Just a month and a half ago, Google released the Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta update to the Pixel and select Nexus devices. At the time of release, Google noted this update to be an incremental update with bug fixes and performance improvements along with carrier-bound enhancements.
And now, the search giant is getting ready to roll out a Public release of the Android 7.1.2 to select Nexus and both Pixel smartphones on April 3. This falls in line with what VP of Android, Dave Burke stated in a blog post in January – the public release of Android 7.1.2 would take “a couple of months”.
The latest report about the Android 7.1.2 update comes courtesy of Canada’s biggest carrier – Rogers. The telecom operator announced the update for Pixel devices with VoLTE support and March Security updates on April 3.
While Google hasn’t announced any date on its own, it’s safe to assume that the tech giant will most likely roll out the update at the beginning of April, around the time when it releases security bulletins, OTA images, and factory images every month.
Even though Google says it’s just an incremental update, the release will bring much-awaited VoLTE support for Rogers users.
Until Nougat, Google released a preview build after the beta releases, before going all out. But, lately, the Alphabet-owned company has neglected the process and shelved out final builds directly. As for the stats are concerned, Google OS chart shows only 0.4% run Android 7.1.2 Nougat. In case, you aren’t an owner of a Pixel or a Nexus device, we advise you to be patient. The update will first roll out for these devices, before heading to other carriers and unlocked devices.
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