Android 8.1 Oreo January security patch Slows Down Pixel and Pixel 2

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Google Pixel Devices started receiving Android 8.1 Oreo January security patch. However, some users have claimed that their devices have gotten slow after updating to the latest January Security Patch. Since the launch of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both the devices have been in the news mostly for the wrong reasons. The latest Pixel devices are facing one issue after another. This time, users are complaining that they are facing problems with slow response times and lagging after installing the Android 8.1 Oreo January Security Patch on Pixel.

Android 8.1 Oreo January security patch

Users are claiming that apps are taking more than a couple of seconds before they are launched. Also, there is a considerable lag when going back to the home screen. However, this turned out to be an issue which is not that hard to fix. If you have installed Android 8.1 Oreo January security patch and your Pixel device has started to show sluggishness then simply restart the device to fix the lag issue on Pixel and Pixel 2.

Google has confirmed that this issue only occurs when users sideload the update. Those installing it OTA shouldn’t have any such problems. Therefore, if you are planning to sideload the update then it might be the good idea to opt for OTA update for Android 8.1 Oreo January security patch.