Past week Google began to launch the ultimate version of latest Android 8 .0 Oreo to all those handsets enlisted in the Android beta program, and now it seems like they geared up to extend the rollout to other devices. Verizon has shared on their support pages that the Pixel models(Pixel and Pixel XL) they have made available for sale should be getting the upgrade to Oreo from today onwards. The provider has also shared the official upgrade documentation confirming that their customers will get latest Oreo 8.0 running Pixel devices. At the same time in terms of the software part, we may not find any specific changes between the Verizon and unlocked/Fi Pixels.
We can also expect August 5th, 2017, security patch level update along with the Oreo upgrade. Verizon’s roll out of Oreo gives us a hint that latest Android version will soon begin to show up on other unlocked/Fi Pixels which are not listed in the Android Beta Program.
More about Pixel and Pixel XL:
Google launched their Pixel series Android smartphones in the month of October 2016. They introduced two devices named Pixel and Pixel XL at the launch event. Both of them almost bears similar features except in display and battery capacity. Pixel comes with a 5.0 inch screen(1080×1920, 441ppi) whereas Pixel XL boasts 5.5 inch (1440×2560, 534ppi) screen.
Both devices operate on Android 7.1 Nougat version OS. They got exact same internal storage space, RAM, Processors, and Cameras. Internal space includes 32GB of space along with a 4GB of RAM. On Pixel devices, the microSD slot is not supported so we’ll be restricted to 32GB of space. In terms of cameras, they got a 12.3-megapixel main camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel secondary camera on the front side for selfies. Both devices got 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset processors. The Pixel is powered by a 2770mAh Lithium-ion non-removable battery whereas Pixel XL got a 3450mAh Lithium-ion non-removable battery to power up its larger display.