Technology Google updates Pixel 2 XL with new color display modes

19:07  07 november  2017
19:07  07 november  2017 Source:   engadget.com

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Google has been quick to address the flak it caught over the Pixel 2 XL 's display color and burn-in issues. Now, it's taking action in the form of a

a circuit board on a cellphone © Provided by Engadget Google has been quick to address the flak it caught over the Pixel 2 XL's display color and burn-in issues. Now, it's taking action in the form of a software update, which packs several modifications for the device's P-OLED screen.

Among the changes are three color profiles -- replacing the sole "vivid colors" display available in the past -- including "boosted," "natural," and "saturated." As Android Central points out, even with "saturated" selected, users shouldn't expect the Pixel 2 XL to suddenly transform into a display dynamo in the vein of the Samsung Galaxy S8. Instead, Google's aim is to add a striking range, while retaining the phone's untouched palette. Meanwhile, the "boosted" option simply acts as a "vivid colors" replacement.

The other tweaks aim to hinder screen burn-in by reducing the burden on the display. They include a small reduction to the maximum brightness, and a navigation bar that fades out after a period of inactivity. While this update mainly centers on the larger sibling in Google's flagship family, it also packs a fix for the "clicking noise" disturbing the Pixel 2. In addition, a December security patch is in the pipeline with more enhancements.

Google Pixel 3: what's coming next? .
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are only just making their way out to buyers, so it seems like the perfect time to consider what Google might be planning for 2018 - a Pixel 3 and a Pixel 3 XL? Despite some screen issues, the verdict seems to be that the 2017 Pixels were a solid step forward from the 2016 Pixels, which themselves were pretty decent smartphones. Google knows it needs to keep innovating with the likes of Apple and Samsung around, though.

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