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

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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)

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  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
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  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2770 mAh
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Google Pixel XL specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3450 mAh
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