In what seemed partially meant to be consolation for removing the headphone jack from the Google Pixel 2, the Mountain View company announced the Google Pixel Buds, a pair of semi-wireless headphones (they're still wired to each other, but now your phone).
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL's woes just won't stop pouring in, even after Google rolled out an update to solve a number of them. This also includes the new Pixel Buds, a bluetooth earphone with Google Assistant built-in. Turning off the ambient sensor is the temporary fix for the flashing screen issue on Pixel 2 XL. The user also posted a video saying that it doesn't happen every time, but first noticed the issue immediately after purchasing the device. According to a post on Google Product Forums, some users are reporting that the Pixel 2 XL's screen flashes when they unlock their device. However, it seems quite freaky that a problem in a premium flagship such as the Pixel 2 needs to be resolved by actions such as blowing in the microphone.More news: Carter Page Downplayed His Russia Trip During His House Testimony
For some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users, the microphone malfunction issue can be fixed by blowing up in the speaker which may sound old school but until Google responds, this may be the best bet. Blowing into the speaker like you would an old NES cartridge. "Blowing into the speaker when the microphone is working causes it to fail", Zeird wrote. Now some users have taken to the Pixel User Community forum to highlight an odd matter where the display flashes white or green when locking or unlocking the phone. So far, Google has not acknowledged the issue. Google is yet to acknowledge the issue but we can expect some sort of software patch to fix the issue. The software update specifically addressed various screen issues such as a more saturated colour option and a protection against screen burn-in. Doing this made my microphone work again and it continues to work when it goes out.