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Google’s November system images and OTA files for Nexus and Pixel devices are (mostly) live

Monday, November 6th, 2017

The month is getting underway, and that means it's time for Google to issue its monthly raft of Pixel and Nexus updates. The updates will filter down to phones in the next day or so, but the system images and OTA files for most devices are available now if you want to sideload. There's not a ton new here, but as this is a November patch level, you should have protection from the KRACK vulnerability.

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Google's November system images and OTA files for Nexus and Pixel devices are (mostly) live was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google announces Android 8.1 developer preview, final release planned for December

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Google launched the new Pixel phones with Android 8.0, which is what last year's Pixel's have been running since the update. A new version of Oreo is on the way, though, and you can try it right now. Google has launched a developer preview for Android 8.1. As usual, it's supported on recent Google devices and can be installed in two ways.

The system images are available for download now, but that requires an unlocked bootloader.

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Google announces Android 8.1 developer preview, final release planned for December was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google releases Android’s October security bulletin, OTAs and factory images available for Nexus/Pixel devices

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

The month of October has just begun, which means Pumpkin Spice lattes, leaves falling off trees, and marathons of The Nightmare Before Christmas on TV. It also means Google has released another Android security bulletin, just like the company does at the start of every month. As usual, OTA zips and factory images with the fixes are already available for Pixel and Nexus devices.

If you're interested in the full list of security vulnerabilities and bugs fixed with this update, you should check out the security bulletin on Android's website.

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Google releases Android's October security bulletin, OTAs and factory images available for Nexus/Pixel devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google extends security updates for Nexus 5X and 6P to November 2018

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Google has followed the same device support pattern for years - two years of major Android OS updates, and three years of security updates. You might get Android updates after that, and you might get further security updates, but it's not guaranteed. Seemingly out of nowhere, Google has extended the security update period for the Nexus 5X and 6P to November 2018.

Previously, both devices were slated to receive security updates until September 2018, which would have been about three years after they were released.

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Google extends security updates for Nexus 5X and 6P to November 2018 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Yo Google, you sure the Nexus 5X has an AMOLED display?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

File this under the quirky errors / wishful thinking category. The official android.com site has a list of devices including the Nexus 5X with detailed specs, but with one mistake: it lists it as having an AMOLED display instead of an IPS display.

The error was just brought to our attention by Redditor dbailyn, but it turns out it was spotted by another Redditor sekanato more than a year ago.

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Yo Google, you sure the Nexus 5X has an AMOLED display? was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nexus and Pixel factory images for September’s security patch are up, minus Nexus Player

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

It's September, and however you might feel about that, one thing is certain: Google's going to release its monthly security updates. While the OTAs were pushed yesterday, downloads for the factory images and OTAs wasn't available until just now. So if you've been chomping at the bit looking for a fix for BlueBorne and haven't seen the update on your device, you can go on ahead and manually pull it down.

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Nexus and Pixel factory images for September's security patch are up, minus Nexus Player was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Tutorial: How to enable Android Oreo’s “Turn on WiFi Automatically” feature on Nexus 5X/6P

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

One of Android Oreo's new features is the ability to automatically turn Wi-Fi back on when you're near a saved network. Essentially, Android will keep track of where each network is located, and will use location services to only turn on Wi-Fi when you're in range. The feature was available for all devices on the Android O Developer Previews, but was disabled in the final release for the Nexus 5X and 6P.

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Tutorial: How to enable Android Oreo's "Turn on WiFi Automatically" feature on Nexus 5X/6P was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Official Nexus/Pixel factory image and OTA pages updated with Oreo downloads

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Android 8.0 Oreo made its official debut a little over a week ago, but since then, only devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program have received an official OTA to 8.0. Verizon Pixel phones began receiving the official version earlier today, but it looks like other devices haven't been as fortunate. Luckily, Google has just uploaded factory images and OTAs for Nexus and Pixel devices to their respective pages.

There are two builds for Pixel devices depending on the model.

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Official Nexus/Pixel factory image and OTA pages updated with Oreo downloads was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Users are reporting Bluetooth issues in Android Oreo and Google wants more feedback

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Nougat had its fair share of Bluetooth issues, particularly on Google's Pixel devices, but you'd be forgiven for hoping that Oreo would avoid similar problems. Sadly, it seems that Pixel and Nexus owners are experiencing a number of different issues after installing the final version of Android 8.0, and Google is trying to gather user feedback in order to address the matter.

Google posted on both the Pixel and Nexus forums asking for information but didn't elaborate on exactly what kind of bugs it was expecting to hear about.

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Users are reporting Bluetooth issues in Android Oreo and Google wants more feedback was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.0 OTAs are starting to roll out to devices in the beta program

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Google released final system images of Android 8.o earlier today, and now OTAs are starting to roll out. Although, I'm placing strong emphasis on "starting." The first wave of OTAs are targeting devices in the Android beta program, but already there have been reports of failed installations on certain phones. That's a Google launch for you.

Like last year, you can still join the beta program for Android O today.

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Android 8.0 OTAs are starting to roll out to devices in the beta program was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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