it would be interesting to know if any one else with this device has experienced the same.
It's nearly a year later, but:
Totally new install from Android->UBports using ubports-installer_0.9.7-beta, on a Pixel 2 (just 2), and there's no wifi device. I haven't yet tried a different version. I'm so new to this that I don't even know how to tell which OTA version I'm using; the installer was 0.9.7, and what ended up on the phone was kernel ubuntu-phablet-4.4.169-something under Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial).
FYI I made this PR https://github.com/Aarontheissueguy/WaydroidHelper/pull/24 to mitigate issues with outdated Wydroid packages in the future. My Pixel 2 issue was simply that I installed Waydroid during a timeframe where it was kinda broken, but to fix it a manual intervention was necessary.
I hope when this PR is merged we will simply tell users to uninstall/reinstall Waydroid and all is fine. And there might be more users out there that have a broken install right now
@the_nightman I have a Pixel 2 XL I just installed on Sunday. I had to remove the USB cable and try a different USB port on my computer to get this to work. I tried installing a few times, but it kept hanging up in the same place as your install. I tried a different cable and I found out soon that the cable I started with was more compatible. Just to try it, I moved USB ports on my PC and it worked.
A first step has been announced by Marius during the latest Q&A (#120) ; that's just a first step but it's encouraging.
No need to ping him, there will be a big announcement when something tangible will come.