Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Receive Final Android 7.1.2 Nougat Version
As everyone already knows, Google’s motto is “another month, another update”. Now that April is here, the Android parent started rolling out this month’s security bulletin. Even better, Pixel and Nexus smartphone owners should be happy to know that Android 7.1.2 Nougat is coming alongside April’s security patch.
Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Google has already rolled out two beta versions of Android 7.1.2 Nougat during March, but now the final build has arrived. This update is considered as being an incremental maintenance patch and it doesn’t bring that many features. Lately, the Android parent has been focusing more on small tweaks and enhancements rather than on innovative features and this can be clearly seen in Android 7.1.2 Nougat’s patch notes.
The update is being pushed OTA (over the air) right now to Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C. In addition, Google has also uploaded the factory images on its official Android Developer website but we advise readers to download the update through Google’s OTA channel. We should also mention that anxious Android fans can get trigger the update by accessing their “About Device” panel.
Even though the update is being regarded as a maintenance release, it does include a cool feature for Nexus 5X. After installing the update, Nexus 5X owners will be able to access their notifications panel by simply swiping on the fingerprint sensor. Additionally, Google announced that Nexus 6P is going to receive the same feature during the upcoming future.
Many believed that Google forgot about this tablet, but the Android parent recently proved to everyone that this isn’t the case. Android 7.1.2 Nougat brings Pixel C’s user experience to another level and it also significantly increases the tablet’s multi-tasking functions. Worth mentioning is that Pixel C received Android 7.1.2 Nougat ahead of everyone else.
The biggest change that Pixel C owners are going to be able to see is the addition of the new Pixel launcher which features a smooth looking design which replaces the previous “pill” looking launcher. Regarding multi-tasking, Pixel C will now feature a new interface that shows the most popular apps in a 4×4 grid.