• Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL now being updated from Android 8.1 DP 2 to final Android 8.1 Oreo build
  • The Pixel 2 and 2 XL will be removed from the beta track when the update is applied
  • The patch arrives at around 40 MB


Google began rolling out the final Android 8.1 Oreo build earlier this week, following a brief trial period with the Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2. While Google is still in the midst of updating its phones from 8.0 to 8.1, it is also now delivering the final build to those who were running the beta version of the Android 8.1 DP 2.

According to Android Police, it’s only the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that are so far receiving the OTA, and it’s a relatively small patch at around 40 MB. There isn’t much between the final 8.1 software and previous DP 2 build, though the update will switch users back to the regular update channel (i.e. they will leave the beta) ready for future OTA updates.

In Android 8.1, Google has enabled the Pixel 2’s Pixel Visual Core image processing chip, fixed some touch sensitivity issues, and improved its neural network APIs. Oh, and the burger emoji has been redesigned so that the cheese is in the correct position.

Look out for the OTA hitting your device soon.

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