Android 7.1.2 Nougat is reportedly rolling out to some devices

After being in beta for over two months, Google is finally beginning its rollout of Android 7.1.2 Nougat to its supported Nexus and Pixel devices. According to a number of reports, the firm is pushing out OTA updates for the Pixel C and the Nexus Player.

The news isn't entirely unexpected, as we were already expecting that the update would arrive tomorrow. Factory images haven't been published just yet, so it seems likely that those will show up then.

Android 7.1.2 Nougat is what Google is calling a 'maintenance update' for the OS, meaning that front-facing features are minimal. The Pixel C gets the Pixel Launcher, and some handsets, like the Nexus 5X, will get support for fingerprint gestures. The update also marks the end of support for both the Nexus 6 and 9; however, those devices will continue to receive security updates.

If you don't have a supported Nexus or Pixel device, don't expect to see it anytime soon. As of almost four weeks ago, usage of Android Nougat saw 133% growth to 2.8% of Google Play Android devices, but still, the latest version, which is 7.1, saw a 33% increase to 0.4%.

Still, don't get too comfortable with the latest version of Nougat; Android O is coming in the third quarter of this year, and the Developer Preview is already available.

Source: Android Central

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