Almost a week ago, Vodafone hinted that the Android 7.1.1 update will start rolling out on December 5, then Verizon said that the Pixel phones will receive an update, and the carrier has recently updated the support page for Google’s new devices with details about the new update that seems to include the Android security patches, as well as important fixes.
So, the new software update should hit Pixel devices any time now and users should get Android build NMF26O, which comes with the following bug fixes:
- Users weren’t able to retrieve their Visual Voicemail messages and they were seeing an error 9999 in some areas;
- When a new voicemail message was received, the icon notification was not displaying;
- When the screen timed out, the device stopped playing voicemail messages over Bluetooth;
- Occasionally, users were getting a blue screen during an inbound call;
- Email font seemed too small;
- Text was garbled on the call screen/dialer;
- Text was corrupted on the Recent Calls and contact list screens.
It seems that there have been made some improvements, as now users will be able to choose Cellular or Wi-Fi as their preferred way of calling while roaming internationally. The update includes the latest Android security patches, as well as the new Moves for double-tap and lift-to-wake.
Before downloading the update, it’s important to connect to a wireless network, to make sure that the connection to the Verizon network is very strong, and that the battery of the device is fully charged. Otherwise, users may encounter issues during the update and risk bricking their phones.
As for Android 7.1.1 Nougat, it already started rolling out to Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 and Pixel X and it brought support for GIFs and animations through the Android keyboard, which will interact with third-party apps, allowing users to create and apply stickers.
Also, key functions can be accessed when long pressing apps. Also, over 40 vulnerabilities have been fixed, thanks to the December security patch.
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