Google to roll-out software update to fix Pixel 2 issues; Unveils a slew of offers ahead of India sale

By : |October 27, 2017 0

Google recently launched the second generation of Pixel smartphones amidst rave reviews and reception. But some early owners have raised concerns about smartphone’s OLED screen including color reproduction, and screen burn-in.  Some others have also reported clicking sounds from their Pixel 2’s speaker. Addressing all these concerns, the search engine company has finally issued a statement.

Google says that it stands by its screen but will nevertheless issue some software updates to expand its color gamut and protect it against screen burn-in. It will also offer a two-year warranty on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones.

“Our investigation so far has given us confidence that our displays are as great as we hoped they would be, though we’re also taking steps to address the concerns we’ve heard,” VP of product management Mario Queiroz noted in a post in the Google Pixel support forums.

Google also says their investigations into the burn-in issue revealed that “the differential aging is in line with that of other premium smartphones and should not affect the normal, day-to-day user experience of the Pixel 2 XL.” The firm, however, said updates that will be pushed out in near future will further optimize the software that’s used to to safeguard the user experience and maximize the life of the OLED display.

Meanwhile, ahead of Pixel 2 sales commencing in November (Pixel 2 sale begins Nov 1, and Pixel 2 XL on Nov 15) Google is now making it easier to own the new devices with a slew of bundled partner offers for pre-orders, starting today.

Pre-orders done before or on October 31, 2017 will include a free pair of Sennheiser Bluetooth earphones worth Rs 11,990. Also there is no-cost EMI starting at Rs 3,389 per month available on all pre-orders and Rs 8,000 cashback on HDFC bank credit cards (on EMI transactions only).

While, Airtel subscribers will get 120GB of additional data for 6 months, for Reliance Jio subscribers, there are overall benefits worth Rs 14,999. This includes 1 year of unlimited voice, data (750GB), SMS and Jio applications worth Rs 9,999 at no cost; and Rs 5,000 additional exchange bonus, over and above the value of your old phone when exchanged for a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL at Reliance Digital stores.

These offers are applicable across Flipkart and all participating offline retail partners including Reliance Digital, Croma and many more across India.

Pixel 2 brings the best of hardware and software with the highest-rated smartphone camera that not only lets you take great pictures but helps you understand the world around you, a battery that lasts all day, and an Assistant that helps you get more done.

Pixel 2 also includes Google Lens—a new set of visual features that help you learn more about the world around you and get things done. At the start you’ll be able to look up landmarks, books, music albums, movies, and artwork, right from Google Photos on your Pixel. You can also take an action like asking Google Lens to copy URLs and contact information from a picture of a poster or business card.

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