Google has started releasing the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system to its devices – Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Pixel C – but only to those that participated in the company's developer beta programme.
The new version of Android 7.0 Nougat is already available for Google's latest handsets Pixel and Pixel XL out of the box, and now it is coming to the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Pixel C in the form of developer preview build. Other devices like Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Android One may soon receive the developer preview build of the firmware.
So, when will Google's devices – Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Android One – that are eligible for the latest firmware receive the new version?
The search giant is yet to announce the Android 7.1 Nougat update schedule but its developer preview version is expected to come to the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Android One in the next few months, while the final version may come sometime in December.
There is not much change in Android 7.1 Nougat version but a couple of them stand out. The "App shortcuts" feature helps users to access shortcuts for functions within an app by long-pressing the icon. The new version also brings a feature wherein Google Chrome browser comes with an option to optimise certain pages.
Android 7.0 Nougat was first seen running in LG V20 before google's Pixel and Pixel XL were released with the firmware.
The Android 7.0 Nougat comes with features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, Extra power efficiency, Google Assistant, VR interface, Seamless updates, Screen Zoom, Clear All, Data saver, Improved file browser, Instant Apps, App switch, bundled notifications, improved Java 8 language support, and new emojis.