Earlier this week, Google started rolling out the November Android security patch for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, but as it turns out, some of those using the phones on Google Project Fi have not yet received the OTA notification to download the update.
While it is totally understandable that an update that started rolling out earlier this week hasn’t hit all Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL units on Project Fi, it makes no sense that some of these units are still stuck on the same security patch level they came preinstalled with – September 2017. Since the two were unveiled last month, Google did not push October’s security patch and the current version, which is still rolling out, brings the patch level to November 2017.
The whole point of having a Google Pixel 2 or even the OG Pixels is to receive timely software updates, be it Android or monthly security updates. Now that some people are late, it defeats the meaning of having a Google phone in the first place. Interestingly, this is only affecting those on Google Project Fi, even if they try a manual update via Settings.
It’s not the first time that Project Fi users are having an issue with delayed software updates. It has happened before and it’s probably because of the carriers involved, that is, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular. Usually, carrier-based models take longer to receive the updates, but some units on Verizon have already received the update. It’s possible that the three Project Fi carriers could be the reason for these delays, but your guess is as good as ours.
The latest November Android security patch brings fixes for KRACK and hopefully, Google will work out a plan for rolling out the latest version to the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL sooner than later.
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