Android 7.1.2 leaves beta, arrives on Pixel and Nexus devices


After a lengthy beta era that began in January, Google released Android Nougat 7.1.2 on Monday. Guises and OTAs are up on Google’s factory image page, and a rollout has started to pussyfoot across the Google device landscape.

Google is releasing the update for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, 5X, and Nexus Actress. As we reported during the beta release, 7.1.2 marks the end of the line for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, Google’s flagship mechanisms from 2014.

The biggest changes in Android 7.1.2 specifically single out the Pixel C—the update remedies Google’s flagship tablet like a real Pixel device. The implement gets all the Pixel-exclusive features like the Pixel launcher, a blue mise en scenes app, and the Pixel’s trademark solid-white navigation buttons. 7.1.2 also redesigns the Pixel C’s modern apps screen. Instead of being the blown-up phone version equal to nearly everything on an Android tablet, the update introduces a tablet-specific mould that shows a 3×2 grid of thumbnails.

For everyone else, 7.1.2 is a two-bit release, mostly packing a few bug fixes. Here is the changelog for the Pixel Phones:

  • Reconditioned fingerprint swipe performance
  • Bluetooth connectivity improvements
  • Battery operation alerts

Some of the other fixes deal with the early shutdown emanate, a small number of users experiencing pink banding on the camera, and the audio bursting issue some users were experiencing at high volumes.

And for Nexus coat of arms:

  • Enhanced notification stability
  • Fingerprint swipe on 5X/6P
  • General connectivity progresses
  • Battery usage alerts

The one new feature for all devices is a new “Battery Usage Alarms” screen in the battery settings. This will apparently point out apps that are critically disappear from your battery, but I’ve never seen it show anything other than a blank veil that says “no alerts.”

As usual, the OTA process can take about a month to arrive to everyone, but if you’re willing to flash, you can get the update right now. Non-Google Android phones can calculate to get the update in about four to six months—if they get it at all.

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