Pixel 2 February Update Causing Overheating And Battery Issues


As of mid-November previous year, there had been complaints from Pixel 2 users regarding random camera crashes, with an error which stated "The camera device encountered a fatal error", upon accessing the application, thereby rendering it incapable of further operations.

As per some reports from Beebom several users took it to Reddit to report that Google is sending out promotional emails to certain "loyal Nexus owners" which is offering a 20% discount on the purchase of a Pixel 2 device.

Further the users who have received the email can redeem the offer from Google's online store on or before February 28.

If you own a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, do let us know in comments whether your devices are exhibiting odd behavior after the update. And as for battery life is concerned, it has been reduced around 20% than before. On the battery front, the Google Pixel 2 XL sports a 3520mAh battery. I've checked it's not a recently downloaded app, I've uninstalled all the apps I downloaded before it started getting hot just to check. Anyone got any advice? "Battery life seems unaffected".

In other cases, both symptoms are present. A few reports say the battery drained by more than half after one hour with the display turned on, though the impact hasn't been as extreme for other users. So, the symptoms are all over the place. Google released February security patch for both these devices at the beginning of this month.

This is all relatively new, so there is no statement from Google at the moment. However, we expect Google to address it as early as possible.