US carrier Verizon is now rolling out it’s very own Android 7.1.2 Nougat build NHG47K to the Pixel and Pixel XL devices with April 2017 security patch level. Earlier this month, Google released the April security updates to the Google Pixel and Nexus series. It brought the official Android version 7.1.2 and also updated the AOSP sources. The new AOSP source is now being ported to other devices with Lineage OS 15. The new build NHG47K brings several new performance and stability improvements. The OTA and Factory images are now available for download.

The Android 7.1.2 will be the last iteration for Nougat and the phones will continue with Android 8.0 supposedly named ‘Android Oreo‘.

What’s new with NHG47K Nougat for Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL?

Full Changelog for Pixel

  • Better performance and connectivity for Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi
  • Adds a new feature allowing you to back up and restore 1st-party apps such as Calendar™, Drive™ and Messenger
  • Better Voice call performance
  • Latest Android™ security patches

This update fixes the following issues:

  • Certain HD Voice/Wi-Fi Calling options were missing after the phone’s software was updated
  • In rare cases the phone was not able to receive text messages.

Full Changelog for Pixel XL

  • Better performance and connectivity for Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi
  • Adds a new feature allowing you to back up and restore 1st-party apps such as Calendar™, Drive™ and Messenger
  • Better Voice call performance
  • Latest Android™ security patches

This update fixes the following issues:

  • Certain HD Voice/Wi-Fi Calling options were missing after the phone’s software was updated
  • In rare cases the phone was not able to receive text messages.

Verizon Pixel (XL) 7.1.2 Nougat OTA and Factory images

The OTA updates can be installed via stock recovery or via ADB sideload method. Alternatively, the factory image flashing tutorial can be found here or here.

Source: Google Developers, Verizon wireless

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