Android 7.1.2 Nougat for Nexus 5X and 6P
In January, Google released the Android 7.1.2 beta version for registered Nexus 5X users. The registered Nexus 6P devices got the beta version of Android 7.1.2 in February. Now according to a report from Android Central, Google is going to release the next android update on April 3rd.
The Android 7.1.2 update brings many bug fixes and some minor improvements over Android 7.1.1. Bluetooth and Wifi bugs of Android 7.1.1 are fixed in this update. Many security bugs have also fixed by Google in Android 7.1.2.
Some users of Nexus 5X have reported that fingerprint gestures feature of Pixel devices came to Nexus 5X with this update. But we have to till the final rollout to confirm these reports. New Live wallpaper setting of the Android 7.1.2 update allows users to set different wallpapers for home screen and lock screen. So LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P users can set live wallpaper only for home screen and static wallpaper for lock screen.
Android 7.1.2 Rollout dates for Google Nexus 5X
As reports clamied that Google releases the next android update on April 3rd, factory images for Nexus 5X devices may be released on April 4th. OTA rollout of Android 7.1.2 might start on April 5th.
Android 7.1.2 Rollout dates for Google Nexus 6P
As reports clamied that Google releases the next android update on April 3rd, factory images for Nexus 6P devices may be released on April 5th. OTA rollout of Android 7.1.2 might start on April 6th.
We will update this article soon with confirmed release dates of Android 7.1.2 for Nexus 5x and 6p 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.