Google Pixel owners in Canada receiving Preview update with new feature

Google Pixel owners in Canada receiving Preview update with new feature
Google's Pixel and Pixel XL phones received their first update which included the Android November security patch. However, users in Canada have received one more update which brings some unexpected new features. Labeled as “Security Update + Bug Fixes,” it weighs 261MB and carries the build number 'NPF26J' with Android 7.1.

The letter "P" in the build number indicates it as a Preview build, which isn't supposed to be spread over-the-air Perhaps its emergence is an error on Google's part. Nevertheless, the update does add a new feature which isn't mentioned in the change log. It lets users double-tap the screen or lift their device to check notifications without turning on the entire display.

It's not known whether this update will make it out of Canada, and whether it was supposed to be released in Preview form in the first place. However, users report that the new feature works without bugs and obstructions. So whatever the case with this update it is, at least it behaves as a finished piece of firmware.

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source: 9to5Google

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2 Comments

1. Takeharu

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Finally!! This should've been integrated much sooner.

2. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

That's a nice addition. They sure as hell better release it for everyone else as well.

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