Google works in mysterious ways. While only 15% of Android smartphones are running the Android Nougat OS, some Google Pixel users on Android Oreo are reportedly getting an OTA update notification which states it is an Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS update. This is rather strange because these devices are already running Android 8.0.0 Oreo OS.
This might be a slight oversight from Google as the Android 7.1.2 OS has been on the Google Pixel devices for about 10 months now. Moreover, going from Android 8.0.0 to Android 7.1.2 would be a downgrade and users would need to factory reset their phones. Of what we can make of this, this is an error in naming the update from Google and this might actually be the September 2017 Android Security Patch.
This time around, the Android Security Patch has been rather late for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL users because of the arrival of the Oreo update. However it has now started to roll out. It looks like some users accidentally got an update which was named Android 7.1.2 but is actually the September 2017 Android Security Patch.
A number of users have taken up this matter to the Google Product Forums as well as on Google+. If this notification is bothering you and you want to get rid of it, all you need to do is restart your phone and the notification would go away. Google is yet to comment on this Android 7.1.2 notification.
Android Oreo has been a rather buggy OS so far. Apart from this Android 7.1.2 fiasco, let us take a quick look at all the recently discovered Android Oreo bugs:
- Exchange Mail won’t sync with the Gmail app
- Data is consumed when Wi-Fi is turned on
- Data gets turned off, disabling access to apps with unlimited data
Here’s a mega list of Android Oreo bugs that Google is currently working on. Stay tuned with us for more updates.