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Small Android O Beta Update Rolling Out

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We tweeted this out last night, but wanted to make sure you all saw it this morning – another Android O beta update began rolling out. As far as we can tell, it’s a small update, weighing in at anywhere from 40MB to 55MB.

The exact build number is OPP2.170420.019. The previous build ended on .017. Β 

In terms of what this update does, we aren’t sure, but it does allow Android Pay to at least open. I haven’t been able to test if it now works, though it looks like it should now. Android Pay was broken in the update prior.

If you notice anything else, let us know. Otherwise, grab that update!

  • Kashif Akhtar

    Works fine on my Nexus 5x but battery drain is a huge problem, overnight it will go from 100 to 65% when i wake up for work, incredibly frustrating and annoying short battery life. Tempted to go back to 7.1.1 as 7.1.2 was just as bad on my phones battery.

  • Rabid Rotty

    Hoping that it will fix a serious bug, When my 6P is plugged into my windows 10 machine, It only charges and doesn’t give me the option to transfer any files

  • What

    My download size was 918.9 MB on a pixel XL. The previous version was 7.1.2

  • DreamSTi

    Anybody having issue trying to leave this beta? I unenrolled and haven’t got the update to flash back.

  • Russell Cormier

    FYI…Android Pay worked at AutoZone on my 6P running the 019 update. πŸ™‚

  • Aaron Sylvia

    Where do you get the wallpaper with the birds

  • Taylor Blackley

    Well biggest change I see for the better is the ability to now access AVRCP 1.5 and 1.6!!! Bluetooth is buggy as hell but the kinks will be worked out hopefully. Can scroll through the difference playlists in my car now, and album artwork comes through from Play Music!

  • John Roberts

    My 6P got the .19 update yesterday that was 45mb and failing. This morning the same update .19 was available but was 1054mb. Installed without any issues.

  • too all those saying Android Pay works…. Actually try it at a terminal.

    Android Pay app loads up, but come to a register and it refuses to let you pay with it. – Pixel

    • Jeremy Wray

      I used it 4 times today without issue

  • Joseph Ferraro

    The new install on my 6P was a success! I confirmed the build number is correct.

    • Jeremy Wray

      I just got the notification for the update, downloading now

  • Joseph Ferraro

    I’m in the process of downloading the newest update. (OPP2.17420.019) for my Nexus 6P. This time the file size is 1053.3MB I will post on the status when install is finished.

  • Finire

    The one thing I’m seeing is some massive issues with Android Auto recognizing when it connects to a car.

  • Tony Kuligowski

    This update threw my 6p into a bootloop. I ended up putting marshmallow back on my phone because ever since Nougat my battery life had been horrible. 1.5-2 hrs sot type horrible. Marshmallow is the only thing my 6p likes. Sucks cause I was hoping O would fix things and I love living on the bleeding edge.

  • Shagnscooby

    Android Auto and Android Pay now work for me. DIdn’t work yesterday.

  • Cael

    Android Pay works on my Pixel XL after receiving this update.

    • πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊMarshall

      Does it really? On my Pixel the app does indeed start after the latest update, but throws an error message when you actually attempt to pay…

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      • Cael

        It worked when I used it to pay at a vending machine.

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  • Joseph Ferraro

    My 6P keeps crashing after the download during the install. Just a picture of a droid on his back with the message “error” It then rebbots to previous build

    • d

      same here

    • Andrew Azotea

      Same

  • CabbageHeadCat.

    Not surprising, but Android Pay doesn’t work in these builds yet. FYI to those considering.

    • Cael

      It just worked for me.

    • rodney11ride

      Mine works

    • Jeremy Wray

      6p so im still stuck on 17 and it worked fine for me earlier

  • Jason Jonke

    I had the error on my 6P as well. I am also having bluetooth issues with my car. The music will play, but none of the information is visible. That is enough to make me want to roll back.

    • OkieDokie

      Yup, exact same for me and changing the bluetooth version in settings didn’t help either. Also Google Play Music app starts by itself on reboot.

    • Jeremy Wray

      Mine did this when i first got into my car and it kept flashing no data like it was trying to load the info throughout the song. Once the next song started the info was there and haven’t had an issue since.

      Though I am annoying in my work vehicle everytime i get in it will open google music and start playing. My car used to do that and I finally got it to stop somehow, and now my new work vehicle is doing it now but not in my car. I don’t get it haha.

    • Joseph Ferraro

      Mine plays and displays the information. But I cant control it via steering wheel buttons since the update.

    • Greg H

      Has anyone found a solution? I had the Android “O” Beta on my nexus 6p and had to remove it when sound wouldn’t play through my JVC car deck :(. The Bluetooth connects just fine, and will say “playing” but no audio will come through. Do you at least get audio?

  • Daniel Thomas

    Do the notification dots on the App icons not work on 6P? Is that just a pixel launcher feature of O?

    • I’m positive it’s a Pixel Launcher feature. Try sideloading the apk to see if it works. I tried GNL and they don’t work.

  • mcdonsco

    Obviously being beta it ain’t perfect, but is it useable? As in, would my phone work for the most part fine with this just expect some bugs?

    • Mr Trex

      I’ve ran for 24 hours and it’s fine. Watch your battery. Some software freaks out and uses all the battery. Es Explorer used 60% yesterday.

      • Mr Trex

        And HIT doesn’t load πŸ™

    • mlm5em

      My battery life has actually been impressive on the beta. Probably because I turned off Background activity for a ton of apps. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eaaaef5de863733535628a24f5b0d44f888ae3ff0cb89d1c8cffc0680083c526.png

    • fritzo2162

      I’ve had no issues so far. Kind of like the cosmetic changes.

      • needa

        I do to. Sorta. Having a hard time with the black on white/gray. .but like everything else.

        • fritzo2162

          Saw my first issue with the screen brightness not always coming back up when I turn on the phone. The patch seemed to fix it.

          • needa

            Wasn’t on before the patch, but I have noticed that it is kind of slow to react on that sort of thing. Maybe it is because it wants to fade in and look cool. I would rather it just be there when I hit the button. I am noticing a lot of things like that…. Animations taking precedence over function.

    • rodney11ride

      Ive had no issues with mine… runnnin smooth… daily driver for work also

      • Boomdizzle

        I had a terrible time on DP1, Beta is so much better

    • JR

      Some minor hiccups with Google Music, but other than that, it’s been fine on my Pixel. The update re-enabled Android Pay, so it’s all good.

    • Untchbl06

      It’s definitely usable…just wifi issues, some apps are broken and won’t cast.

  • King_Android

    DP2 is definitely stable enough for me now to use as my daily driver. Also, I got the update on my 6P but it failed to install along with others, but my Android Pay works, so I don’t know what this fix is for.

  • needa

    To those that stuck it on yesterday, is it good enough?

    • King_Android

      Yes, DP2 is stable enough.

    • Jeremy Wray

      Depends on your usage. Battery life has for sure taken a hit and a few apps dont play nice with it.

      • needa

        I wasn’t thinking about apps. Oh well. Too Late. I wish I would have remembered rolling back to mm last year for that very reason.

        • Jeremy Wray

          Pandora crashes alittle more then it usually does, and the Gamestop app won’t load. That’s the only two issue’s I’ve seen with apps but im sure there are more that I havent tried or don’t use.

          • needa

            I just did a reboot. Phone calls are ringing, but no showing up on the phone. I just now had two phone calls coming through from the same person. And once I hung up from one, the notification would not go away for the other. Hopefully the reboot will fix. I wonder if it is because of the cat paw easter egg I had going.
            The good news is… it reboots massively quicker. XL

    • OkieDokie

      I would personally hold off until the next beta iteration if you care about battery life. My 6P bat drains about twice as fast.

      • Jeremy Wray

        same if not more, I usually get through a day easily. I was at 40% by 11am yesterday.

    • πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊMarshall

      Google Play Music crashes on startup for me. My favourite football app isn’t perfect but that’s more an app update issue. Android Pay has been hit and miss. That’s about all I’ve got.

      • needa

        I haven’t had any issues with play music. Used it several times. Maybe clear your data?

  • Barlog

    Won’t update on my 6P either, I’ve never rooted it but I did unlock the bootloader. This might be the problem…?

    • Russell Cormier

      I’m stock.Β  Seems to not relate to bootloader status.

    • King_Android

      This update fails on all 6Ps due to Google not signing the update.

      • Daniel Thomas

        It was failing for me too. I just tried again, and still got the error message. I let my phone sit on that error message for 5+minutes and it eventually updated. Try again, and do nothing on the error page

  • TBreezy

    I’ve held off until Android pay is working. Can anyone confirm Android pay is now working.

    • cromo8

      This update was specifically to fix Android pay

      • Yura Kazimirov

        Wrong, Pay isn’t working. Pay was fixed for 017 with a server side fix, but 019 breaks it again. Users report that Pay says their phone is not suitable due to root, etc.

        • Jeremy Wray

          I havent tried it before or after the update but ive seen many report that it didnt work before and post update it now does work, though you apparently cannot add a new card

        • Nicolas Finn

          If your bootloader is unlocked, it still won’t let you add a card. Otherwise, this update makes aPay work.

        • JR

          Pay didn’t work for me in 17 and now works in 19. No root.

  • Roog

    The update fails on my Nexus 6P, a known issue hopefully fixed soon

    • Michael Chadwick

      Same here . . .

      • Aaron Sylvia

        same here

    • Daniel Thomas

      Same here

    • Russell Cormier

      Same here

    • Daniel Thomas

      I just tried again, and got the same ERROR page with the android robot. Instead of long pressing the power button to restart the phone (which doesn’t install the update and reverts back to last build) I just let my phone sit on the error screen. Eventually the phone self-started and installed the update.

      Try just letting your phone sit on the error screen.

      • OkieDokie

        As I thought, this didn’t work for me. It does eventually restart, but without completing the OTA .019 update leaving me at .017.

        • Daniel Thomas

          Actually, you are right. I didn’t look at the build number to confirm. I’m still on .017. I was going off the update screen that now says there are no updates available and i’m on the latest version. Maybe Google pulled the update.

          Sorry for the bad information

          • Russell Cormier

            Yup…17 for me too.Β  No new updates

          • Justice League

            as of 11-29 pm, 05.19.2017 my nexus 6p is running .019 – no probs installing OTA

          • OkieDokie

            Possibly. After each of my attempts it took up to few hours for the .019 OTA update notification to appear again. Manually checking for updates after the error reboot didn’t give the notification.

          • Daniel Thomas

            I’ve tried multiple times to install the update. Each unsuccessful time when I go into settings>system>system update the update is still there waiting to be downloaded again. This time nothing is there and says there is no update available.

          • OkieDokie

            Could just be a timing thing, not sure. But my OTA freshly downloaded when I tried your initial suggestion half an hour ago and if the OTA was pulled I would imagine that I should not have been able to download it.

          • Jeremy Wray

            ive gotten the notification and tried to install it 4 times now since last night and fails each time. Everytime i pops up I hope that Google fixed it and its a working update.

  • I don’t see any “major” fix except Android Pay, sadly. You’d think they’d fix at least some minor bugs (persistent WiFi icon, for example).

    • Tobi De la Cuz

      I doubt they’ll fix much between now and the next release. I’m assuming the reason they fixed Android Pay was because maybe it was “supposed to work” in this release.

      • To be fair, when I saw that APay wasn’t working I thought “didnt it work on the Nougat beta?”.

        Oh well. Aside from some minor bugs, so far everything has been good. Battery drain concerned me since they usually screw up battery but I have yet to see one.

    • Daniel Richardson

      the persistent wifi icon is one of the first things i noticed.. I didn’t notice on the initial android O dev preview.. I hope they fix that as well, it’s pretty annoying.

      • I tried turning off automatic WiFi connection to see if it got rid of it, but nope. :/

        • Dustin M

          Flip the wifi switch in the System – System UI Tuner – Status Bar section of Settings. There’s how I removed it until they fix the persistent setting.

          • Trooper311

            Thanks for the tip. Now if they would put back the Wifi and LTE icons to there proper place lol.

          • Jeremy Wray

            It is alittle weird seeing a large LTE next to the signal bars.

      • rodney11ride

        turn it off in system ui tuner

        • Daniel Richardson

          but that turns the icon off altogether, i don’t want that either..

          • rodney11ride

            that is a true statement lol. but if its annoying why do you need it at all. you’ll know when you are connected to wifi when your LTE disappears.

    • Jeremy Wray

      may not be a bug and more likely its there by design, i hope they dont keep it though. but yeah you shouldn’t see any updates inbetween the releases unless there is a major bug they need to patch

    • trixnkix637

      The way it’s greyed out when not connected makes me think they meant for it to be persistent​.

    • rodney11ride

      Just turn it off in system ui tuner…