May 12, 2021 | Updated: 08:45 AM EDT

Google Rolling Out Android 7.1.2 Update For Nexus & Pixel Devices

Apr 06, 2017 09:28 AM EDT

Google has begun rolling out the latest version of Android Nougat operating system that was announced last year. Android 7.1.2 was a part of a lengthy beta test phase that concluded recently. Part of the v7.1.2 update, eligible Google devices have received a lot of bug fixes. However, there's a special feature for the Pixel C tablet.

Going into the details, the Pixel C tablet from Google, currently their only one part of the Pixel branding, has reportedly received the new Pixel UI, icons and app drawer that is currently part of all other Pixel devices, part of the Android 7.1.2 update. Reports from ArsTechnica detailed that the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 tablet released a couple of years back, would be excluded from further updates likely ending its support period of regular updates.

The eligible devices part of the Android 7.1.2 update includes the current generation Google Pixel and Pixel XL flagship smartphones.  Alongside the latest smartphones, their predecessors, the Nexus 5X and the 6P have also received the new update and the Nexus Player too, making it into the list.

Android 7.1.2 per reports will be fixing a lot of earlier bugs and other glitches like early device shutdowns on the new Pixel devices whereas the Nexus device fixes include stability in the fingerprint access, general improvements with connectivity and a new feature that lets Nexus users make use of their fingerprint scanner to swipe left or right for added features which were a part of Pixel devices till now.

Reports from 9To5Google indicate that the Pixel C is now equipped with the classic 'Pixel' branding and all other Pixel exclusive icons. This is the second major update part of the Android v7 Nougat operating system. There might be a lengthy boot after installation the Android 7.1.2 update, which is totally fine and in no way bricks the smartphone.


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