Facing Issues With Multi Touch Feature After Updating To Android 8.1? You’re Not Alone
Google had its fair share of software issues with the Pixel 2 lineup. But now it seems like the company got to deal with some bugs in the Android 8.1 Oreo. According to posts from various users on the Pixel User Community, Android 8.1 Oreo is causing issues in the multi-touch feature. Several users reported that the update broke multi-touch on their devices.
Users have reported that after updating their phone to Android 8.1, touching screen with multiple fingers causes the image on some units shake and jump. This issue becomes even more annoying when playing games or trying to zoom the image by using the pinch to zoom gesture.
Turns out that the issue is not entirely new to Google. Apparently, during the testing of Developer Preview version of Android 8.1, the issue persisted, and somehow it got forwarded to the official build of Android 8.1 Oreo. For the users who cannot bear this issue on their phone, there is always an option to downgrade to Android 8.0 that will solve the problem until an update comes out from Google. But, if you are not up for downgrading then you can feel a bit relaxed that Google has dutifully acknowledged the issue and is already working on it.
On the Pixel User Community, the community manager, Orrin posted that Google is currently reviewing the issue. In the post, he wrote:
Thanks for the reports and for sending feedback. I’m digging into this, and will keep you posted with any other information I can get. I might be reaching out privately to a few of you for bug reports as well.
You can check out the video embedded below to know the magnitude of the issue and how irritating it could get while performing simple functions on the smartphone.
If you are also facing the issue after updating your device to Android 8.1, then you must send a feedback to Google. It will help the company to analyze how many devices are impacted. To send the feedback, just head to the Settings > System > About Phone > Send feedback.