Google Pixel 2 Getting New OTA Update, January 2018 Security Patch Included

Without being listed on Google’s factory images or OTA downloads pages, the company has rolled out un update for its Pixel 2 device. To be noted, the Pixel and Nexus devices have already got an update containing the latest January security patch but now some users have confirmed via Reddit that the device is getting a new update.

The update comes with a build number OPM2.171019.016. Also, One of the users says that a bug involving Google Assistant and local music playback has been resolved by the update, while another user claims that the update brings a battery draining issue. What the update really unfolds is still not clear. It is believed that this fresh out-of-cycle OTA update comes with mysterious changelogs. Even the screenshot for the device doesn’t reveal anything new. It says device running Android Oreo with the latest security patch.


There have been no official words from the Google, so might take some time to resolve the mystery of this update. Right now, compatible Pixel and Nexus devices like the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, and Pixel XL are running Android version 8.1.0 (Oreo) along with January 2018 Security patch.

Recalling the specifications of Pixel 2, the phone was launched in November 2017 running Oreo. The phone features a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels which is powered by 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. For optics, it has a 12.2-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front camera. There is a 2700mAh non-removable battery for housing the phone.

Further details will be shared.


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