Android Oreo Update Brings Display Colour Options for Pixel 2 XL

The latest Android security patch fixes the blue-tint screen issue on the Pixel 2 XL.

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The 6-inch P-OLED display on the Pixel 2 XL needs some work. 

The nagging blue tint on the screen of the Pixel 2 XL has finally been fixed, with the latest Android Oreo patch this week. The Pixel 2 XL, the latest flagship device from Google (and its costlier one, as compared to the Pixel 2), now lets you choose between multiple colour contrast options.

The changes come via Android Oreo’s November security patch, with a size of around 61MB. Google has promised that further changes will be added to the Pixel 2 XL via similar updates in the coming months.

In addition to the screen contrast, the update also claims to fix the faint clicking noise, which has been heard in some Pixel 2 devices, as well as other bug and security updates. The update has been rolled out on 7 November, and will be rolling out to everybody in the coming weeks.

Also Read: Google Pixel 2 Is Available, but Wait for the Pixel 2 XL Instead

In a post on its Developer Forum, Google said: “This update includes some of the enhancements we posted about on 26 October, such as the new Saturated color mode for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, a fix for the faint clicking noise heard in some Pixel 2s, and other bug and security updates.”

These features have been carefully designed so as not to detract from the user experience. Since all OLED displays experience some degree of decay over time, we’ll continue to make enhancements which maximize the life of your Pixel screen. 

The improved features are available for both the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, but without a doubt, the former needs it more.

The Pixel 2 XL goes up against Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the recently launched iPhone X. While the update addresses the blue-tint issue with the Pixel 2 XL screen, we’ll have to wait and see how Google plans to improve it further so as to take on other flagships in the market.

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