Google Pixel and Pixel XL are flagship smartphones that are facing some issues of late.
Customers who own the phone through Verizon will receive a software patch update, confirmed the service provider.
The Android security patch for the month of January was earlier scheduled to get launched for the Huawei Nexus 6P devices in Australia. It was confirmed that the update will roll out on January 4 and the same timeline has been confirmed for Verizon phones as well. From recent updates, it is confirmed that Google is getting ready to launch multiple patch and security updates to fix performance issues on Pixel phones. Majority of the devices around the globe, both locked and unlocked versions will receive the update.
Recently, many Google Nexus 6P users faced the bootloop issue that caused quite a chaos in the technology world. The phone got stuck in an infinite restart loop and never reached the home page of the operating system. It was caused by the Nougat update and the company promised to fix it as soon as possible. Meanwhile, they are focusing on all other security patches so that other phones don’t face the problem when they are upgraded to Nougat.
Bringing out the Android 7.0 operating system to flagship models and Google phones sound like a tough task at the moment due to incompatibility issues. The company is working to roll out patches but they can fix bootloop among other issues only when they occur. It is unclear as to why Nougat causes these and might take sometime for all flagship models to function as intended.
In their official page Verizon confirmed that the security patch update for Google Pixel and Pixel XL has a build number NMF26U. The company has always followed a schedule when they roll out Monday security updates. However, with next week’s Monday being a holiday to commemorate New Year, Google has decided to push it to Tuesday. Motorola’s Nexus 6 is also scheduled to receive Nougat 7.1.1 version next week.
As expected, Verizon didn’t detail the changes that are part of the update. Being minor upgrades, companies choose to skip a detailed press note to keep things simple. The phone’s performance has been impressive so far and it fared well despite the expensive price tag that kind of annoyed buyers who are long running fans of Nexus devices. Google does have plans to roll out a new Pixel tablet but it’s a rumor that we can’t backup at this point.