About a week ago, a post in the Pixel User Community forum kicked off a discussion about the apparent lack of responsiveness along the curved edges of the Pixel 2 XL screen. Several users have complained on Google's official forum and some have even documented it in a video. While the handset activates the Assistant once the "OK Google" hotword is passed through the connected headphones, the virtual assistant doesn't listen to any commands.
In addition to the smaller Pixel 2, the giant Pixel 2 XL also appears to have the same issue.
The problem occurs when one tries to talk to Google Assistant on their phones while wearing Bluetooth headphones with a microphone. Earlier, Google has addressed the audio recording issue where high-pitch sounds can be heard in the sound files.
Pixel buds are created to perform language translation through Google Translate in real-time. In the meantime, the latest bug would help Google engineers find the barriers restricting the Assistant over Bluetooth connectivity.
Pixel Buds - set to take on Apple AirPods - were unveiled alongside the flagship Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 smartphones and Google Home smart speakers in October for $159. The good news is that Google has acknowledged the issue and will sort it out in a future OTA update. The touchscreen over the display somehow fails to register taps, but will register swipes.