These reports are coming from users on Reddit and Google's Pixel User Community. Some "loyal Nexus owners" are receiving emails offering 20% off the purchase of either of Google's latest Pixel smartphones.
But for the next few hours only, you can take a whopping $400 off the Google Pixel 2 XL price with a "qualified" Verizon activation, which is a new record-high discount outside BOGO or trade-in affairs.
Google is now silently replacing Pixel 2 units with sensitive proximity sensors to avoid any bad publicity, including Pixel/Pixel 2 units which are ridden with microphone issues. Stay tuned to get more information about this issues as we will update this post once the issues have been fixed. The phones are still useable, but affected users report that the phone seems to be running much warmer than previously including when the phone is in standby. I've checked it's not a recently downloaded app, I've uninstalled all the apps I downloaded before it started getting hot just to check.It gets fairly warm nearly instantly after starting to use it, within about a minute or so of anything really. It gets fairly warm nearly instantly after starting to use it, within about a minute or so of anything really.
In other cases, both symptoms are present. Though, the issues vary from users to users, the common thing across them is the unusual heating and poor battery performance than before. So, the symptoms are all over the place. Google released February security patch for both these devices at the beginning of this month.
This is all relatively new, so there is no statement from Google at the moment. However, we expect Google to address it as early as possible.