Google Nexus Player and Pixel C Receive Final Build of Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Google recently confirmed that even though many Android Nougat updates are scheduled to come during the upcoming months, Android O is already under development. In fact, Google has already published the factory images for the developer preview of Android O. According to recent user reports, Google isn’t taking any days off since it started rolling out the public version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Android Beta enlisted users have been able to get their hands on this software update for a while now. In fact, Google has launched two beta version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat until now. Fortunately, the final version has started rolling out to Pixel C and Nexus Player. We don’t know when all of the other Google devices are going to receive this incremental update but we can be sure that it won’t be long until then.
New Pixel Launcher
The software update has been especially designed to enhance the Android experience with tweaks and small bug fixes. Google has included the new Pixel launcher in Android 7.1.2 Nougat as well. The new launcher gets rid of the old pill looking icon so that Android users can access it by simply swiping up in the navigation bar.
Pixel C owners have reported that Android 7.1.2 Nougat contains a wide array of visual tweaks. The biggest user interface change that this update brings is the addition of the new icon visuals. In addition, Pixel C’s card-based “ticker” icon will be changed with a sleek looking app grid.
We should mention that Google is rolling the update OTA (over the air). This means that it’s first going to appear in the notifications panel. In addition, anxious Pixel C and Nexus Player owners can always check their Settings – About Device panel and download the update themselves. Android 7.1.2 is quite small in size weighing in at 340.1MB but we still advise readers to download it through a stable Wi-Fi connection.
Nonetheless, we can be sure that Google is going to start rolling out Android 7.1.2 Nougat to all of its Nexus and Pixel smartphones during the following days. We don’t know why Google is delaying the update, maybe it still needs to optimize it in order to be sure that it works smoothly.