“Google said Monday it is ‘actively investigating’ reports of its Pixel 2 XL smartphone experiencing problems with its touchscreen,” Brett Molina reports for USA Today. “Multiple tech reviewers from sites including The Verge and Android Central have reported seeing what they believe is screen burn-in, a phenomenon where portions of the screen are permanently discolored.”

USA Today noticed display disparities from one Pixel 2 XL review unit to another, but not was able to replicate the burn-in problem,” Molina reports. “In a statement, Google said it is ‘actively investigating’ the claims… In most cases, burn-in happens on a display after owners have used their devices for several years. If burn-in is the confirmed issue with Google’s Pixel 2 XL smartphone, released just this month, it would represent a much larger problem.”

Molina reports, “And it comes at a bad time for Google, as Apple prepares to roll out its iPhone X smartphone early next month.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Google’s Pixel phones are not competition for Apple’s iPhones. Pixel phones are dog-slow, shoddy pieces of junk next to Apple’s iPhones.

If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone. It’s a burnt-in, slow, high-pitched whining and clicking disaster. It’s a failed IQ test.

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