Google's monthly Android patches are live, and it's a momentous occasion this time. This is the first cycle that the Pixel and Pixel XL are included in the lineup. In addition to the security patches, which can be read about in the security bulletin, this update should enable Daydream VR support on the Pixel phones. You can either wait for the update, or do it manually.

There are a few different builds this time, but thankfully Google has started listing the month next to each build. Most of the November releases are 7.0, but there is also 7.1 for the Pixels. The Nexus 6 also has a few patched builds of Marshmallow for some reason. Here are new build numbers.

  • Pixel – NDE63X, NDE63V, NDE63U
  • Pixel XL – NDE63X, NDE63V, NDE63U
  • Pixel C – NRD91N
  • Nexus 6P – NBD91K
  • Nexus 5X – NRD91N
  • Nexus 6 – MMB31C, MOB31K, NBD91P
  • Nexus Player – NRD91N
  • Nexus 9 LTE – NRD91N
  • Nexus 9 Wi-Fi – NRD91N

We're not currently sure what each of the variants for the Pixels are, but Verizon lists NDE63X specifically. It includes the following.

  • Message notifications while connected to vehicle Bluetooth® systems
  • Daydream View performance
  • Adds New Mexico as a state option during Wi-Fi Calling setup

You can get the new builds as factory images and as OTA updates. There are also binary files available for all the relevant hardware. Remember, this update will disable the dePixel8 workaround that allowed unlocking the Verizon Pixel. Happy installing.


Google has added some clarification to the version numbers on the factory image page for the Pixel phones. The U build is for Europe, the X build is Verizon, and the V build is (apparently) the standard Google Store phone.