Google announces Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta program for Pixel and Nexus devices

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Highlights

    • Google announce Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta build roll out.
    • Android 7.1.2 is a maintenance release that focuses on refinement, bug fixes.
    • Final release of Android 7.1.2 Nougat version to come soon.

Google has officially announced the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat. The beta build of the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat has begun rolling out from January 30. The announcement comes from Dave Burke, VP of Engineering who shared a peek of the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat version in the Android Developer Blog post.

The beta build is available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Pixel C devices which are enrolled with Android Beta Program. The Nexus 6P however, is not put in the list, but Google is working on the update for the Nexus 6P device and expects the Android 7.1.2 beta build will be ‘released soon’.

Although the latest update doesn’t carry a ton of new features, Google in the blog post stated that Android 7.1.2 is a maintenance release that will bring a number of changes focused on refinements, including bug fixes, optimisations, and a small number of enhancements for carriers and users.

Google also claimed that if the users want to try the latest public beta version of Android, they should enroll in the Android Beta Program. However, if the device is already enrolled in the program than the users should get the update in the coming days. Just like the past releases, the users can download the update manually or they can also opt for signing-up for the over-the-air updates via Android Beta Program.

The final release of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat is expected to be available in the next couple of months and will be rolling out for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus player, Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X devices. Google has excluded the update roll out for its Nexus 6 (2014) devices which means that the Nexus 6 devices won’t be updated with the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat.