Google heard Pixel 3 XL owners like notches, so a fresh glitch adds a second one:
There have been a number of things wrong with (way too) many Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL units, ranging from third-party fast wireless charging limitations to various sound issues and an especially inconvenient memory management bug, but nothing could have ever prepared Google’s hardcore fans for the latest software malfunction.
This doesn’t seem to be quite as widespread as all the others and, while it looks pretty bad (not to mention hilarious), it’s really not that serious, reportedly going away on its own after a device reboot or a few minor changes made in the Pixel 3 XL’s developer settings menu.
The glitch may sound like a (particularly cruel) prank or an incredibly far-fetched hoax, but the search giant behind the making of the divisive Pixel 3 XL has already confirmed it’s a thing with a fix on the way.
Until a new software update arrives, those affected by one of the weirdest bugs in smartphone history should try restarting their devices or simply rotating them to landscape and back. At the same time, it might not be a bad idea to think how two or three notches would look on the Pixel 4. After all, this is the future, right?