Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the first attempt by the company to take control of both hardware and software aspects of its phones and so far, the decision has been great.
The Pixel phones have recorded more sales than any other Nexus phone released before. The company’s push for the devices as Made by Google seems to have worked as many have trust in the company than they do when it comes to third parties such as Huawei, LG, Samsung, and Huawei, among others.
Now that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones have been out there for quite some time now, we might just be seeing the first incidence of the phones’ hardware failures. Apparently, some people using the phone on carriers that depend on Band 4 LTE are not happy folks at all. Known as one of the fastest bands to be supported in North and South America, it means that those using the Pixel and Pixel XL are experiencing disconnections, drops and poor coverage with this network.
The good side of the story is that this Google Pixel and Pixel XL connectivity issue is not for every user of the phone. Instead, it only affects those whose carriers depend on Band 4 LTE. Affected users have noted that at times the signal is there but after a while, it drops, only to come back after a few minutes as well. In other cases, it required one to reboot the phone in order to re-establish connections.
Canadian users of Google Pixel and Pixel XL have been top of the list of people affected and currently those using Bell and Telus carriers are the dominant figures. USA’s AT&T uses the same Band 4 LTE, but there is no report that has surfaced from users of the phone on this carrier.
Google Pixel and Pixel XL have only been around for a month now following their debut on October 5, 2016. But Google has confirmed that this is indeed an issue being faced by some of its users and it should be attended to very soon.