Android 8.1 Oreo has Slowed Down the Pixel 2 XL’s Fingerprint Sensor: Report

According to a report from Android Police, Android 8.1 Oreo has slowed down the Pixel 2 XL’s ultra-fast fingerprint sensor and as a result, unlock speeds on the smartphone are not as fast as they used to be prior to the update for some users.

Multiple users have reported on Google’s official Product Forums about the fingerprint sensor’s decreased speed on their Pixel 2 XL, which now takes ‘about a second longer‘ to unlock the device after upgrading to Android 8.1 Oreo. However, a Google community manager has assured the affected users that “the team is aware of this and are looking into it.”