Some Pixel 3 XL Devices Are Growing a Second Notch

Google’s new Pixel 3 XL device comes with a notch, like many of the new phones coming out this year. Unlike other devices, though, Google’s notch on the Pixel 3 XL is quite large in comparison. And now there’s two of the same notch for some users.

A software bug on some Pixel 3 XL devices is resulting in the device growing a second, virtual notch on the side of the device. The notch disappears after a restart or changing some of the developer settings, but it’s certainly an annoying and funny bug. It would be very interesting to know exactly what is causing some of these devices to grow the second notch. It likely has something to do with Android’s developer settings that lets you create a virtual notch to test your apps for devices with notches. Either way, the bug is funny.

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Google told Android Police that a fix for the issue will be coming soon, so it’s not that much of a big deal.

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  • lilmoe

    29 October, 2018 - 7:52 pm

    <p>Hahaha ??? is this for real? I thought someone was trolling. </p><p><br></p><p>Omg I laughed so hard at "growing another notch" I even startled my 3 year old. </p><p><br></p><p>This sounds bad, funny, and gross (for some reason) all at the same time. </p>

  • johnbaxter

    29 October, 2018 - 7:58 pm

    <p>&lt;snark&gt; Accuracy is our watchword. We never make misteaks. &lt;/snark&gt;</p>

  • Awhispersecho

    Premium Member
    29 October, 2018 - 8:50 pm

    <p>Apple will add the same 2nd notch to their iPhones next year, the usual praise will ensue and then every other phone maker will copy them. </p>

  • ben55124

    Premium Member
    29 October, 2018 - 8:58 pm

    <p>Could be contagious. Use protection and keep other phones away. </p>

  • GT Tecolotecreek

    29 October, 2018 - 8:58 pm

    <p>A Hollywood screenwriter couldn't make this stuff up! Nobody would believe it.</p>

  • lakehouselife

    29 October, 2018 - 9:01 pm

    <p>Notches everywhere! Take that Apple ?</p>

  • HellcatM

    29 October, 2018 - 9:40 pm

    <p>I've played around with the notch in the dev setting, a second notch hasn't come up. I haven't had any of the issues so far other people are claiming to have.</p>

  • RonH

    Premium Member
    29 October, 2018 - 10:31 pm

    <p>Google started Notchvember early.</p>

  • dontbe evil

    30 October, 2018 - 3:41 am

    <p>google quality … ROTFL</p>

    • Winner

      30 October, 2018 - 3:53 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#357875">In reply to dontbe_evil:</a></em></blockquote><p>So where is Windows release 1809?</p>

      • dontbe evil

        31 October, 2018 - 10:22 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#358237">In reply to Winner:</a></em></blockquote><p>it's not officially released yet… it will be when ready … are you on the rush?</p>

  • StevenLayton

    30 October, 2018 - 5:03 am

    <p>I don't know, but I think I actually like it. Maybe if they add a third and forth notch, to balance it all out, they might be onto something. Just think of all of the possibilities of how those irregular screen edges cold be used.</p>

  • beckerrt

    Premium Member
    30 October, 2018 - 6:00 am

    <p>This phone….</p>

  • My Hell baby speaking

    30 October, 2018 - 6:07 am

    <p>If we knew how many bugs are due to obstruction from quarters within companies, we'd probably surprised a lot. Particularly in the case of Google where the managemment empowered and even pushed the personnel to act highly politicized in the context of the workplace and beyond, resentments and aversion towards company guidelines, management or towards groups within the company seen as different, might lead to acts of obstruction. </p><p><br></p><p>Maybe as a white straight male I just fail to see this as an act of political resistance against patriarchy.</p>

  • ivarh

    Premium Member
    30 October, 2018 - 6:22 am

    <p>2 for the price of one.. I don't see what people complain about… :)</p>

  • Illusive_Man

    30 October, 2018 - 7:12 am

    <p>What a trash phone lol</p>

  • ivan19998

    30 October, 2018 - 8:13 am

    <p>Notches… Notches everywhere…</p><p>Is it to distract people from Apple's event?</p>

  • karlinhigh

    Premium Member
    30 October, 2018 - 9:32 am

    <p>I eagerly await the next "XKCD Phone" webcomic.</p>

  • spoonman

    30 October, 2018 - 12:21 pm

    <p>Jeez, one hideous gigantonotch just wasn't enough for this company. Pretty funny bug after all the astonishment at the design choices on Pixel 3XL.</p>

  • sharpsone

    30 October, 2018 - 2:23 pm

    <p>The use of beta software in production is a pretty big deal to the users experiencing this annoyance. I'd be pissed considering the cost of a cell phone in 2018.</p>

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