April is here and with that comes a new monthly security bulletin from Google which brings fixes and some functional changes to Android that will eventually make its way onto devices running the OS. With this month's bulletin a number of improvements for the Pixel 2 devices were introduced, but also for the older first gen Pixel and "some" Nexus phones.
- Assisted dialing support for Pixel 2
- Improve VoLTE - VoWi-Fi handover during emergency calls for all Pixels
- Reduce delays upon opening certain apps for Pixel 2
- Enable IMS911 on certain networks for all Pixels
- Improve magnetic sensor performance for Pixel 2
- Improve modem stability for all Pixels
- Improve stability for Pixel 2 devices in part of Canada for Pixel 2
- Optimize search logic to improve battery performance for Pixel 2
- Prioritize certain data bands for all Pixels
- Improve switching between Wi-Fi and LTE for Pixel 2 XL
- Improve audio speaker performance during calls for some Nexus and all Pixels
The update will most likely go live for Google's own devices first, but the firm does notify other Android partners at least a month in advance about these known issues so that they can choose to fix them in their own OS builds if inclined.
The update is also available to download as firmware images, and you can grab those and view the full list of changes that affect all Android devices at the source link below.