Nexus and Pixel Devices Receive April Security Patch alongside Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Nexus and Pixel smartphone owners should be happy to know that the official public version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat recently went live and that it includes April’s security bulletin. The update is being rolled out OTA (over the air) and it can be downloaded by the following devices: Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C.
Android 7.1.2 Nougat
No one should be surprised by the fact that Android 7.1.2 Nougat went live because Google has already rolled out two beta versions of it. Nonetheless, the update has finally arrived and it significantly enhances the Android user experience.
Google is regarding this update as being an incremental maintenance release because it’s packed with tweaks and fixes. However, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners are in for a treat. The update brings fingerprint gestures support to them. While this might not be some groundbreaking innovative feature, it’s still nice to have.
April Security Bulletin
As everybody already knows, Google has made it clear that security is its top priority. This is the reason why Google keeps on launching a new security patch every month. This month’s patch fixes 8 critical vulnerabilities, 26 high level threats and 14 minor bugs. Considering the large amount of security threats April’s patch fixes, we can safely say that downloading Android 7.1.2 Nougat should be everyone’s priority.
Tweaks and Enhancements
As previously mentioned, Android 7.1.2 Nougat has been especially developed to enhance the Android user experience. Nexus 5X and 6P have received fingerprint gestures support, but Pixel C has received an even more important feature. Everyone believed that Google forgot about its Pixel C tablet, but Google proved everyone wrong when it first rolled out Android 7.1.2 Nougat to Pixel C. In addition, Google has included a new Pixel launcher design that replaces previous “pill” looking launcher.
Nonetheless, we can be sure that Android fans are happy with the amount of updates Google is rolling out. It looks like the Android parent will never stop from adding new features and enhancements to its operating system. If Google keeps rolling out updates at this rate, Android OS is definitely going to become a universal operating system that will eventually surpass Apple’s iOS.