Google has started rolling out the next incremental update for the latest Android Nougat. As confirmed by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering, Google, the new update is currently being rolled out in beta and can be installed by anyone who wants to test the new update.
As of now, the developer preview or the beta version of Android 7.1.2 is rolled out for select Google devices including the new Pixel and Pixel XL, Nexus Player, Pixel C and the LG-made Nexus 5X. Further, the update for the Nexus 6P is in works and will be out soon.
Burke said – “We’re expecting to launch the final release of the Android 7.1.2 in just a couple of months, Like the beta, it will be available for for Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and Pixel C devices.”
As mentioned before, this update is just another incremental update and focuses on refinements which include some bug fixes and optimisations along with some carrier-specific enhancements.
If you have a device that is eligible for the new update, head on to android.com/beta and choose to receive the update post which you will receive the latest developer preview on your device.
Further, Google has also confirmed that this update will not be released for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 tablet. As reported by Droid Life, both the devices which were released back in 2014 has already received their last OS update except the security patches. This was expected as Google promised the update support for both the above-mentioned devices till October 2016, however, the search engine giant went on and released Android 7.1.1 update for Nexus 9 in December 2016 and for Nexus 6 in January 2017.
Meanwhile, the current Pixel lineup recently went on sale on Snapdeal with up to Rs 10,000 cashback. Before this, the device was only available via Flipkart.