If you own a Google Pixel Xl, the original Pixel XL from 2016, and have not yet updated it to Android 9 Pie, which was rolled out last week, you might want to hold on a bit. Apparently, the pie rolled out to that device is breaking its fast charging feature. Yes; some Google Pixel XL users are getting some bad Pie.
The Pixel XL has fast battery charging built in and has the reputation of being able to give you up to seven hours usage from a 15-minute charge. This sounds like a good reason why I would buy the phone.
But for all the amazing features in Android 9 Pie that had me drooling, quite a number of Pixel XL users are complaining that after updating to Pie, they began to experience fast charging issues with their devices.
Google Will Fix The Bad Pie
The reports have been brought to Google’s attention. The company’s response states this:
“We’re aware of an issue where non-Power Delivery (PD) USB-C chargers no longer rapidly charge the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL after the upgrade to Android 9.0 Pie. The 18W rapid charger included in-box is a PD charger and does not exhibit this behavior. We are verifying a fix for non-PD USB-C chargers and will roll it out in the coming weeks.”
Feedback from some users refutes the claim that the included official charger is not affected. Hopefully, the fix for this will be rolled out soon and you can update your Pixel XL without fear of having charging issues.
What good is the Pie in your mouth if it is going to taste sour? The fast charging issues are not happening to all Pixel Xl phones, but what is the hurry if you haven’t updated yet? Just hold on till the fix arrives.