Public Beta of Android 7.1.2 Nougat update launched by Google
By Vamsi Krishna N : 01-Feb-2017
Google has launched the latest version for its Android 7.1.2 Nougat which is a public beta update of the smartphone OS. The eligible devices for this beta update are Pixel, Pixel C, Pixel XL, Nexus 5 X, and Nexus Player, which are registered under the Android Beta program.
The users who find that their devices are not enrolled for the update should visit the below-mentioned website and opt-in your eligible Android device. Website Link
According to the market sources, the update is said to be weighing at a size of 827.9 MB that is considered to be quite large for an incremental beta build.
While the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 device lines have been excluded from the list making the Android 7.1.1 as their last update, the Nexus 6P is expected to receive an update for its OS soon later.
According to the company, the update is set to fix a lot of bugs along with a few optimizations for the device. The VP of Engineering Dave Burke said in his blog post that this beta update is an incremental maintenance release.
Dave Burke said, “Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements, so it includes a number of bug fixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users.”
The post also revealed that the current beta update will be sent to all the devices enrolled through the air in the next few days. Else, the users also have the option to download the update and flash it manually.
The company further said that the devices Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Nexus Player are slated to receive the update first and that the users can expect their devices to receive their update of this new beta version by March.