Google has released the public beta version 7.1.2 for Android Nougat, on Monday. This version is the next maintenance release for Nougat which was released last year. The update is rolling out for eligible devices enrolled in Android Beta Program. The company claims that the update is closely focused on debugging and also brings various optimizations.
Initially available to Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X and Pixel C, the latest Android 7.1.2 update for Nexus 6P can be expected very soon.
In a blog post, Dave Burke, VP of Engineering said, “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.” Users with compatible devices can get the public beta of Android 7.1.2 through the Android Beta Program.
According to Google, eligible devices that have already been enrolled in beta program would start receiving the Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta in just few days via OTA (over-the-air updates). Interested users with compatible devices can also download the update and flash the factory images.
The final release for Android 7.1.2 Nougat will be made available in a couple of months. The initial devices to get the final update would be Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X , Pixel C and Nexus 6P, same as the beta update. Android 7.1.2 Nougat Public Beta images are available to download for eligible devices.