Android 8.1.0 Update Rolling Out Via Android Beta Program

Android 8.1 OTA adds HD Voice Calling for Pixel 2 XL devices on ...

Besides addressing various bugs and issues, Android 8.1 adds a highly requested feature for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices on AT&T.

In September of this year, we heard that Google was making it easier (and faster) for Nexus and Pixel owners to pull Android updates to their devices just by tapping a button. The update weighs around 40MB for the Pixel 2 and 43MB for the Pixel 2 XL.

Have you been testing the Developer Preview versions of Android 8.1 on your Pixel 2? Share your thoughts and your concerns about the new update via the comment box below. The same help page also points out how those less interested in this feature can opt out of seeing the information altogether - as it is enabled by default on Android 8.1.




Others can make use of the system images for manual installation by means of the official Android blog. While the company is at it, someone has got hands-on the Android 8.0 OTA on the Note 8 and has also posted links to it on Reddit for all users to try.

Being a monthly security patch, the update isn't so big, weighing about 150MB.

Today, Pixel 2 XL users on AT&T began receiving the Android 8.1 OTA after the initial rollout on Tuesday. The system will itself check for the new update for Android 8.1 update. The update will also prevent the apps from displaying invalid autofill options. After this, by following some basic instructions, you can update your device with Android 8.1 Operating System. After toggling, parties on compatible devices will get high-definition voice calls the allow for "simultaneous voice and data at 4G LTE speeds" when in an HD Voice coverage area. You can manually keep on checking for the update as well.

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