Google has officially released a statement regarding a new Android update and the new Android 7.1.2 Nougat will start rolling out in public beta form as of today. Devices which will enjoy the updated software are Google’s Pixel lineup, Nexus 5x, Nexus Player and Pixel C devices. In order to receive this update, users should be enrolled in the Android Beta Program. Nexus 6P owners will have to take their time as Google has announced they will update the software on it pretty soon.
This update doesn’t come with a wide array of new features. Android 7.1.2 will be more of a maintenance release which will be heavily focused on refining and tweaking the software in terms of a couple of bug fixes and system optimizations. A small number of enhancements are solely made for carriers and users.
Google only hinted these slight modifications and we will have to wait and see if the update will pack any extra features for the newest version of Android. In order to have access to this update as soon as possible, one has to enroll in the Android Beta Program and have a device which is eligible for the respective software.
If you already own a device which supports the update and are already enrolled in the Android Beta Program, expect the update to Android 7.1.2 Nougat to arrive in batches in the next few days. If you haven’t just enroll in the Beta Program by heading to their website and select your eligible device for having the update downloaded.
Within the next few hours, one will receive the update over-the-air on the Android tablet or smartphone. If that does not work, one could also check for updates the old fashioned way by going to the settings menu and tapping on Check for Updates. By doing so users will be requested to download and flash the update manually.
There is no official release date for the consumer-ready Android 7.1.2 Nougat version but users should note that it will be released in a couple of months if the Beta Testing proves to be successful.