While some devices such as the Pixel and Pixel XL, which are handsets made by Google themselves, run Android Nougat 7.1 from the get go, some other devices have to wait their turn to get the newest firmware.
The Android 7.1 rollout is now on the horizon, and the first in line, as per usual, will be the Nexus devices. They are the first to receive any major update that Google drops. For those too keen to wait for the official update to hit their mobile devices, they could try the firmware beforehand, by using Google’s Android Beta Program. How this program works, is that you sign up and get Android Nougat 7.1 before it officially release.
However, the version you’re getting is the beta version, meaning that from time to time it can malfunction, act out or even completely opposite to that, not respond. It is important to keep in mind that the purpose of the beta build is to test out all the glitches and bugs and what now, so they can be fixed by the time the official release build hits the masses.
If someone encounters any kind of problem, bug or malfunction while testing out Android Nougat 7.1 on the Android Beta Program, they should report it to Google so the issue may be addressed. Any problem, big or small, is something that the developer most likely wants to hear about.
There are several devices that are considered eligible for the Android Beta Program. Among them, the Pixel C, followed by the Nexus 5X and 6P, but also the Nexus Player, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Android One.
There is also a warning that everyone should know about. Google warns users testing Android 7.1 Nougat on the Beta program that if they leave the program while having the beta firmware installed, their device will suffer a wipe, and all personal information will be lost.
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