Google Pixel XL error when installing Android 8.0 Oreo OTA has been fixed

Google Pixel XL and Android 8.0 Oreo

Google has recently announced Android 8.0 Oreo and at the same time made available the system image files for those willing to flash them manually on their devices.

In addition to the image files, the tech giant has just started rolling out an OTA update that installs Android 8.0 Oreo on supported Google Pixels and Nexuses. As at the time of this writing, some users have already downloaded and installed this software version to their devices, but others, especially those on the Google Pixel XL, have been experiencing an annoying issue that prevents them from installing the update.

Apparently, an effort to install the OTA update to Android 8.0 Oreo left these users with an “Installation failed” or “Installation problem” error. But as at the time of this writing, this issue has been fixed and the whole process is now working perfectly.

Originally, the update weighed about 50MB, but the updated version now weighs 54MB, possibly because of the newly added fix. You might be surprised at the size of this OS. Well, it seems this issue is limited to Google Pixel XL users who are moving from the Developer Preview 4 to the stable version of the OS.

Last year, those who part of the developer preview program were also among the first to get the OTA update to the stable version of Android 7.0 Nougat. Well, it seems history has repeated itself here, but it also means that the OTA notification for downloading the OS to other Google Pixel XL phones that were not part of the DP program is just around the corner. The story is the same for all other supported Google devices.

If you are still experiencing the error on your Google Pixel XL phone, try clearing the cache and data of your phone’s Play Services app. This can be done via Settings>Apps>Google Play Services>Storage>Clear Cache/Clear Data. This should help fix the issue.

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