It hasn’t been long since Google started rolling out Android 8.1 for the Pixel and Nexus devices. It seems that there are still a couple of bugs that should have been addressed before the firmware was sent out the door. Some Pixel 2 XL owners have taken to Google’s official support forum to complain about a slowdown in the performance of the handset’s fingerprint sensor after updating it to Android 8.1.


It was also reported earlier this week that some Pixel owners were reporting multi-touch issues after updating their handsets to Android 8.1. No new update has since been rolled out to address those issues and now we’re hearing about speed issues with the Pixel 2 XL’s fingerprint sensor.

Many Pixel 2 XL owners have complained on the official forum about the slowdown in the fingerprint sensor’s performance after updating to Android 8.1 compared to Android 8.0. It’s unclear what’s causing this but it could be a bug in the software.

A temporary fix that some users have discovered involves turning on the handset’s always on display. This feature does tend to take up battery life so those who don’t want to spend their battery life on this feature should sit tight as it shouldn’t be long before a fix arrives.

A Google representative on the support forum has confirmed that the team knows about the issue and that it will be reaching out to affected users to obtain bug reports so they can isolate the issue and fix it.

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