Google has finally rolled out the update to Android 7.1.1 for its Pixel and Nexus lineup. The latest update from the search-engine giant comes with some interesting features like app shortcuts, round app icons, and image keyboard support and more.
Google terms the latest update as “an incremental release that builds on the features already available on Pixel and Pixel XL devices, adding a handful of new features for consumers as well as optimisations and bug fixes on top of the base Android 7.1 platform.” The update will be available on Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and General Mobile 4G (Android One). You can get the update via over-the-air (OTA) or can download and flash this update manually.
To start with, the latest Android update brings a feature known as app shortcuts through which the users can easily access their favourite apps from the by simply long pressing the app icon. Users can also send GIFs directly from their keyboard on supported apps such as Google Allo, Google Messenger and Hangouts. And lastly, the company has added new emojis that promote gender equality.
Google also pushed the Android 7.1.1 source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) so that other device manufacturers can start integrating the latest version of Android for their handsets. Also, devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will receive the final version as well.