Android 7.1.2 Nougat for Google Pixel and Pixel XL
Android 7.1.2 is the latest update for android OS from Google. In January, the Search giant released the beta version of Android 7.1.2. At that time, Google announced that final version of Android 7.1.2 will be released in a couple of months. Recently, a Canadian carrier Rogers confirmed that it will rollout the VoLTE services along with a big android update on April 3rd for its Pixel devices.
Android 7.1.2 brings many bug fixes and some minor refinements for Nougat. Battery drain bug, Bluetooth bug and Wifi bugs have been resooved in this update according to some beta testers.
Google resolved some security bugs also in this update. Refinements include new live wallpaper setting and other small changes. New live wallpaper setting allows users to set live wallpaper only for home screen and static wallpaper for lock screen. Other minor refinements of Android 7.1.2 will be revealed in coming days.
As we told above, Rogers already confirmed the rollout date of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update for its devices. Unlocked Pixel and Pixel XL devices may also get update through OTA on April 3rd. Major carriers of the US may start rollout of Android 7.1.2 for their Pixel and Pixel devices in the Second week of April.
Google may pushout the Android 7.1.2 factory images for Pixel and Pixel XL devices on April 2nd. Interested users can manually flash them by following the instructions given the official website.
We will update this article soon with confirmed rollout dates of Android 7.1.2 for Pixel and Pixel XL devices.
Update on 21/3/2017 :
Just now Google released the Android 7.1.2 Beta 2 with build NPG47. The Search Giant already started the rollout of Beta 2 to Pixel and Pixel XL devices in many regions. Nexus 5X and 6P devices also got the update in some regions. Google’s Orrin Hancock officially announced the release of Android 7.1.2 Beta 2.
At this moment, full changelist of this beta build is not available. But according to the reports from some Pixel users, the March Security update integrated in this beta build. Google’s new Powered By Android Logo also comes to Pixel series with this update.
Some Nexus 6P users told that Fingerprint Gestures feature to their devices with the beta 2 of Android 7.1.2. This native Pixel feature came to Nexus 5X devices through the Android 7.1.2 Beta 1. Now it comes to Nexus 6P also with beta 2. Some bug fixes along with Security fixes may also present in this update. More details about Android 7.1.2 beta 2 will be revealed soon.
Android 7.1.2 Beta 2 brought a new feature called Battery Usage alerts. This feature appears in Battery section in Settings Menu. In the right top Menu in the Battery section, Usage alerts option appears along with previous options on Beta 2 Android 7.1.2. In this list we can see heavy battery draining apps like Facebook etc. This feature will be refined much in the final build of Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
Another new feature came with the Beta 2 of the next android update is new Network indicator in status bar when in Roaming. Previously, Android don’t display the type of Network connection (like LTE, 3G, Edge) when in Roaming. Now in Android 7.1.2 Beta 2, Google made changes to network icons in the status bar. So the refined Status bar displays Roaming icon and type of network with Signal icon separately.