If you are an Android fan, you must already know that Google launched the newest version of Android, named Android Pie just recently. It looks like the update has been the reason for some bugs in Google’s first Pixel Phones.
The bug prevented Pixel Phones from fast charging which drastically slowed down the speed at which the phone chargers. This basically makes the included fast charger ineffective.
Google has acknowledged the issue and stated that the company has started to do some research and working on a fix.
The company wrote “We’re aware of an issue where non-Power Delivery (PD) USB-C chargers no longer rapidly charge the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL after the upgrade to Android 9 Pie. The 18W rapid charger included in-box is a PD charger and does not exhibit this behaviour. We are verifying a fix for non-PD USB-C chargers and will roll it out in the coming weeks.” to Engadget.
Fast charging seems to be working just fine on Pixel and Pixel XL running Android 8.1 Oreo which makes it clear that the issue is not hardware related. Interestingly, originally the issue was reported in DP4 by Google as “Won’t fix”.
Looks like the Google had to do it due to public pressure.