Users of Google Pixel and Pixel XL can now download and install the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat on their phones after Google made the OTA files available earlier this week.
If you have not yet seen the OTA notification on your phone, it should be reaching out to you in the next few days. As for those using other non-Google flagships, you should still be waiting for the update to Android 7.0 Nougat, but be sure that your team is busy working on the updates and they should be out very soon, probably before the end of this month.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL have been full of praise ever since they came into life. Nothing but good reviews have been following the phones, but as usual, there is no good thing that lacks a bad side. Some weeks into the release of the two phones, some users started complaining that there were connectivity issues that were later discovered to be associated with carriers using LTE Band 4 (1700MHz). It was reported those depending on this band for LTE connectivity were receiving spotty connections, but this is no more thanks to the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat update.
Apparently, most people who were complaining about this problem seem to have put the issue to bed following the upgrade to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, adding that they can now connect to the internet without any issues like before. The problem was vast in Canada, but it spread wings to other parts of South and Central America. However, those in the latter regions have not yet received their fix, but it should come sooner than later.
Those who have not yet received the fix to this LTE Band 4 issue may be down to their carriers, but this shouldn’t make you storm into your network providers’ offices as Google should be working on another build that will solve the problem once and for all. It is just a matter of time.
Meanwhile, those using the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X can also expect the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat to come in with some of the features that launched exclusively with the Google Pixel. These features include a GIF keyboard and app shortcuts, which are actually the major highlights of the update. However, these features will only work with supported devices, which is currently made of Google apps, but the list should grow with time.
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