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Verizon Updates Google Pixel and Pixel XL to Android 8.0 Oreo

Last week, Google released Android 8.0 Oreo to the masses, meaning those with Pixel and Nexus devices. However, as originally noted when the Pixel and Pixel XL were announced, Verizon is managing major software updates for the handsets if one buys a device through them. Luckily, even though VZW has a terrible track record with timely software updates, it looks like this isn’t the case with the Pixels as Oreo is now rolling out to the Phones by Google bought through Big Red, as originally noted by Android Police.

Those wanting to install Oreo on their Verizon Pixel or Pixel XL can do so by going to Settings > About phone > System updates. You’ll then notice the update package ready to be downloaded. Once downloaded, hit install and wait. We recommend plugging your phone into an outlet and jumping on Wi-Fi before doing any of this so your cellular data isn’t eaten up for the month and your phone doesn’t die during installation.

You can learn more about what Oreo brings to the table here.


Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than two years. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bound to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

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