Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Pixel 3 XL bug adds second notch to screen

Night Sight on the Pixel 3 makes an incredible difference Software bug causes Pixel 3 XL to gain a second notch
Sherri Watson | 30 October, 2018, 23:02

Google's new Pixel 3 XL device comes with a notch, like numerous new phones coming out this year.

Device owners have posted shots of the odd glitch over the weekend, with others chiming in to report seeing rounded corners on the edge of the screen, too. Clicking on the option will bring a black bar on top of the screen in place of the notch.

At the beginning of August, Google outlined some guidelines mostly concerning notches.

Some Pixel 3 XL users are reporting a odd (and honestly pretty funny) glitch: the appearance of an extra notch located on the right-hand side of the phone's screen.

Until a new software update arrives, those affected by one of the weirdest bugs in smartphone history should try restarting their devices or simply rotating them to landscape and back.

The second notch bug is the latest complaint from Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL owners.

In a statement to Android Police, Google said it's aware of the issue and working on a fix. Reportedly, the camera app of the Pixel phone wasn't saving the photos in the gallery.

Despite months of leaks, Google was able to keep a few surprises for Tuesday's announcement.

The glitch may sound like a (particularly cruel) prank or an incredibly far-fetched hoax, but the search giant behind the making of the divisive Pixel 3 XL has already confirmed it's a thing with a fix on the way.