Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners on Verizon Wireless are in for a treat, as a new update is now rolling out.
The update is reaching the handsets over-the-air (OTA) and carries build number NMF26O, bringing a number of bug fixes and the latest December Android security patch.
Monthly Android security updates aim to ensure that the devices have the latest security guards in place so they're protected against threats. Just recently, for instance, news surfaced that an ad-installing Gooligan Malware infected 1 million Android devices, all of which were running older versions of Android and installed apps from third-party sources.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were not affected since they run the latest version of Android, but it's better to be safe than sorry. That said, Verizon users are now getting the December security patch, plus a number of other fixes to address some issues.
Verizon Google Pixel And Pixel XL Update
With the latest update, Verizon has now fixed various problems related to voicemail messaging, such as the error 9999 issue that affected users in some areas, preventing them from retrieving their Visual Voicemail messages. The update also fixes the problem with voicemail icons not showing up when receiving a new voicemail message, or with devices that no longer played voicemail messages over Bluetooth once the display timed off.
Other Google Pixel issues fixed with the update include the blue screen that would occasionally appear during an inbound call, the email font that would appear too small to be easily legible, and some issues with text not properly displayed on the call screen or dialer. Lastly, the update also fixes the issue with corrupted text on the contact list and recent calls screens.
No New Features?
However, the update doesn't seem to include the double-tap and raise to wake features that recently reached the Google Pixel in Canada. The features could still hit the Verizon versions of the Pixel and Pixel XL at a later date.
On the other hand, it's still possible that the features are included in the update, but Verizon did not mention them in its change log. Big Red makes no mention of Android 7.1.1 and the double-tap and raise-to-wake features on its support page, but it should become clear if they're included with this update or not once the build rolls out to devices.
As with all OTA releases, it may take a few days for the update to reach all devices. If you're among the lucky ones to get it first, drop by our comment section below and tell us how it fares.