Latest update reduces Google Pixel 2 XL maximum brightness, adds saturated color mode and more

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones have had one of the worst debuts, but the search giant addressed these worries back in October by promising fixes through software updates.

Well, the search giant has started taking action, with the latest November Android security patch coming in with quite a good number of fixes and improvements. For instance, you not only get the promised saturated color mode, but also several tweaks on both the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones.

If you are already using the newest Android 8.1 Oreo developer preview, you should be familiar with the fading navigation buttons that were introduced to help tackle the burn-in issue on the Google Pixel 2 XL. Well, this feature is also included in the latest November Android security patch for the XL. In addition to this, the update also reduces the maximum brightness of the Google Pixel 2 XL display by 50 units.

For details of what this change adds to the Pixel 2 XL, read more on what Google’s VP of engineering, Seang Chau, had to say.

Over the weeks that the Google Pixel 2 XL has been around, people have made a great deal out of the overly muted colors of the panel. To solve the problem, Google promised an update that would bring a mode for enabling more saturated colors. Well, the update is here thanks to this month’s security patch. The feature does exactly what you expect it to do: make colors more vibrant.

Google has also added this Saturated mode to the smaller Pixel 2 despite no complaints coming in with respect to the HTC-made handset. But according to Android Police, it’s possible that those using Verizon models could be left out, although things are not clear just yet. We’ll monitor the situation and let you know more about it.

Meanwhile, have you received all of these features after updating your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to the latest November Android security patch? Let us know in your comments below.

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