Google Nexus 6P receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update OTA in India

Android 8.1 Oreo, which is now rolling out to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices before other Android smartphones, is bringing a nifty feature that freeloaders will find absolutely useful.

We can confirm that the update has been received on one of our Pixel devices, so others should be seeing it pop up soon enough on their own phones.

After releasing Android 8.0 Oreo back in August this year, Google released developer preview 1 and 2 of Android 8.1 Oreo in October and November. This update brought the November security patch as well as bug fixes.

Since the rollout has just started, it might take some time before all Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One devices get the OTA notification. The leak comes from a user on Reddit and it requires a specific Galaxy Note 8 model running a very specific version of Android software.

Being a monthly security patch, the update isn't so big, weighing about 150MB. Up to that point, it could be hit-or-miss if checking for an update would actually do anything, even if the new software was released to the public. The update will also prevent the apps from displaying invalid autofill options. But, it doesn't seem so, as the device is getting updates after many other smartphones. The same help page also points out how those less interested in this feature can opt out of seeing the information altogether - as it is enabled by default on Android 8.1.

If you're not the kind to wait, head on to system Settings About Phone and use the manual search for updates button. If the update is available for your device, you will be able to download it from there. That update caused incompatibility between the System Update code and the Checkin code.

  • Kara Saunders