Verizon starts pushing Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Pixel and Pixel XL


Verizon announced a new major Android update is now available for Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The carrier-branded handsets are now receiving the update that's been released by Google last week, which is quite surprising.

Usually, carrier-bound smartphones get updates much later than unlocked models. If you've purchased the Pixel or Pixel XL via Verizon, you can now download the new Android 8.0 Oreo update.

The update brings new PIP (Picture-in-Picture) mode, which allows you to use other apps while still watching a video on YouTube. Notifications visuals have been made clearer and new notification badges are now available for Android Oreo users.

You'll also get Always-on display updates, as well as Autofill, a new feature that enables signing in to apps quicker and simpler than ever before. The update is delivered OTA (over the air), so you might want to connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network, or makes sure that it has a solid Verizon Wireless network connection.

Also, you can find in-depth details about everything that the new OS update brings by reading our full Android 8.0 Oreo review.

source: Verizon (1, 2)

Related phones

Pixel
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)

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14 Comments

1. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Just did a manual check on my unlocked XL and I'm downloading Android 8.0 as I type this.

2. ryanastley

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Same here with my unlocked Pixel on Sprint.

3. AliGee

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 12, 2014

and this is why Pixel ROCKS!!! can't wait for the new Pixel XL.

4. SeminoleNation

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 31, 2016

PIXEL FTW!!

5. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Verizon pixel with an At&t sim and I'm upgraded let's go!

6. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Yep. Just hit my Pixel XL on VZW. I love it!!

7. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nice, not too long of a wait!

8. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I'm not sure if I should get the Pixel 2 or save money and get a discounted XL unlocked.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It depends on your needs. Come on, you can compare the specs and features of both phones then decide.

10. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I think you're better off going with a discounted XL unless you're someone who needs the latest specs and a squeezable frame.

11. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The XL at least has the headphone jack, and is still a solid phone!

12. bonnie100th

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

I also have the OTA ready on mine. Phone Arena just do propaganda for Verizon.How Verizon will have the OTA ahead of Google who does the software? This is ridiculous!

14. troutsy

Posts: 382; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

.... Totally

13. bonnie100th

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

I also have the OTA ready on mine. Phone Arena just do propaganda for Verizon.How Verizon will have the OTA ahead of Google who does the software? This is ridiculous!

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