Android Nougat 7.1 update already launched, and although at the start only two Google Pixel phones were confirmed to receive the update, Google decided to ship the latest Nougat 7.1 to Nexus devices.
Reports state that Nougat preview update is already available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C tablet. As promised, Google delivered Nougat 7.1 before the end of October, and if all goes well with the preview update, those three models should receive full 7.1 update before the end of the year.
For now, late December is the most probable launch window. Aside from the Nexus 5X, Pixel C, and Nexus 6P, Nougat 7.1 should arrive for the Nexus 9, Nexus 6, Nexus Player and selected Android One devices.
On the other hand, although most Nexus devices will get the new Android 7.1, most other manufacturers haven’t even finished their 7.0 versions. One smartphone user, Anthony Van Dyck Pesaro from Italy, even launched an online petition, asking Google to treat other manufacturers equally. He also said that Google is clearly favoring its Nexus and Pixel smartphones over other models. But that’s something Google can’t change since they only provide the software, it’s on the other manufacturers to make new Android version to work on their devices, it has nothing to do with Google.
An excerpt from the petition reads “Force Google to stop favoring their Google Nexus and Pixel line of devices and instead, have them treat ASUS devices as if they were their own,” forgetting that Asus is responsible for shipping new OS versions to their smartphones, not Google.