Google launched the ultimate version of Android 10 for all four Pixel generations just a few days in the past, but it surely appears like the software upgrade is hardly the smooth experience Pixel customers had hoped for. Earlier this week we discovered that several Pixel models froze on the boot screen during the update, with the entire thing lasting wherever from a couple of minutes to many hours. You either needed to wait for the cell phone to move past the boot display or downgrade to Android 9 and try the update later.
It seems that’s the least of your worries, as Pixel owners at the moment are reporting an even more annoying drawback for gadgets already running Android 10. The present build kills sensor performance on various Pixel phones, and there’s no strategy to fix it.
Android 10 is at present suitable with all eight Pixel phones that Google has launched so far, together with Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL. Some handset owners have posted the problems they’ve encountered with their gadgets on Google’s Issue Tracker and Google’s support forum, describing what occurred with their units after updating to Android 10.
Auto-rotation, auto-brightness, active edge, double-tap to wake don’t work in 10, a Google forum post reads. The person noted that sensors work when the Pixel 3 XL is running Pie, however, die on Android 10 irrespective of how he performs the upgrade.
- Factory reset in Android 10.
- Update from Pie (sensors working) to 10 (not working anymore).
- sideloaded 10 and factory reset.
- Revert to Pie (all of the abovementioned work again)
These are the two methods you may update a Pixel phone to Android 10 right now. However, each of them appears to interrupt sensor functionality. One other Pixel owner revealed in great detail what happened together with his Pixel during the update