As a user found out, the device accepts swipes along the edges of the display, but it somehow does not register taps, which can be annoying for some applications when used horizontally.
The Google Pixel 2 is the highest scoring smartphone on DXoMark, the handset managed to score 98 and it great for both videos and photos. Several users have complained on Google's official forum and some have even documented it in a video. "No transcription of my voice appears, and Assistant doesn't do anything, and eventually goes back to sleep", a Pixel 2 user wrote on the forum. It seems the unresponsive screen edges are the result of a software issue, not a hardware failure, and Google is already aware.
Indeed this seems fishy and as the source reports it is to do with accidental touch protection logic.
For what it's worth, I've never noticed any responsiveness issues on the edges of my Pixel 2 XL screen in my day-to-day use.
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Google's Community Manager Orrin Hancock responded to the unresponsive edge issue and stated that the product team had been investigating the problem and a future OTA update would address the flaw.
Google has been battling a number of issues relating to the LG-produced OLED display used on its new Pixel 2 XL Android Oreo flagship.
We reached out to Google, and a spokesperson acknowledged the issue and confirmed its fix.
Earlier, this week, Google had issued updates to some of the bugs.