Android 8.1 update caused some Pixel C tablets to factory reset, Google says it’s fixed

When a manufacturer releases a system update, there is a general assumption that the update will not break everything. If you have a Pixel C that hasn’t received the Android 8.1 update yet (or you’ve been holding off), consider yourself lucky – many users discovered that the OTA triggered a factory reset.

Google released the final build of Android 8.1 earlier this week, and the update started to roll out to Nexus and Pixel devices worldwide (including the Pixel C).

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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL units on beta start getting Android 8.1 update as well

Google has started pushing out the Android 8.1 OTA update to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL units running the second Developer Preview build. The update weighs in at 41MB for the standard model and around 43MB for the XL variant. The update will directly bump your device to 8.1 stable channel (meaning you don’t have to downgrade to 8.0 first). However, the process does involve a factory reset of your device. It’s worth mentioning that devices running Android 8.0 have already started getting the 8.1 update. Not only that, the Mountain View, California based company has also made available…

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Google is pushing final 8.1 OTA updates to Pixel 2 and 2 XL devices on the beta

Android 8.1 Oreo is final just a few weeks after the second developer preview rolled out. You can get the system images and OTA files for manual installation, and OTAs are hitting phones running 8.0. That’s not all—devices in the developer preview that were running DP2 are also seeing an OTA update today.

So far, Pixel 2 and 2 XL devices are getting an OTA notification.

For the Pixel 2 XL, the OTA update clocks in at just 42.9MB.

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