I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Verizon isn’t the best at keeping some of their smartphones updated to the most recent version of Android, but then the Google Pixel/Pixel XL came out and they made a small change of heart. To update those phones in a timely manner and they have done just that. Google Pixel/Pixel XL owners on Big Red’s network are able to get the Android 8.0 Oreo update now before the OS is really out on any other handsets.
The build version (OPR6.170623.012) is the same for both Google phones and the security update is the most recent back on August 5th, 2017. Thanks to Android 8.0 you’ll be getting some new features and enhancements along with bug fixes.
Those new features include Picture in Picture (PIP) which will allow you to watch a video from YouTube and press the home button to bring you to the home screen and then open any application you need to work in. Notification badges (like iPhone) will show you that you have a notification on an application and read it without having to go into the app. Always On Display has received an update to read notifications better, autofill will let you sign into applications faster by getting your passwords from Google Chrome or other autofill services, and a few more note worthy features.
If you haven’t checked your device yet to see if you have received the update, go to your Settings app, select About Phone, then System updates and you should see the update. If it’s not there, don’t worry, you’ll get your turn soon.
I haven’t received any such update just yet on my Verizon Pixel XL, but like all other updates, it should be rolling out in stages so some people will be getting it before others. Have any of our followers received the update yet? Let us know what you think about it by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: VZW (Pixel) Source: VZW (Pixel XL)