Earlier in the week, Google posted April’s security patch for Android 7.1.1, while also rolling out stable 7.1.2 to select Pixel and Nexus devices. Then yesterday, Verizon updated its Pixel and Pixel XL support pages showing another unannounced update on the way as build NHG47K. We initially thought the “H” in there might be a typo, since the 7.1.2 builds expected were N2G47J and N2G47E. As it turns out, some Verizon Pixel owners have indeed starting seeing NHG47K and it is 7.1.2.
Google hasn’t posted factory images or OTA files for it yet, but it appears to be a Verizon-only update. A whole thread of users on reddit have seen it this morning.
According to Verizon’s changelog, there is actually some good stuff in the update, as you would expect from a quarterly maintenance release. And not that this is exclusive stuff to the Verizon unit – this should be general 7.1.2 improvements for all Pixel and Nexus devices:
- Improvement: Better performance and connectivity for Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi
- Improvement: Adds a new feature allowing you to back up and restore 1st-party apps such as Calendar™, Drive™ and Messenger
- Improvement: Better Voice call performance
- Improvement: Latest Android™ security patches
- Bug fix: Certain HD Voice/Wi-Fi Calling options were missing after the phone’s software was updated
- Bug fix: In rare cases the phone was not able to receive text messages.
Head into Settings>About phone>System updates and let us know if you see it!
UPDATE: The factory images and OTA files for this special Verizon build now available.