Google still hasn't fixed Pixel XL's overcharging problem

by Lawrence Cooper March 20, 2018, 2:00
Google still hasn't fixed Pixel XL's overcharging problem

Now that Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is official, one of it's biggest and most obvious competitors will be the Google Pixel 2 XL. And while users have reported it and it's already been included in the issues tracker, it seems that there hasn't been any patch or even any interaction or communication with users 3 months later. Seemingly caused by the Android 8.1 update, this bug causes the phone to subject itself to potentially unsafe charging states. If you still have your heart set on a Pixel 2, or a Pixel 2 XL specifically, but have balked at the $850 price tag, then Google Financing now has a limited time offer for you. The more frustrating part probably for some of the users is that while Google has already marked it as an issue with P3 status (although a Redditor said it should be P2), there has been no feedback from the tech giant since January.

Do you plan on picking up a new Pixel 2 XL with these promos? Spread your payment over 24 months and Google will give you $200 back. The $200 statement credit will appear on your account within two billing periods. Unlike the deal above, you don't have to finance your new phone in order to take advantage of this. More and more consumers are looking for bigger display sizes and manufacturers are responding in kind, but for those of us who desire a more compact device, the Google Pixel 2 base model is certainly a viable option that packs luxury smartphone performance into a smaller sized phone. The phone already includes a beefy power adapter, so you could use the spare for travel purposes or just have it plugged into another outlet.

Oh, and as a bonus, Google is tossing in an 18W USB-C rapid charger for free ($35 value).


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