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Pixel 2 owners on AT&T get Android Oreo 8.1, HD Voice calling in update

AT&T customers with a Pixel 2 device are getting an update in the next few days that will push their phones to Android 8.1 Oreo and enable HD Voice calling.

Published onDecember 8, 2017

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

If you’re a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL owner on AT&T‘s network, you’re getting an update soon. The update weighs in at a beefy 531.7 MB and brings a host of changes to your phone. The most significant change in the update is pushing the phone from Android 8.0 to Android 8.1. But, that’s not all. You’re also getting access to features like HD Voice Calling.

How Enhanced HD Voice makes your calls crisp and clear

HD Voice Calling leverages wide-band audio and noise cancellation to improve the quality of your calls. Not only will you be able to hear others better, but they’ll be able to hear you better too. This feature is dependant on AT&T’s network, so you have to be in an area where they support it to use it. Once you get the update, head over into the Settings app, tap Network & Internet, Mobile Networks, and then turn the feature on.

As you might imagine, there are more changes in the patch. Both the Pixel 2 and Nexus 5X are getting fixes for their audio problems, Pixel 2 devices are getting new color options in the display menu, Google added a new Neural Networks API that allows apps to take advantage of hardware acceleration, a new light navbar, apps are now limited to one notification sound per second, the system now shows battery level for Bluetooth accessories, and improvements to autofill and fingerprint scanner security.

And, of course, the most critical fix of all, the hamburger emoji is fixed.

The update should be rolling out to AT&T customers soon. It might be a few days until you see your update, but it is headed your way.

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