as Pixel 2 XL users have now started to complain that the anti-fingerprint coating is prone to peeling. But next year, Google said that it will offer a new Activity Recognition Transition API - the same one that powers the Do Not Disturb feature on the Pixel 2 phones.

Google has offered the Activity Recognition API to third-party developers for several years already, enabling them to build applications that need to know what activity a user is now engaged in, be it running, walking, cycling or, indeed, driving. Earlier on several Pixel 2 XL devices were reported to be suffering from screen burn-in issues and now it looks like another issue has cropped up regarding the microphone of the Pixel 2 XL device.

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According to the reports, this issue isn't resolved by the Android 8.1 update, and it occurs with a number of different headphone brands (and on both the Pixel 2 and 2 XL). Even though Google said it is working on a permanent fix for the problem, a simple technique of blowing into the bottom speaker is resolving the issue. As mentioned above, the latest issue concerns the Google Pixel 2 XL flashing screen that flooded Google's support forums. To get this deal, you'll need to buy one of the new Pixels with monthly payments and trade in a qualifying device. "Blowing into the speaker when the microphone is working causes it to fail", Zeird wrote. Doing this made my microphone work again and it continues to work when it goes out. People are reporting an issue with the display flashing when it is switched off or on.

Well, these are based on mere speculations and we have to say that it is not LG's fault that the Pixel 2 came out with a major issue. Google is yet to acknowledge the issue but we can expect some sort of software patch to fix the issue.