Pixel & Nexus July Android Oreo Update: What You Need to Know

As promised, on July 2, Google released the latest monthly July Android Oreo update for Nexus and Pixel phones. And these monthly updates all about security, we also see the occasional bug fix. This month, Google improved WiFi on Pixel devices while improving security on Android as a whole.

At first, this was only available to developers who started the update manually. However, as of July 10, the Pixel and Nexus July Android Oreo update is rolling out worldwide. Here is everything you need to know about it.

While Pixel C updates are still missing, many Nexus & Pixel owners will receive an updated version of Android this week. And remember, older devices like Nexus 5 and Nexus Player are no longer supported. For those with a newer device, this is an important update that may affect your device and its performance.

As usual, we’re seeing new security enhancements and multiple critical security patches in July. Then, Google made some minor changes to WiFi on most devices, but that’s it.

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Nexus and Pixel July Android Oreo Update Details

Google confirmed the update on Monday, July 2, and immediately released the files for developers to manually install the latest software. However, the over-the-air updates didn’t start until July 10. If you were unable to pull the software, go ahead and tap “check for updates” in settings today. It should arrive immediately.

Google has renewed Android security bulletinalso Nexus/Pixel security page with all the details. These links detail all the changes, but we’ll highlight the important ones below. You can take factory images and manually install if you want too.

So far we’re seeing a pretty decent list of changes, but nothing major. Again, this is mostly about safety and being better prepared for the future. Typically, there are at least 30+ changes, but this month is very light. As a bonus, this means that Google does a good job of keeping our smartphones safe.

We recommend that you skip installing the update manually before proceeding with any changes. It’s not worth the risk to be such a small software version. Instead, wait for Google to send the over-the-air update files to your phone or tablet.

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