Android 7.1.1 Nougat Begins Rolling Out for Supported Devices
The best gift one could give a flashaholic is a system update, and Google seems to have arrived early on the scene.
As it stands, Android 7.1.1 Nougat has begun its official rollout to officially supported devices. The newest stable Android update with version number 7.1.1 brings new features of the 7.1 update to the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X. Previously, features like the app shortcut menus, image keyboard support and round icon support were available on Nexus 6P and 5X officially only through the Developer Previews of Android 7.1, but this stable release makes the features available to all users at large.
The Android 7.1.1 update is also the first numbered update for the Pixel and Pixel XL. The update contains the raise-to-wake and double-tap-to-wake functionality, both of which were first spotted on Canadian Pixel devices.
The builds are labeled NMF26O for the Pixel and Pixel XL, NMF26H for the Pixel C, NMF26F for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and the Nexus 9 and NMF26J for the Nexus Player.
Missing from the list is Nexus 6, which has reached its end-of-life support in October 2016, and hence, only receives an updated Android 7.0.0 build (NBD91U) for this December update.
Update 1:32PM CST:
According to the official Android Developers blog post for the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, the Nexus 6 will receive the latest update via an OTA. Though, the factory image for the Nexus 6 is still missing.
Further, the update comes along with the December 5, 2016 security patch. The first security patch was dated 1st December 2016 but was only a partial security patch, with the total December patch being this 5th December patch. In all, 6 critical vulnerabilities, 21 vulnerabilities marked high severity and 12 marked as moderate were patched in this complete patch. A point to note is that all critical vulnerability patches are part of the 5th December patch level and are not included in the 1st December patch level.
The Android 7.1.1 update is significant because it will become the first starting point for other OEMs who look forward to updating devices onto Android 7.1, Previously, Android 7.1 was a Pixel exclusive and was distributed later on to Nexus devices via a Developer Preview.
You can find the download links for supported devices down below:
|Pixel XL “marlin”||marlin-nmf26o-factory-4f68765c.zip|
|Nexus 6P “angler”||angler-nmf26f-factory-ef607244.zip|
|Nexus 5X “bullhead”||bullhead-nmf26f-factory-7ad6b52c.zip|
|Pixel C “ryu”||ryu-nmf26h-factory-52ad10d8.zip|
|Nexus Player “fugu”||fugu-nmf26j-factory-4dd61763.zip|
|Nexus 9 “volantis”||volantisg-nmf26f-factory-cb15d790.zip|
|Nexus 9 LTE “volantisg”||volantis-nmf26f-factory-dcb1615a.zip|
What are your thoughts on the Android 7.1.1 update? Have you had a chance to try it out on your device? Let us know in the comments below!