Google Pixel XL may overcharge due to an Android 8.1 bug

Google Pixel XL may overcharge due to an Android 8.1 bug

A Google Store promotion is offering the Pixel 2 XL with a $200 refund and a free 18W USB-C charger, a good deal for customers looking to purchase a flagship smartphone.

As a quick recap, the Pixel 2 XL features a 6-inch, 18:9 display with a 2,880 x 1,440 resolution, a 12.2 MP camera, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB of RAM, either 64 or 128 GB of storage, and a 3,520 mAh battery. The recipient receives the clip with a minimal volume level and when they to increase the sound level to maximum or by using headphones, the low volume still persists.


The Google Store is now offering a discount on the Google Pixel 2 XL - making it an attractive buy for those in the market for a new flagship. After it got the Android 8.1 update, some users on Reddit have reported their Pixel XL was overcharging, taking more power than it normally should. On most chargers, such as the official one that ships from Google or any other USB-C PD compliant charger of the correct wattage, this causes the phone to constantly leave and restart a charging state as overcurrent protection kicks in and stops charging. The company is looking into the matter and assured a fix that has not yet seemed to have reached the Pixel units. This is a deal to be excited about, as Pixels are certainly well-designed phones that many swear by. Whether you can open an account or not is contingent on credit approval. You'll need to have a decent credit score in order to be approved for the financing option, but assuming you are, you'll pay 0% interest as long as you make your monthly payments on time.

The Pixel 2 XL goes for $849, or for $35.38 each month through Google Store Financing.

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