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Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta available for Pixel and Nexus phones

January 31st, 2017 at 11:14 PM
Android 7.1.2 Nougat Update Pixel

Google on Monday announced a new incremental Nougat update, version 7.1.2. The new release is “just around the corner,” which means anyone looking to beta test it can do so. You still need to have a compatible device to do so, and that means you need a supported Pixel or Nexus devices.

“Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements, so it includes a number of bugfixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users,” Google said in its announcement, without actually detailing any new features.

The final Android 7.1.2 build will be available in a couple of months, and it’ll work on variety of devices, including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and Pixel C. In other words, if you own older Nexus hardware, don’t expect to run either the beta or final releases.

To try out the beta, you have to enroll your device in the beta program, if it’s not included in it already, and wait for Google to roll out the update over-the-air. Simply head over to and register for the update.

However, if you don’t want to wait for the OTA, Android Police points out that the factory images are already live at this link.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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