Android users who purchase their phones through carriers usually have to wait some time before receiving a new software update. This is because carriers generally have to go through a certification process for each update and for each device they sell.
When Verizon previously announced that they would be selling Pixel phones, many were concerned about software updates, but the company was quick to say that it wouldn’t lag behind.
It seems that Verizon is keeping its word. Only a few days after Google releasing Android 8.0 update that were bought through them, Verizon has started rolling out Android Oreo (8.0) update for phones purchased through them (as noted by Android Police).
Many were previously concerned about how frequent the updates would be. Verizon is now showing that it plans to keeps its promise to push Pixel software updates in a timely fashion. If you bought a Pixel device through Verizon, be on the lookout to download Android 8.0 update very soon.