The recently released stable version of the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is fixing some Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners’ LTE Band 4 connectivity problems.
This comes hot on the heels of when some users in North and South America reported that their Phones by Google had an issue with making a stable connection via the frequency last month.
The Sweetest Android Is The Fix
Those who have updated their Pixels to Android 7.1.1 are now saying that their phones can now use LTE Band 4 without a hitch on the Google Product forums.
It should be pointed out that the update may take a while before it arrives to every Pixel out there, and that means some users will have to manage without an LTE Band 4 connection a little longer.
Just to be clear on that, users can flash these files and install the update manually to jump on the Nougat bandwagon.
LTE Band 4 Problems Not Over Just Yet
While some are already reporting that the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update resolves their LTE Band 4 problems on the forums, some are saying that they’re still facing the issue.
In a word, some Pixel owners may have just gotten the short end of the stick.
At any rate, Google appears to be well aware of the matter at hand, and it’s safe for users to assume that a solution will go their way in the foreseeable future.
The Bottom Line
To boil things down, Pixel and Pixel XL owners may no longer experience LTE Band 4 connectivity problems after they update their handsets to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but the case might not be the same for everyone.
At the very least, it looks like the issue isn’t exactly related to hardware, and it can be fixed through a software update, which takes the hassle of getting a replacement and whatnot out of the equation.
Now, it’s worth noting that complications like this aren’t surprising, as they’re more or less expected to turn up on most consumer products. This isn’t the first time for the Google phones either, as an image bug on screenshots sent from iPhones and major camera issues did show up recently.
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