Android 7.1.2 Nougat has officially begun rolling out for eligible devices, with the Pixel C tablet and Pixel phones getting the lion’s share of improvements. Google has additionally released factory and OTA images for people who want to go down the manual update route.
Owners of the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player should be getting the promotion to Android 7.1.2 Nougat now. Unfortunately, it looks it’s the end of the road for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 since the two aren’t included in the list.
The latest avatar of Nougat fixes a number of serious Pixel and Pixel XL problems. For instance, frequent Bluetooth connectivity issues have been resolved, as have early battery shutdown concerns. Google’s also nipped an audio popping glitch that occurred when playing sound at high volumes in the bud.
Also gone hopefully forever is an unusual pink banding camera issue that affected a small number of users. Android 7.1.2 further improves fingerprint swipe performance in the Pixel handsets. Fingerprint gestures have additionally made their way to the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
People can now perform swiping actions on the fingerprint reader of the Nexus 5X and 6P to trigger the notification drawer at any time. As for the Pixel C, the Pixel Launcher has replaced Google Now and there’s a new grid-based multitasking menu which takes advantage of the tablet’s larger screen size.