Android 7.1.2 Is Rolling Out to The Pixel C and Nexus Player
Google released a first beta version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat back in January and then again released a second beta in March. Now, it appears that the update is now finally ready for the prime time as Google has now started rolling out the stable version of Android 7.1.2 for some of the supported devices. While there is no word from Google about this rollout yet, several users are now reporting that they have received the update prompt on their device.
As a reminder, the Android 7.1.2 is a minor update for the most part, though it does, however, bring some noteworthy changes for some of the devices. It brings fingerprint gestures for example, which were previously only available on the Pixel devices, but are now available for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, a new launcher for the Pixel C tablet, plus a new navigation bar and revamped multitasking screen to take better advantage of the larger screen.
Google has not yet posted Factory Images and Full OTAs for any of the devices for those who don’t want to wait for the automatic rollout. At the time being, the update appears to be rolling out only to the Pixel C tablet and Nexus Player. It should also be noted that the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will not be receiving this update as both devices have already passed the 2-year software support mark a while back — then again, we might be surprised. In any case, if you’re sporting a supported device, you should be receiving this update in coming weeks.