Google releases public beta of Android 7.1.2 Nougat update

Google has released the public beta of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update, the latest version of its smartphone OS.

The beta update is rolling out to eligible devices registered under the Android Beta Program. It’s available to the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X and Nexus Player. Users can also expect the Nexus 6P to receive the update soon. Interestingly, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 lines have been excluded from the list, so it looks like Android 7.1.1 may have been the last applicable update for those models

Google claims the update fixes a number of bugs, as well as brings in a few optimisations. “Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements, so it includes a number of bug fixes and optimisations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users,” VP of Engineering Dave Burke said in a blog post.

According to the post, devices already enrolled in the Beta Program will receive the 7.1.2 update over-the-air within the next few days, though users can also download the update and flash it manually.

Android users can expect to see the final version of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update to release by March, with the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and Pixel C to receive it first.