Google has started publishing a new build of the Android 7.1.1 Nougat software for both the Pixel and the Pixel XL smartphones, listed as build NMF26Q release 6, which should end up fixing cellular connectivity issues for users that were having problems connecting to their networks. This comes a week after Android 7.1.1 was initially pushed out to the Pixel and the Pixel XL as build NMF26O, which did happen to fix connectivity issues for some people who were having problems with connecting to LTE Band 4. Today's published builds reportedly also have some focus with fixing connectivity problems, but also specifically for those having sending issues on the UK's O2 carrier with multimedia messages.
While last week's initial update seemed to get rid of any issues revolving around connecting to LTE Band 4, this new build of the software seems to take care of any remaining users who were still having some connection problems with their cellular network. That being said, many users may not have received an update to their Pixel or Pixel XL in regards to last week's software update build, and just like last week, for those that don't want to wait for the software to be pushed out to their device, both the Factory Images and the OTA Images have been published to the Android developers website, which can be accessed from the buttons below if you're planning to flash the new software builds to your device manually.
Other than the connectivity fixes that are part of this particular build, it doesn't appear that there are any other changes with this version of the software, so if you aren't having any connectivity problems with your cellular network where they shouldn't normally be there, say for example you're not getting coverage where there should be coverage, then there is no reason to flash this build of the software, although it's possible that once Google begins sending it out over-the-air that it will roll out to users who don't have issues with cellular connectivity too, and installing it shouldn't be any problem if the update comes through as an OTA.
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