Google released the public beta of the Android 7.1.2 on Monday, calling it the next maintenance release for Android Nougat. Google claims that the new update is aimed at fixing a number existing bugs and bring optimisations. The beta version is also set to be rolled out for eligible devices that are enrolled in the Android Beta Program .
“Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements, so it includes a number of bug fixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users,” Google VP Dave Burke stated in a post to the Android Developers Blog .
There are a limited number of devices that are eligible for the update, including all the latest Google devices. The only and very big change this time around is that Pixel and Pixel XL handsets are in the list as well.
“The next maintenance release for Android Nougat — 7.1.2 — is just around the corner! To get the recipe just right, starting today, we’re rolling out a public beta to eligible devices that are enrolled in the Android Beta Program, including Pixel and Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, and Pixel C devices. We’re also preparing an update for Nexus 6P that we expect to release soon,“ Google VP wrote in his post.
So, if you have a Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5x, Nexus Player of Pixel C device, you can sign-up for the Android Beta Program right away and begin testing the beta version of Android Nougat 7.1.2. The Nexus 6P will be getting the update will be released soon says the company.
According to Google, eligible devices that have already been enrolled should start receiving the public beta in next few days. The final release of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat is expected to be made available in coming months.
Sadly, those who own Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices cannot sign up for beta update. Both the phones are not included in the list of eligible devices receiving latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat.