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Android Oreo 8.1 comes to Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on AT&T

US based network provider AT&T is now rolling out a new update to Google’s new smartphones. The update is hitting to Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL on AT&T.

The update is available as OTA with a size of 531.7MB in total. This update brings all the goodness of Android Oreo 8.1 . Along with the basic changes of Android Oreo 8.1, this update also brings some carrier based changes like HD voice calling and more.


  • Neural Networks API – allows apps to take advantage of hardware acceleration, which should reduce latency, network loads, and keep sensitive data on the device itself. If your phone features a dedicated AI chip, the API will be able to take advantage of it. If not, it will put the load on the CPU.
  • Light navigation bar, prevents display burn-in.
  • December security patch.
  • Pixel Visual Core – Google’s first custom-designed co-processor (present on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL) for machine learning and image processing is now available to third-party developers. Apps that use the Android Camera API will be able to shoot in HDR+.
  • Safer browsing – This feature allows apps to detect WebView attempts which could navigate to known bad URLs.
  • Apps are now limited to one notification alert sound per second.
  • Bluetooth battery indicator in Quick Settings – If you have a Bluetooth device connected to your phone, you’ll be able to see how much battery it has left straight from the Quick Settings shade.
  • Improvements to autofill.
  • Fingerprint scanner security improvement – users will be able to permanently lock out anyone who fails to unlock the device with an unregistered fingerprint multiple times.
  • Colors menu added to Display tab in Settings for Pixel 2 and 2 XL. Three options available – Natural, Boosted, and Saturated.
  • Fixed an issue with Nexus 5X not playing audio through the speaker.
  • Fixed an issue with Pixel 2/2 XL audio distortion in video playback.
  • Fixes for hamburger and beer emojis.
Shivam Singh
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