Responsiveness issues found on Google's Pixel 2 XL

Some Pixel 2 XL touchscreens are unresponsive near the edges, but a fix is coming

The Google Pixel 2 XL is a fantastic smartphone, but the issues with it just keep rolling in, specifically relating to the display.

The lack of response from tapping the screen edges is just one of the many issues that appeared upon the release of Google Pixel 2 XL. It may be performing its duties a bit too well, preventing owners from accessing the sides of their Pixel 2 XL in their day-to-day life while playing games or interacting with apps. A number of reports of differential aging on the Pixel 2 XL's OLED screen will also be taken care of, in the next software update as promised by Google.

The users reported that the edges of the device's touchscreen were unresponsive.

"The touchscreen works while sliding my finger along the edge works, but when touching it directly, it doesn't detect that touch along the edge", wrote Deathsoldier11 on the Pixel User Community forum.

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He also thinks that the fault lies with Google's accidental touch protection software. Several users have complained on Google's official forum and some have even documented it in a video.

The Google Pixel 2 XL is among the top-end smartphones launched this year, although being a premium device does not guarantee that problems would never occur.

While it doesn't sound like a particularly serious issue, it could prove annoying.

For now, it appears that the unresponsive screen edges of Google Pixel 2 XL have nothing to do with hardware defects. A Google Community Manager says the team has already started investigating the issue and the fix should come in the form of an over-the-air (OTA) update. Cautious customers might want to go for the smaller HTC-made Pixel 2 instead.

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