Google released ‘Android Nougat 7.1.2’ public beta update

Google released ‘Android Nougat 7.1.2’ public beta update
The Siliconreview
02 Febuary, 2017

The tech giant ‘Google’ recently released the public beta of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update, which is the next maintenance release for Android Nougat. Well, not only this the company is also rolling out the beta to suitable devices to register in the Android Beta Program. The company also claims that the new update is focused on fixing a number of bugs and also brings optimizations.

The latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat update will be initially available to Pixel and Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, and Pixel C devices while the company has confirmed that an update for Nexus 6P can be expected to be released soon.

To explain things better, Dave Burke, VP of Engineering in a blog post said "Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements, so it includes a number of bug fixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users,". Interested users with compatible devices can try the public beta for Android 7.1.2 through the Android Beta Program.

The company also says that the eligible devices that have already been enrolled should start receiving the Android 7.1.2 Nougat public beta in the next few days via over-the-air updates. Alternatively, users with eligible devices can also download and flash the factory images or OTA update files manually. The final release of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat is expected to be made available in a couple of months.

Unfortunately, Google doesn't seem to comprise Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices in the eligible devices for the latest Android 7.1.2 which Android Police points out may mean that Android 7.1.1 was the end of the line for both the devices.