Android 8.1 may have made the Pixel 2 XL’s fingerprint unlock slower
Have you noticed that it takes just a bit longer to unlock your Pixel 2 XL when you use the fingerprint reader? If so, you aren’t alone. In the last few weeks since the update, there have been multiple reports that the Pixel 2 XL takes about a second longer to unlock the device when using the fingerprint reader. The good news is that Google is looking into it.
Fingerprint unlock in slow motion on Android 8.1 (left) and 8.0 (right)
Thankfully it isn’t a very severe problem, as the only disadvantage is the extra bit of time it takes to use your phone, but compared to the nearly-instantaneous unlocking the Pixel 2 XL previously had, it is a bit unfortunate.
Android 8.1 may have made the Pixel 2 XL’s fingerprint unlock slower was written by the awesome team at Android Police.