New Google Pixel and Pixel XL Android Nougat Update to Bring Double-Tap-to-Wake, Raise-to-Wake Features

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Not so long ago owners of Google Pixel and Pixel XL started receiving the latest November Android security patch to their devices. In fact, not everyone has probably updated their devices with the new patch, but there is another build in town.

According to Canadian users of Google Pixel and Pixel XL, there is a new Android update for these two phones rolling out. This is not strange from Google as it has done so before, but Pixel owners will probably relish the idea of having to play around with new features courtesy of the update.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL users on Bell, Telus, and Public Mobile have had their units updated with a new build number NPF26J. The small software update reportedly weighs about 261MB and as you’d expect from such a small package, the update is packed with numerous bug fixes and performance improvements. However, users will also be delighted to know that the update carries two new features in the shape of double-tap-to-wake and raise-to-wake.

The latter feature has been here since the Google Nexus 6P, allowing users to simply raise the phone and they will be able to see their notifications without touching or pressing a button on the handset. The addition of double-tap-to-wake is also a great move as it will save you lots of time going around the device to press a button in order to reveal alerts.

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Just recently, we reported on Google Pixel and Pixel XL users in Canada who were having some issues with the LTE Band 4. It seems this build is also aimed at addressing the same connectivity issue, but there is still no confirmation on this matter.

Speaking of confirmations, Google has remained silent on the matter, but Telus has listed the Pixel and Pixel XL for a security update+ bug fixes, with the release date scheduled for November 22. As for those in the U.S., the wait is still on as the neither Google or the carriers has confirmed anything about this mid-month Google Pixel and Pixel XL update.

Have you received the new software update on your Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones? Let us know in the comments.

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