We can confirm that the update has been received on one of our Pixel devices, so others should be seeing it pop up soon enough on their own phones.
To recap, there should be Android 8.1.0 files for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (OPM1.171019.011), Pixel and Pixel XL (OPM1.171019.011), Pixel C (OPM1.171019.011), Nexus 6P (OPM1.171019.011), and Nexus 5X (OPM1.171019.011).
As for what’s changing, this update includes the December security patch, hamburger emoji fix, and more. Check out our What’s New in Android 8.1 video below for the full rundown.
If you haven’t yet enrolled your eligible device into the Android Beta, follow the link below to do so.
What’s New in Android 8.1
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