Google has responded to the ‘gap’ issue on some Pixel 5 units. Few early users reported that their Pixel 5 units have a small gap between the display and the frame. The users took to the Internet to complain that this gap is prone to collecting dust and may affect the phone’s rated capabilities to water and dust resistance. Google has responded to these user complaints by claiming that this gap is a ‘normal part of the design’ and that it has no effect on the water and dust resistance or functionality of the phone.The tech giant responded to complaints on its support page, saying that this isn’t a defect, but ‘a normal part of the design of the Pixel 5.’ The company said that the gap between the display and the body will not affect the phone’s water and dust resistance or functionality. In any event, Google said that it will work with affected individuals to address any concerns they may have.- Advertisement – Earlier last month, Pixel 5 users took to Google’s Pixel Phone Community forums to share photos of a small yet visible gap appearing between the display and frame. Troubled users claimed that the gap could let in dust particles and could hamper the IP68-rated water and dust resistance of the phone. Affected users also opted for a replacement, though that does not resolve the issue as the same is visible on their new replaced unit as well. Now, Google said that this isn’t a defect. There is no clarity, however, on how Google plans to relieve buyers of their ‘gap’ concerns.After Google’s unhelpful response, users have swarmed in to ask for better clarity. Some users are asking Google to offer a refund guarantee if any issue should arise in the future. Few users are even looking to opt for a immediate refund after the response.Is Android One holding back Nokia smartphones in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Aston Villa and Sunderland played out a largely forgettable 0-0 draw in front of the watching Duke of Cambridge at Villa Park. Both sides enjoyed half-chances inside the opening five minutes, Agbonlahor heading wide at the back post while Andrea Dossena – one of those recalled for the Black Cats alongside Borini and ex-Villa midfielder Craig Gardner – fired into the side-netting at the other end. However, the opening quarter of a cagey clash was dominated by a lack of quality in the final third with neither goalkeeper forced into a real save of note. The hosts lived dangerously during a couple of Sunderland corners but the away side lacked the cutting edge to take advantage. The first clear chance went the way of Villa in the 29th minute but an unmarked Benteke could only fire high and wide from 12 yards. Sebastian Larsson curled a free-kick narrowly off target for the visitors while Delph let go of an effort from long-range. Gardner had the ball in the net just prior to half-time but was rightly flagged for offside, before Giaccherini – in plenty of space – somehow put over the crossbar from four yards having been found by Phil Bardsley’s header. Villa started the second half the brighter of the two sides but Vito Mannone was merely forced into a couple of routine stops. The game’s closest opening came in the 66th minute as Borini header Giaccherini’s left-wing cross against the woodwork. Poyet and Lambert made changes as they went of search of a late winner, Benteke being replaced by Libor Kozak, but neither side could find anything in the final third as both sides were forced to settle for a share of the spoils. Press Association The hosts were looking for their first home back-to-back Barclays Premier League victories since August 2010 but not even Villa supporter Prince William, donning a club scarf and coat as he looked on from owner Randy Lerner’s executive box, could inspire them to victory. Indeed it was Sunderland who came closest to all three points as they chased their first away win of the season, although they do return to the north east with a first point on their travels since the end of August. In stark contrast to the Black Cats’ recent home form, Gus Poyet had overseen three away defeats which contained three red cards and three own goals since taking charge. But recalled striker Fabio Borini came closest to a winner as his glancing second-half header rebounded off the crossbar, while Emanuele Giaccherini contributed a worthy contender for miss of the season from a mere four yards just before half-time. As poor as Sunderland have been away from home this year – 12 defeats from 15 league games in 2013 before kick-off – Villa have struggled almost as much in front of their own fans. A 2-0 win over Cardiff last time out was only the club’s 11th league victory in 44 attempts at Villa Park. And there was very little for the 33,036 present to get excited about, with star striker Christian Benteke, now without a goal in seven appearances, largely anonymous in attack and even substituted before full-time. The dour encounter proved a far cry from Villa’s 6-1 success in last season’s corresponding fixture in April. Wes Brown took his place in Sunderland’s starting XI having seen last week’s controversial red card at Stoke rescinded upon appeal, manager Poyet making three changes from the 2-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium. Paul Lambert, meanwhile, handed starts to Gabriel Agbonlahor, Andreas Weimann and Fabian Delph after the fit-again trio came off the bench to inspire a second-half comeback in Monday’s 2-2 draw at West Brom. Antonio Luna also returned from injury.