Android 7.1.1 Nougat is now rolling out

April 5, 2022 0 Comments

Android 7.1.1, the latest software from search giant Google is finally rolling out to other devices. The update brings some nice features that are included with Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The initial list of updated devices includes Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Android One-based General Mobile 4G.

With Android 7.1.1, older Nexus devices get a taste of features that were once exclusive to the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. The update offers support for a wider set of emoji that showcases a wider range of occupations for women. The new set of Unicode emojis features male replicas for previously found male emojis. The update adds support for the image keyboard, a quick way to search images and GIFs from the keyboard – a feature similar to Google’s Gboard for iOS keyboards.

With Android 7.1.1, Google is expanding the app shortcut feature to non-Pixel smartphones, allowing users to simply long-press the app icon and gain access to a few quick shortcuts. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like 3D Touch minus ‘Force Touch’ feedback.

All Pixel devices updated with Android 7.1.1 will support Rice-to-Wake and Double-Tap, a feature that lets users see their lockscreen and notifications while picking up the device. Pixel owners can tap with two fingers to see incoming alerts.

Google offered these updates on the Nexus range via Android 7.1.1 Public Beta and now the feature is being officially announced. The rollout will of course be available to all devices in phases and in the coming weeks.

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