Google’s latest flagship device, the Pixel, has been given a royal treatment that would even make early Nexus devices jealous. It is really transparent how Google is focusing on making sure the Pixel is on the tip of everyone’s tongue when talking mobile tech.
As the torch receiver in Google’s pure Android smartphone series, Google Pixel was released bearing the much discussed Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. You can imagine the delight of Pixel users when most of the other high end smartphones are struggling to receive the basic 7.0 Nougat firmware, let alone mid-class devices.
On a list of devices that have received Android 7.1.1, Google Pixel only benefits from a small patch in comparison to other handsets that went from 7.0 or even Marshmallow to 7.1.1 Nougat. This doesn’t mean however that Google’s device doesn’t benefit from the update.
One of the issues addressed within the update was the LTE Band 4 issue present on Google Pixel and Pixel XL units. The problem relates to Pixel users trying to use the device on different carriers around the world. Concentrated occurrences were detected in the South American region, but also in Central America.
While people located in these regions still claim to have difficulties with the device after updating to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, users from other regions are happily announcing that the issues regarding the LTE Band 4 connection is no longer present.
Google isn’t giving up and as it is working on a new build that should address the issue further for those that haven’t been cleared by the first fix. Although Google is working on it, the problem may in fact be with their particular carriers.
This is a strong possibility that should be looked into, although there is no definitive party to blame for the inconvenience.