Launching Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta for Google Pixel and Nexus devices
Android 7.1.2 is a growing maintenance release that focuses on refinements and bug fixes.
Google has rolled out a new beta version of Android for eligible devices. The new Android 7.1.2 Beta is available to anyone with Google’s Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player or Pixel C devices. Google calls it the next maintenance release and is available through the company’s Android beta program.
Beta updates basically fix bugs found in existing versions of the operating system. In a blog post, Google said that the update will also be available for the Nexus 6P but the Nexus 6 made by Motorola and Nexus 9 tablets from HTC will no longer receive the update. “Android 7.1.2 is a growing maintenance release that focuses on refinements, so it includes a number of bugfixes and optimizations, including a small number of enhancements for carriers and users,” the blog post reads.
In October, Google unveiled the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, including Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and made available in the device’s Nexus range via OS software updates. Before the update rolled out, the company provided the operating system for the Nexus 6P and other eligible devices through the Android beta program.
Those who have a qualified device can register for the latest beta through the Android beta program. The update will be pushed in the form of an OTA update and Google also offers the option to opt-out and switch to any of the recent stable builds. Android 7.1.2 is set for public release in a few months.