Google Pixel 2 XL's microphone not working? Try CPR!

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What do you think of the Pixel 2's problems?

According to a discussion on one of Google's Product Forums the Pixel 2 microphone does not work in some critical scenarios which include while the user is on a call or when the Google Assistant is functioning. More trouble has been reported when the Pixel 2 XL's screen was found easy to scratch, no thanks to the damaged oleophobic coating. Google is yet to come out with a fix for the issue. "Just started happening this afternoon out of nowhere". Even when I completely shut my device off and was going to turn it back on. "I'll be contacting support for an RMA today", the user's post read.

"[.] every time that Google Assistant is summoned up and any bluetooth headset is connected, then Assistant will NOT detect audio neither from bluetooth headset nor from phone, said one user in the forum". The smaller, HTC developed Pixel 2 handset has experienced problems of its own, but to a much lesser degree. Android Police adds that some Nexus 6P users who upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo recently are reporting similar screen flashing. Unfortunately, no software update can stop the degradation of screen coating.

Now the screen goes out, if a smartphone for a long time not to use it. Google also calibrated color modes display Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, bringing the color a little more natural. This has also been reported when giving voice commands on the affected devices.

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In the US, you can buy a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL from a few different retailers, but a new deal may make buying from Verizon the most enticing way to go. I have had the same exact symptoms as everyone here so it may be for us all.

Certain users claim blowing into the bottom speaker grills sometimes solves the issue. Blowing into the speaker like you would an old NES cartridge.

While Google's name is utterly tarnished by the awful PR brought about by the Pixel 2 handsets, fault does similarly lie with Pixel 2 XL manufacturer, LG.

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