Android Nougat continues to get updates. In December last year, Google officially announced a sweet update to Nougat in the form of Android 7.1.1. Google claims the update showcases more ways to express yourself, along with a handful of other sweet features and improvements to stability and performance. The update brought in gender counterparts for emoji that previously only had male or female representation. With Android 7.1.1, you can also send GIFs directly from your keyboard on supported apps such as Google Allo, Hangouts, and Google Messenger. Android 7.1.1 also brought app shortcuts directly from your home screen – launch apps by simply long pressing the app icon. The beta for the next update – Android 7.1.2 – was released by Google in January this year. This was followed by the second Beta in March.
Android 7.1.2 starts rolling out to Pixel C and Nexus Player
Although Android O is expected later this year, there’s at least one more Nougat update which many smartphones will receive. According to reports, Android 7.1.2 is now being pushed to users not in the beta program too. The 7.1.2 version doesn’t boast about as many features as the 7.1.1, but has its own set of new features. The update features a new battery usage list. Pixel’s fingerprint scanner gesture is being made available for Nexus 5X and 6P and the Pixel Launcher has made it to Pixel C. As part of 7.1.2 update, you get to choose where to set live wallpapers as well.
Initial reports hint at only the Nexus Player and Pixel C getting the update. As is the custom, other devices should receive Android 7.1.2 soon. However, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are not in the pipeline for Android 7.1.2.