Google Pixel Ends Up Worse With Android 7.1.2
The Pixel duo is the first-ever fully Google-made pair. These devices arrived with Android 7.1 Nougat right out-of-the-box; but, Google wasn’t satisfied and unleashed the latest version 7.1.2.
This update is the second maintenance build of Android Nougat and it comes with some minor new features and it fixes plenty of bugs that has been plaguing various Pixel, as well as Nexus, devices.
Some of these included improved fingerprint swipe performance, Bluetooth connectivity improvements, added battery usage alerts and rectifying the audio troubles with the device.
Although the Android 7.1.2 promised a whole lot of improvements, it seems like some Pixel users have been experiencing more troubles with the latest upgrade.
These folks took to Reddit forum threads to vent their frustration on the disappearance of their space bar on the keyboard. It appears that the space bar can only be accessible when the number button (?123) is tapped on.
There are still no way to fix this and it seems to be affecting quite a percentage of users. Well, if you find yourself experiencing this issue, your best bet is to install a new themed keyboard such as SwiftKey or Gboard.
The Google Pixel, launched alongside the Pixel XL, sports a 5.0-inch screen while being powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 mated to a 4GB RAM. The Pixel is fitted with a 2770mAh battery and comes in 32 and 128GB storage versions.