As you may have heard, the new Google smartphones are out and they come in two models: the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL. They also come with the newest operating system from Google, Android Nougat and they are actually the only devices on the market right now that run the pure version of this OS and they will also be among the first ones that will get the Android 7.1 Nougat upgrade.
The Android 7.0 Nougat OS was launched at the end of August and although it was believed to be showcased by new Google devices upon its launch, it rolled out as an OTA upgrade, instead. The upgrade is still rolling out to specific Nexus devices and presumably, the process will be completed very soon.
After all settles in, the upcoming Android 7.1 Nougat will roll out and it will come with many new features on top of the ones that belong to the Android 7.0 Nougat. However, the Google Pixel models will get certain features from Android 7.1 Nougat that will not be available to other devices.
Those features include support for the Google Daydream platform, which is a VR platform that enables the device to work in conjunction with a specific Daydream View VR handset and offer a truly immersive experience.
Then there is the Google Assistant which is basically an improved version of Google Now that can communicate more efficiently and can ask follow-up questions.
The Pixel camera app is another feature that will be tweaked a bit by the upcoming Android 7.1 Nougat upgrade. It’s already considered one of the best available smartphone cameras due that app, but supposedly, the upgrade will add artificial intelligence features to it.
There are many other features that will come with the Android 7.1 Nougat which is expected to come in early December as a final build. In the meantime, the upgrade will be released in the form of a developer preview beta sometime at the end of October for specific Nexus (now named Pixel) devices.