Android 8.1 Factory Images Live: OTA Update Expected Soon
Google has been testing the Android 8.1 OS update for some time now in it’s Beta phase. However, after testing out two Developer Previews of the OS, Google has finally released the final version of the OS in forms of factory images. These factory images are live and updated on the Google website.
The Android 8.1 Factory Images are available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Google Pixel and Pixel XL as well as the recently released Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. These images can be downloaded and flashed on to the phone by the users who are familiar with the process.
However if you are not familiar with how to manually install a new Android OS update on your phone, we’d recommend you skip the Android 8.1 Factory images and wait for the OTA Update which will allow you to install Android 8.1 with ease. The OTA update is expected later this week or early next week.