Pixel owners on Oreo receiving September patch disguised as downgrade to Nougat
Certain Pixel owners are being asked to downgrade their phone’s software.
The Android 8.0 Oreo announcement came and went a few weeks ago, and the Pixel phones began recieving the over-the-air update. However, it looks like some users are running into a new problem: their phones are asking to be updated to Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
9to5Google reports that several users on Google+ and Google’s Product Forums have noted that they received the “update” notification. Fortunately, it seems like a reboot fixes the problem and makes the notification disappear. Users noted that when they rebooted, the devices were running the September 2017 security patch, so it appears this was just a mislabeled OTA file.
In other news, the September security patch is currently rolling out to Pixel users, which is a bit later than what we reported a few days ago.
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