The Pixel C is no Pixelbook. That's because the Chromebook got the Google Assistant before the Android tablet did. Funny that happened.
It was easy to predict but that doesn't make it any less sad. Discontinued way back in 2016, Google's Nexus Player is officially reaching the end of the road in terms of software support as well.
The premium Android tablet of 2015 that was rumored to have been the start to a revamp of Chrome OS is now off the first-party retail outlet.
The update is on the loose, but if waiting up to two weeks to get the latest file, you can download and flash the one ROM to rule these devices.
More details about further fixes and special features for the Pixel and Nexus devices will be disclosed later. The first batch is out now.
The maintenance review update is coming next month, but the beta goes on for another month. This time around, optimizations for low-spec devices.
On the whole, it's safe for Android devices to interact with Wi-Fi — even with the KRACK bug in effect — but it'd be nice to get that patch expedited.
Those devices have the November 5 level patch, which does not have the fix. Let's hope Pixels and Nexuses get there sooner rather than later.
The month's security update is out with patches to combat KRACK and system vulnerabilities. The Pixel 2 XL is the biggest beneficiary.
If you have a problem and happen to have forgotten your unlock code for some reason, you better hope you don't need a factory reset.
New build names and the last major update, potentially, for phones named Nexus. Android 8.0 is out on the Google devices.
Right after HMD Global updated its Nokia 6 devices in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The big fixes in this set of patches include a major media framework hole.
The installation count for the launcher app, exclusive to the Pixel and Pixel XL, has rolled over from the 500,000 milestone to 1 million.
Android app developers are being urged to work on their products and implement new APIs in time for Android O's final launch in mere months.
Qualcomm is fixing some major security holes with this late update, but Android stays at the general 7.1 level and on Nougat.
While the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are out for major version updates, they continue to be supported for the security updates, like this month's wave.
After hints of the update moving to a limited device pool over the weekend, we disseminate the build names for some clues as to how the sausage gets made.
Odd that two fairly marginalized frontier devices are getting the minor update first. Maybe it's because everyone's still playing with Android O.
The Pixel C finally gets a launcher of its namesake while the Nexus 6P finally gains something its lesser sibling could do since a while back.
More and more Android Nougat and Marshmallow-powered phones have Google Assistant interaction on the way, but tablets are still left out.
Still expecting a third-generation Google Pixel laptop announcement later this year? It's probably not happening, at least not under that name.
Still in the market for a powerful but decidedly experimental Pixel C tablet with 32GB storage? You'll need to start looking outside the Google Store now.
Nougat's next maintenance release is Android 7.1.2, already heading out to select Pixel and Nexus devices in public beta form.