Earlier this month, the latest version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat started rolling out to Google’s Pixels and supported Nexus devices, but the final release of the operating system wasn’t available yet for users with devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program. After a long delay, Google has finally released the update for users with either a Nexus 5X or a Nexus 6P.
Back in November, Google was pushing out the final Developer Preview for Nexus devices, and a few weeks later, the update rolled out to the owners of the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 and the Pixel C, but the participants in the Android Beta Program have received only the December security patch, while the devices not participating in the program were privileged to receive the same security update at the beginning of this month.
In the end, Android 7.1.1 Nougat arrived for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners who are part of the Android Beta Program, and the update has a small size of only 65.1MB and 26MB respectively.
The update will be delivered to all users in the next days, but those who don’t want to wait for the notification, they can head to their device’s Settings > About Phone and tap on System update > Check for Update, where they should find the new update that will be available over the air.
After downloading the update and starting the installation process, the phone will reboot two times, while the progress will be tracked by the dots that can be noticed on the Installing system update” page, at the bottom of the screen.
The changes brought by Android 7.1.1 for Nexus devices include the option to share GIFs from the keyboard, new emoji, as well as an app shortcut. All these new features were added to the new Pixel devices and fans of the Nexus devices have requested them.