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This Monday Google released the latest version of Android for the devices it handles, namely Pixels and Nexuses. Android 7.1.2 isn’t a huge jump compared to 7.1.1, as you’d expect from the minor version incrementation. But it should fix some annoying bugs, so there’s that.
Today Verizon has started rolling out the software to Pixel handsets it sold, and oddly enough these get a different build number compared to all the other Pixels out there. What’s more, Verizon’s builds aren’t even listed by Google on its factory images and OTA zip files pages.
Here’s Verizon’s changelog for its release:
This update includes these improvements:
•Better performance and connectivity for Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi
•Adds a new feature allowing you to back up and restore 1st-party apps such as Calendar™, Drive™ and Messenger
•Better Voice call performance
•Latest Android™ security patches
This update fixes the following issues:
•Certain HD Voice/Wi-Fi Calling options were missing after the phone’s software was updated
•In rare cases the phone was not able to receive text messages.
As usual with Google software updates, the rollout is probably staged so it may take a few days for the new build to hit all Verizon Pixels out there. It is certainly on the way though.
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