Google Pixel 2 XL Owners Facing Flashing Screen Issue
Nov 11 2017
A user also compared this to blowing into an old NES cartridge to get it to work again. I have had the same exact symptoms as everyone here so it may be for us all.
While Google's name is utterly tarnished by the awful PR brought about by the Pixel 2 handsets, fault does similarly lie with Pixel 2 XL manufacturer, LG. Some users have reported that pressing the power button turns the display on/off or flash a light.
The official word from Google is that it is now working to fix this issue. I was able to replicate the issue by blowing into the bottom speaker. Yes. However, it seems quite weird that a problem in a premium flagship such as the Pixel 2 needs to be resolved by actions such as blowing in the microphone. On one hand, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are being lauded for their exceptional cameras and performance, while on the other hand issues like screen burn-ins, flashing effect and blue tints are haunting the web search titan. Blowing into the speaker when the microphone is working causes it to fail. Then I tested what you said and blew into the speaker on the front, then it immediately STOPPED working.
Pixel 2 prices start at $17.60 and $20.31 with 35 and 25 percent discounts respectively, while the Pixel 2 XL still fetches at least $23.01 and $26.91.
As it moves forward, Google is attempting to fix its issues with software updates, even for hardware based problems.
In addition to everything else that's already going on with the phone, it's now being reported that both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are having trouble getting the Google Assistant to work when its prompted through a pair of Bluetooth headphones that can summon it. Doing this made my microphone work again and it continues to work when it goes out. So far, Google has not acknowledged the issue. Unfortunately, no software update can stop the degradation of screen coating.