Published: Thu, October 13, 2016
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

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Also, the Verizon version of the Google Pixel is carrier unlocked, so you can use it where ever you like.

At the time of announcement, Google confirmed that both Pixel and Pixel XL run Android 7.1 Nougat, an incremental update to Android 7.0. But a number of users have questioned whether Android 7.1 would even arrive in the first place. It's also published the list of devices getting it, and thankfully it includes some older Nexus models for which support could have ended already.

Image keyboard support. - Users will be able to express themselves with custom stickers, animated GIFs, and more in third party apps.

Choosing a new phone to buy in 2016 ultimately leaves you with two choices, either for an Apple phone, or an Android phone with a lot of brands to choose from.

The final version of Android 7.1 is slated to be released in early December, but Google didn't give out a specific date. One of the most stunning features of Google Pixel is the new AI, and you'll be glad to know that there is a way to enable Google Assistant on any Android device. The Pixel and Pixel XL, launching on October 20th, will be the first devices to ship with Android 7.1 out of the box.

For those fearless enough to test out what could potentially be a buggy beta, the Android Beta Program can be enrolled in here.

Google has announced Android 7.1 will begin rolling out to beta testers later this month. Initially it will only work on the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C, but support for other devices, including the Pixels, will follow.

First of all in terms of sales the Pixel phone is turning out to be a huge letdown but this is all Google's fault, having made the device exclusive to Verizon in the US.

If you're game, you too can try it out with the details of the Build.Prop modification available over on XDA-Developers. The storage manager intent will take people directly to a new settings screen where they can free up space on the device.

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