The search giant Google has launched a beta version of Android Nougat 7.1.2 available to anyone who has an eligible device on the public Android Beta Program, according to recent report by The Verge. For the first time, this includes the ads giant’s own Pixel and Pixel XL devices that shipped with 7.1.
Google deploys Android Nougat 7.1.2 Developer Preview for Nexus and Pixel phones
In a couple of months, the 7.1.2 is set for a public launch and it is focused on small bugfixes. However, now might be the time to sign up for the beta program if you managed to purchase a pixel and want it to be running the most recent software as soon as possible. Other eligible devices for the beta version of Android Nougat 7.1.2 include Pixel C, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player. This suggests that the Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet of 2014 may not receive any updates in the future. Until this point, both of them have been supported through the beta program.
Recently, the search giant announced that they are launching the Android Nougat 7.1.2 Developer Preview update for selected devices from the Nexus and Pixel devices. Users who are enrolled in the Android Beta Program already will receive the update without any wait. Currently, the Developer Preview update is made available for the Pixel C tablet and Google Pixel phones. The ads giant told that they would launch the same update for the Nexus 6P in coming days and not immediately due to some mysterious reasons.
What is new in the latest Android 7.1.2 Developer Preview?
Now, the big question that everyone must be thinking is “what is new in the most recent Android 7.1.2 Developer Preview?” The ads giant calls it a maintenance update. This means that not many new features are added to the operating system but it might fix all the problems of battery.
The ads giant did not launch any changelog for the added features but it has listed the known bugs in the Android 7.1.2 Developer Preview. Here the bugs that we do know about:
- Quick Settings, on Pixel C devices, may not be visible in some cases on Pixel C devices
- Pixel launcher may crash when trying to search apps while a physical keyboard is connected.
- Wi-Fi stability issues
- Setup wizard
- Occasional UI hangs
- After completing Setup, Wi-Fi is turned off even if the user has chosen to set up the device using mobile data
- During device-to-device transfer, SMS messages may not be restored
- During the transition to Setup wizard from boot animation, the screen is black
In addition to this, the update will be deploying in batches and it might take some time before the update reaches your smartphone. Also, it will only come if you are enrolled in the Google Android Beta Program.