Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL beta users receive stable Android 8.1 Oreo update

Did your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL receive the update?

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Highlights

    • The update fixes touch sensitivity issues
    • It brings improved neural network API
    • The update will take users out of beta program

Google starts rolling out final build of Android 8.1 Oreo for beta users, reports Android Police. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 Xl with the second developer preview of Android 8.1 Oreo shall receive the OTA (over-the-air) update.

Others can make use of the system images for manual installation by means of the official Android blog.

According to the report, Google Pixel XL 2 OTA measures 42.9MB in size. Meanwhile, Google Pixel 2 OTA shall consume 40.6MB of storage space.

The update may not bring many changes. All it does is get the beta users back on to the table channel without having to flash Android 8.0 Oreo manually.

It appears useful since users don’t stand to lose all their data only to opt out of the beta program. There’s no sign of OTA rolling out for other beta devices anytime soon. However, we are expecting it to be just around the corner.

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The search giant has added improved neural network API, Pixel visual core support, and hamburger emoji, fixed some touch sensitivity issues and more in Android 8.1 oreo.

If you are yet to receive the OTA update on your Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL, you shall receive it pretty soon.

However, if you can’t wait, your best bet would be to download the system images and the OTA files and perform a manual install.

Once the installation completes, you will be opted out of the beta program to be eligible for future stable OTA releases.