Most of the Android smartphones now days are running on Android 6 and its 6.0.1 marshmallow versions. Very few devices have the latest Android 7 Nougat. David Burke, the Vice President of Engineering of Android, announced the updated and latest version of Android today. It is Android 7.1.2, the updated beta version of Nougat.
The release was sent on Monday to the suitable devices that signed up for the test of Android Beta Program. If you opted for the Android beta version test, then the latest update will be sent to your device.
According to Burke, the most recent update on Android is more focused on the refinements, bug fixes, and optimizations. There are also few enhancements for carriers and users. The update is also called as the “incremental maintenance release.” With the release of Android 7.1.2 update, users will see smaller builds of Android much more frequently. The compatible devices are Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C, Nexus 5 X, and Nexus Player.
The update for Nexus 6P will also come soon. There are two other devices called Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are presently not supported in the latest update. It was already confirmed by Google that both the smartphones Nexus 6 and nine wouldn’t get security updates this year.
Updates of Android 7.1.2
The users who have suitable Android devices, can head to android.com/beta and get the beta rollout. Also, you can grab it from the Android Beta Program which is the easiest way to get the update. So what are the new features that you will get the update? Have a look!
- About enhancement, the dialer app has got the “multimedia call” option
- There are some bug fixes on the Bluetooth settings page and also a few Verizon-specific additions like a demo mode.
- You will get a high-temperature warning. It is a way of which Google is going to prevent the Daydream VR from overheating the phone.
Google also released the list of Known Issues that can affect your device once you get the new version. The known issues are as follows:
- On Pixel C, you may not see the Quick Settings option in some cases.
- When you are trying to search for apps, the pixel launcher might crash if a physical keyboard is connected.
- The UI might face occasional hangs.
- There are Wi-Fi stability issues.
For the setup wizard, the following issues might take place
- There can be a black screen during a transition from boot animation to the installation Wizard.
- The Wi-Fi is turned off after setup is complete even if a user chooses to set up a device with mobile data.
- The SMS messages are not restored in a device to device transfer.
We are not sure yet when the Nexus 6 will join the party of Android 7.1.2. The final release will take at least a couple of months more.