Google today rolled out the second beta of Android 7.1.2 carrying the build number NPG47I for compatible Nexus and Pixel devices. This includes the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and the Nexus Player.
Android 7.1 Nougat
Second Beta of Android 7.1.2 Rolling Out; Adds ‘Swipe For Notifications’ Gesture to Nexus 5X and 6P, More
OnePlus today started rolling out the OxygenOS 4.1.0 update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The update brings Android 7.1.1 Nougat to the handsets along with a handful of improvements to core functionality.
A slightly dramatic headline, admittedly, but accurate. You see, Android 6.0 and above uses new systems from Google to help extend battery life: ‘Doze’, which restricts what apps can do in the background when a phone is stationary and unused, and ‘App Standby’, which does much the same thing but is based on how long it is since you last used a particular application. In either case, certain applications can be accidentally affected – but here’s how to keep them chugging along.
Google’s change log for Android 7.1.2 was pretty vague so it is up to the Android community to find out all the new features introduced with the update. A minor change that has now been discovered in the latest build of Nougat is the ability to select whether you want to set a live wallpaper as your home screen wallpaper or both lock screen and home screen wallpaper.
When it was discovered that the Pixel and Pixel XL use the same fingerprint sensor as the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, owners of the last Nexus handsets from Google demanded that the company add the handy ‘Swipe for notifications’ fingerprint gesture found on the Pixels to the 6P and 5X.
Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 Will No Longer Be Updated by Google; To Only Receive Security Patches Going Forward
Earlier today, Google released a beta build of Android 7.1.2 for its Pixel and Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Missing from the list were Google’s 2015 Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. The company has now confirmed that going forward, these two Nexus devices will only receive security updates and no Android updates.
Google is giving developers a look at the next iteration of Android ahead of its public launch.
Back in December of 2016, Google released Android 7.1.1 Nougat to a variety of different Nexus-branded devices, but the Nexus 6 wasn’t included in the first wave.
Samsung has officially confirmed through its recently concluded Galaxy Beta Program for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge that it plans on rolling out the official Nougat update for the handsets in January. Samsung gave Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners from across the world a chance to test Nougat on their handset before its official release and submit bug reports to them.
Earlier this month, Android 7.1.1 started making its way to more devices than the Google Pixel lineup.