For the longest time, we’ve got suspected that Android’s “Take a look at for replace” does not anything to in truth get you the replace. For those who had been within the crew this is intended to obtain the replace, the button merely accelerated the method as an alternative of looking ahead to the following automated take a look at to expose it, but when there was once an replace and you were not within the crew, it did not anything to push you ahead within the ready line. Then in September, we had been promised that manually pushing the button on Nexus and Pixel units gets you an to be had replace even if a passive background take a look at would not, and it labored momentarily. However we later came upon that an replace to Google Play Products and services broke the button once more and it would not be again to operating order till 2018.
Smartly, it is now 2018 and it seems as even though the “Take a look at for replace” serve as is operating once more. The day before today, I checked for the February safety patch OTA on my Pixel 2 XL and were given nada. Artem did the similar and complained about it, as Artem does, everywhere. These days, an replace to Google Play Products and services, i.e. the reason for all woes, to v12.2.09 rolled out to the beta channel and we won many stories of it solving the button. Artem put in the beta and checked for an replace and instantly were given the February safety patch. I spotted that my telephone was once already on v12.2.09 by the point I awoke, checked for the OTA, and there it was once. Many customers are reporting the similar factor, even though most commonly at the Pixel 2 line. At the authentic Pixel, stories are mitigated. This Reddit thread additionally confirms it.
Ah the beaut of it doing what it is intended to.
If you wish to check it out for your self, you’ll be able to both sign up for the Play Products and services beta at the Play Retailer and wait a little for the app to replace to model 12.2.09 or clutch the correct variant APK on your instrument and set up it manually from APK Reflect. Both approach, as soon as you might be on v12.2.09, head over to Gadget replace on your telephone’s settings and if you are nonetheless at the January safety patch, take a look at for an replace. It must, confidently, pull up the February OTA straight away.