Google posts system images: Any other month is solely beginning, and that suggests it is time for the newest spherical of Pixel and nexus patches to roll out. Google has posted each the machine photographs and the OTA recordsdata, so you’ll be able to get the newest model in your software with out looking forward to the replace. It’s possible you’ll if truth be told need to pass from your manner this time as there are some purposeful updates for Pixel gadgets.

As same old, you have got your selection of OTA recordsdata or machine photographs. The machine photographs may also be flashed on most sensible of anything else, however you wish to have an unlocked bootloader. This may occasionally wipe your telephone’s information by way of default. The OTA recordsdata replace your inventory software to the newest model, and you do not want an unlocked bootloader. The OTA does not delete your information.

All Pixel gadgets are on Android eight.1 Oreo (apart from for the Pixel C, which remains to be ready). The Pixels have a unmarried construct this month (OPM1.171019.021), so there aren’t any carrier-specific builds to fret about. Alternatively, the Nexus 6P and 5X have a couple of variants this month.

The safety announcements also are are living along the replace recordsdata. You’ll see which vulnerabilities had been patched in the principle safety bulletin, and the Pixel-specific bulletin lists fixes for Google‘s . Significantly, there are purposeful updates for the Pixel’s as smartly. Here is what you get.

  • Enhance display wake efficiency with fingerprint unencumber (Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL)
  • Enhance audio efficiency when recording video (Pixel 2 XL)
  • Enhance crash reporting (Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL)

The fingerprint reader fixes could also be associated with the reported slowdown after Android eight.1. Audio recording has been addressed previously, too.