Update [November 22, 2016]: It seems a new build is out for Canadian Pixel users, where it’s being reported that NPF26J is available as an OTA. We’re yet to see a full changelog for the build, but we had an idea of it as Telus had us earlier informed about a new security+bug fixer scheduled for rollout today. Seems they were talking software version NPF26J.
Update [November 14, 2016]: It’s being rumored that Google Pixel and XL are set to receive a newer Android 7.1.1 build, dubbed as NMF26I. No details or changelog is available yet, but you know us, we’re as keen as you to find the new stuff, so hang on keep an eye on this page for more info. We think Verizon would let us know before Google about the latest build NMF26I like it did earlier.
Verizon today released a new update for the its Pixel and Pixel XL sets, bring the build no. on device to NDE63X. The update is a big fixer type, and improves device’s performance on Daydream View and Bluetooth (message notifications), while adding Mexico under the list of state options under WiFi calling setup.
As for the unlocked Pixel sets sold around the world, we think Google could release a similar update today in the form of factory image and OTA as usual. These updates will be available for download, as well as well hitting OTA.
Though, for the Verizon Pixel sets, the NDE63X won’t be available for download, whether the OTA itself, or factory image firmware.
As both devices are on Android 7.1, there is no major update expected for the Pixel sets in near future. Though, they could see an update to Android 7.1.1, which NDE63X isn’t though.
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Verizon has made available the full changelog, which is as follows.
- Message notifications while connected to vehicle Bluetooth® systems
- Daydream View performance
- Adds New Mexico as a state option during Wi-Fi Calling setup
Looks like Verizon has beaten Google in pushing out the NDE63X update, which is a very pleasant thing, because updates are a cause of general concern with Verizon, and the main reason why many people would want to buy an unlocked device instead of Verizon locked.
When Pixel and Pixel XL were launched by Google, Verizon did make it explicitly clear that they will be very timely with updates for Pixel sets, and it looks like they are sticking to their word.
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