Android 7.1.2 Nougat OTA, Images Arrives For Google Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, 6P, Nexus Player

On April 2, Google had published Android 7.1.1 Nougat builds for Nexus Player and Pixel C. Now, the search engine giant has made the Android 7.1.2 Nougat builds available for Google Pixel and Nexus devices.

The first developer preview of Android O was made available in the previous month which indicates that the Google may announce the new Android version at the upcoming Google I/O 2017 event in May. Meanwhile, Google is still releasing incremental update for Android Nougat.  The newest incremental update Android 7.1.2 Nougat is now available for Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones.

According to Google, the update brings several bug fixes and new features. It also contains performance improvements. Some of the notable changes for Pixel and Pixel XL phones include better performance of fingerprint swiping, improvements in Bluetooth connection and battery usage alerts.

It brings fixes for problems like pink banding issue while using camera and early shutdown. It also fixes sudden volume increase issue by some users. The size of the update is around 200 MB.

The Android 7.1.2 Nougat OTA images are available here and their images can be downloaded be from here for Pixel and Nexus devices. Here is the build information for each of the Google devices:

  • Pixel – N2G47E
  • Pixel XL – N2G47J
  • Pixel C – N2G47D
  • Nexus 5X – N2G47F
  • Nexus 6P – N2G47H
  • Nexus Player – N2G47H

There is no confirmation on why Pixel and Pixel XL phones are provided with separate builds even though they are packed very similar hardware specs. The availability of the OTA images suggests that Google will soon make the update officially available in the near future for other Google devices.

The Android 7.1.2 Nougat also brings along Android Security Patch for April. As it been officially confirmed before, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices will not be receiving the new software update. There is no confirmation on when the update will be made available to non-Google and non-Nexus devices.