Nexus and Pixel Smartphones Receives Second Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta Update
It looks like Google is never taking any days off. The tech giant does its best to always provide its customers with a constant stream of software updates that ensure Android’s survival. The official operating system right now is Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but Android 7.1.2 is already available to beta users. In fact, Google just started rolling out the second Android 7.1.2 beta update.
Android 7.1.2 Nougat Developer Preview
This update arrived towards the end of January. It can be downloaded by Nexus and Pixel smartphone owners that are enlisted in Google’s Android Beta Program right now. The only thing that Google asks in exchange is feedback so that it can fix any annoying bugs or glitches.
Even though Google regards this updates as being an incremental maintenance release, it also includes one cool feature. Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners should happy to find out that Android 7.1.2 beta includes fingerprint gestures support. This feature is quite nice to have since it allows users to open up their notification panel by simply swiping on the fingerprint sensor.
Android 7.1.2 Second Beta Update
Now to the matter at hand, the reason we are talking about Google’s beta operating system. The Android parent doesn’t lose any time and has already started rolling out the second beta Android 7.1.2. The update arrives under the “NPG47I” build and it can be downloaded by the following devices: Nexus Player, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel and Pixel XL.
It’s great seeing that Nexus 6P owners are able to download this update at the same time with everyone, since the first Android 7.1.2 update was delayed for Nexus 6P. We should also mention that this major operating system is quite large in size, weighing in at 1.3GB. This why we need to advise Android Beta enlisted users to download it through a stable Wi-Fi connection and not through their Data connection.
Google has yet to announce when the public version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat is going to be rolled out, but we can be sure that it’s not that far away. The update has been in the beta phase for over one month now, and Google is probably just adding the finishing touches.