For the past several months, Google has broken out functional updates specific to Pixel and older Nexus devices. April’s monthly security patch features a large number of updates from general performance to battery to Wi-Fi, with 56 in total spanning the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, and Pixel 2.
Android 8.1 Oreo Stories April 2
Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!
Android 8.1 Oreo Stories March 19
Android 8.1 Oreo Stories March 5
While we all want a proper dark mode on Android, it doesn’t seem to be coming anytime soon. However, Google did implement it in a limited capacity with Android 8.1 on the Google Pixel 2 family. That was tied to the color of the wallpaper, though, forcing users who want a dark theme to stick to a select few backgrounds for their homescreen. Thanks to a new app, though, it’s possible to get that dark theme with any wallpaper…
Following the February security patch that introduced a number of fixes for the Pixel 2, the latest March update is now rolling out. This month’s patches are now rolling out with the perfunctory bug fixes and security updates for Pixel and Nexus devices.
Android 8.1 Oreo Stories February 14