Google looking at slower fingerprints on Pixel 2 XL after Android 8.1

19 December, 2017, 11:42 | Author: Sergio Cook
  • Google looking at slower fingerprints on Pixel 2 XL after Android 8.1

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are not the ideal smartphones on the market. The good news is that Google is working in a fix.

Finally, SmartSelect recognises text when you long press, highlights the relevant words, and then recommends the next logical step through a suggested app - for example, it will take you to Google Maps if you copy an address.

Since 2013, Android users can access Google Now by saying the hotword "OK Google". In the meantime, however, there is one workaround that should fix the reaction speed of the Pixel 2 XL fingerprint scanner. The update has been mostly smooth and without issues, but not for all.

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First spotted by Android Police, quite a few users on Google's support forums as well as Reddit are reporting that unlocking their phone using the fingerprint sensor has gotten slightly slower after updating to Android 8.1.

The above screenshot shared by a hurt user shows the error, and SalimTC, a Top Contributor at Pixel forums, has confirmed that this is being reported by some other users, too, all of whom hail from Bahrain. The update which was rolled out to the year-old Pixel devices as well, but the issue has been reported to be local to only the Pixel 2 XL. This feature does tend to take up battery life so those who don't want to spend their battery life on this feature should sit tight as it shouldn't be long before a fix arrives. In fact, there are plenty of devices on the market that are equipped with much better hardware specs than the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and some of them are way cheaper, for instance, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. We don't know the timeline for OTA release yet, but we will be keeping an eye on this issue and inform our readers when Google releases an update for fixing it.

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