Google has finally launched the second and which is also the final version of the Android 7.1.1 to choose Nexus and Pixel phones and tablets. This is the last leg of the update before the release of the hardware in December of this year. This preview supports the Nexus 5X and 6P along with Pixel C. The support for the Nexus 9 smartphones has also been updated—so you can enroll for any of these devices in the beta program here if you want to download OTA updates.
It is to be noted that the last version will support for Nexus 6 and the Nexus Player. Android Naugat 7.1 is already running in Pixel phones.
Though there are not many updates in the new beta as Google is focusing on developers who are working day and night to get the apps ready for the new Naugat version. Android Studio 2.2.2 supportthe new API level 25.
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Apart from that, an Android emulator image includes developers’ tools which has already been updated. Google has provided tools to help developers come up with round icons for their apps.
Android 7.1 will not have all features that Pixel have right now, you will have to do without Google Assistant and New Pixel Launcher. You will also not get Daydream VR support and Naugat’s seamless mechanism.
Dave Burke, Google’s VP for engineering, tells, “Later this month we’ll be bringing you the Android 7.1 platform as an open Developer Preview, similar to what we did for Android 7.0. You’ll be able to test and build on the new platform and try the latest features.”
When the Nexus family will have Android 7.1 Nougat update, the remaining manufacturers will pick up the slack and start the delivery of the update for their handsets. Android 7.1 Nougat, will have the performance , productivity, and security of Android Android 7.0 Nougat, and it will have the benefits of the latest API and have also done away with a few bugs. It has a circular app icon and an enhanced live wallpaper metadata.
In case you are owner of one of the devices mentioned in the headline and you have also signed up for the Android Beta Program, Google will automatically sent an OTA update to your device.
The factory images are up for grabs from Google’s special website. Though, it is not easy to join the beta program and most of you will have to wait for the over-the-air update in a week or so. The build number is NPF26F for all devices except the Pixel C, which has NPF26H.