Google has rolled out a new update for Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones that not only adds new features and security fixes but also reportedly fixes a crucial LTE connectivity bug in Canada.
Pixel and Pixel XL owners would have received notifications in early November about the first update that was let lose by Google. The update was being tagged as a security update. Users in Canada are now reporting that they are getting notifications for another update that is labeled as “Security Update + Bug Fixes”. At 261MB the new update is labeled NPF26J and Android version 7.1. One thing you would notice here is the letter ‘P’ in the build label that indicates that it is a Preview build similar to the ones seen in the Android N and 7.1 Developer Preview.
Whatever may be the case, the update does bring good news with it as one of the most annoying issue with LTE connectivity is likely fixed. As far as the new features are concerned: they are the ‘Double-tap to check phone’ and ‘Lift to check phone’. When you double-tap on the screen, it takes you to the ambient screen where you will be able to see. With another tap of the power button your phone will turn on.
If you haven’t received a notification about the update yet, you can always check for the update manually by navigating to the Settings menu, then “About Device” option and then tap on “System updates” to check for and download the update.
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