Google just dropped the February 2018 security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices on us, the same update that should include 3rd party access for camera apps with Pixel Visual Core. At this time, we already have both factory image and OTA files, so choose whichever works best for you if you don’t feel like waiting for the update to show up on your device.
So far, we are seeing new 8.1.0 files for Pixel 2 (OPM1.171019.019), Pixel 2 XL (OPM1.171019.018), Pixel and Pixel XL (OPM1.171019.016), Pixel C (OPM1.171019.016), Nexus 6P (OPM3.171019.014, OPM5.171019.015), and Nexus 5X (OPM3.171019.014, OPM5.171019.015).
Here are the functional update for the February patch:
|A-68863351||UX||Improved icons in Settings app.||All|
|A-68198663||Bluetooth||Improved Bluetooth call quality for some headsets.||Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL|
|A-68317240||Wi-Fi||Improved Wi-Fi uplink performance.||Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL|
|A-69263786||Camera||Improved Camera performance in certain light conditions.||Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL|
|A-67844294||Android Auto||Improved Android Auto Projected performance for some cars.||Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL|
|A-69349260||App Compatibility||Improved RSA key parsing from byte arrays.||All|
|A-68832228||Power||Improved battery performance on some Pixel 2XL devices.||Pixel 2 XL|
|A-69797895||Mobile Data||Improved data performance for Telus users in certain network environments.||Pixel 2|
|A-68368139||Stability||Improved device stability after booting in certain situations.||Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL|
|A-68874871||Audio||Improved routing when switching audio outputs.||Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL|
As more files arrive as well as additional details, we’ll update this post.