Last week, Google pushed its monthly security patch update for July out to supported devices and we brought the news to you in our weekly series. If you have one of four Google phones and had trouble pulling the update from settings, you were not alone. There seemed to be an issue and thankfully Google recognized it and got it fixed right away.
Droid-Life reported that Google’s latest phones, the Pixel and Pixel 2 models, were the only devices affected. Several users across the globe were experiencing the troubles when trying to pull the update despite it being live near the start of the month. The update contains only security patches, making this even more weird since the update size is only a couple of MB.
Whatever was the issue has now been solved somehow, someway and the update is live as of today and rolling out as we speak. I didn’t notice anything over the past week, but I just received the update notification on my Pixel 2 XL. You can now dive into settings to try to force the update by tapping several times on the “Check for update” button. It should work but doesn’t always right away. Give it a few tries while connected to the internet.
Did you experience any delay or issues? If so, are you seeing the update now that it’s rolling out for real? If not, your best bet is probably just to wait and see what happens in the next day or so. Shall you want to learn more about Android updates, hit up our Droid Updates Series that runs weekly, where we provide a roundup of all the updated devices each week.