While many are probably already enjoying the new functionalities offered by the latest OS from Google – Android 7.0 Nougat – some users haven’t even upgraded to the previous operating system which is Android 6.0 Marshmallow. And to make the latter category feel even more behind with everything, Google has recently announced an upgrade for the new OS entitled Android 7.1 Nougat.
But that’s the way things work in the mobile OS world. The newer generation of devices will always gest the newest operating systems because they usually also have the latest specs that are able to support upgrades. Then there are the manufacturers and carriers who also have to modify the new mobile operating systems to fit their devices and customer plan, respectively and that takes a while.
Now, if you are one of the lucky people that owns one of the new Nexus devices then you will probably get the upgrade in December. It is anticipated that the Nexus 5X, 6P, Player and the Pixel C will get the Android 7.1 Nougat then, while the other Nexus (now named Pixel) devices will get them soon after.
In the meantime, the Android 7.1 Nougat upgrade will be made available as a beta preview for developers starting this month and it will roll out to the aforementioned devices. Naturally, developers who are enlisted and the Android Beta program are urged to download it and modify or fin tune their apps for the upcoming upgrade.
Google has already stated that the upgrade will enrich Android Nougat and improve many of its functions. More importantly, it will also come with the Daydream platform which will be the first Android native VR platform.
The upgrade is also confirmed to come with security, performance and productivity enhancements complete with bug fixes. It will also feature a new API for app shortcuts, circular app icons, image keyboard support and many more useful tweaks.
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