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Google rolls out Android 8.1 Oreo developer preview for Pixel and Nexus devices

The users can opt for the Android 8.1 developer preview by enrolling their supported device themselves in the Android Beta Program on Android Developers Blog

Google has started rolling out the developer version of its latest Android 8.1 Oreo for the Nexus and Pixel devices.The Android 8.1 developer version is an update for the existing Android 8.0 operating system, announced earlier this year.

Users can opt for the Android 8.1 developer preview by enrolling the supported devices through the Android Beta Program on Android Developers Blog. The list includes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Nexus, Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. Once enrolled, the handsets will receive regular over-the-air (OTA) updates of all builds in the Android 8.1 Developer Preview and when the next version of Android is released, the device will automatically update to the final version.

It is worth noting, installing a Beta version can possibly run your device on some issues. The issues can be of type – data not working, WiFi not working or other functionality issues. The OTA file is of 948.5 MB for Pixel device with build no of OPP5.170921.005. Further, before downloading it notifies users that pre-release version may contain errors and defects.

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Meanwhile, Google announced its flagship Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will come with a two-year warranty worldwide. The announcement was made today by Mario Queiroz, Vice President of Product Management at Google. The customers who have already bought the Pixel 2 or the Pixel 2 XL before will also be eligible for the two-year warranty.

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