Apparently, the Nexus devices will also receive the Android 7.1 update at the same time as the new Google flagship phones, the Pixel phones. Last night, Google released a preview of the Android 7.1 update for the following devices, the Nexus 6P and 5X together with the new Pixel 5C tablet.

For various other devices which have the Android beta program, usually used by developers, then they can easily install the update and they will be able to get new features such as the Night Light feature.

New Android 7.1 preview now available for Nexus 6P, 5X and the Pixel C
New Android 7.1 preview now available for Nexus 6P, 5X and the Pixel C

Other new features included in the update include long press app shortcuts, support for the new circular icons and the option to optimize the touch and display responsiveness amongst various other changes.

Android 7.1 Believed to be Scheduled for December

In a blog post which announced the release, Dave Burke of Google wrote that they were going to deliver an initial Developer Preview of beta quality for the Nexus range of devices. He also wrote that their aim was to remove any device specific issues now. The final public release of the Android 7.1 is believed to be scheduled for December this year.

The new Pixel phones, the Pixel, and the Pixel XL already have the update and it is expected to have been fine-tuned to its hardware already. Google had promised to release the developer preview in October so the company could have waited until the launch of the Pixel phone and the bug update to Nexus phones. Clearly, the Android does not like time wasting and they will expand device range for the software next month.


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