You may remember that Google has made Pixel smartphones exclusive to Verizon in the United States in addition to selling the handsets unlocked and off-contract through its online store. Verizon today detailed a new software update for the Pixel and Pixel XL. It’s likely that the upcoming update for the Pixel on Verizon is Android 7.1.1. It may be a version number bump but it’s actually going to be a minor update for this handset.
The changelog from Verizon mentions that this update brings a handful of bug fixes for the Pixel, including but not limited to a bug that prevented users from retrieving their Visual Voicemail messages, prevented the voicemail icon notification from displays, and stopped playing voicemail messages over Bluetooth after the screen timed out.
It includes fixes for email font being too small, text being garbled on Recent Calls and contact list screens, and device occasionally going to blue screen during an inbound call. The update does come with the latest Android security patches from Google.
The latest update for Pixel on Verizon now lets users choose cellular or Wi-Fi as their preferred way of calling when they’re roaming internationally. There are likely going to be many minor improvements in this update as well that haven’t been mentioned in the changelog so it’s always best to keep an eye out for them.
Since Verizon has already detailed the Pixel update it’s only a matter of time before Pixel and Pixel XL owners start receiving the over-the-air update notification on their handsets.
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