Pixel & Nexus May Android 8.1 Update: What to Know

Like clockwork, Google just released its new monthly May Android 8.1 Oreo update for Nexus and Pixel devices. These updates are all about security, but Google added some important bug fixes for the Pixel and Pixel 2 at the same time.

With the Pixel and Nexus May Android 8.1 Oreo update rolling out as we speak, here’s everything you need to know. We’ll explain what to expect, a few of the changes, and give you links to download and install it right now.

This May Android 8.1 update is available for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, 2 XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and the Pixel C Tablet. The older Nexus 5 and Player are no longer supported. Keep in mind that this is an important update that could affect your device and its performance. Especially those with the original Pixel XL. Updates started on May 7th and will continue all week.

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