Android 7.1.2 update starts rolling out to the public

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In January this year, Google rolled out the first beta build of the Android 7.1.2 update to public beta testers. Then, a few weeks ago, Google rolled out the second beta build of the Android 7.1.2 update. Now, the final update is being rolled out to the public at large over-the-air.

The update also coincidentally comes just in time for its monthly security patch scheduled for April 3. Do note that this update is currently only accessible to Pixel and Nexus devices, particularly the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Huawei Nexus 6P, LG Nexus 5X, and the Asus Nexus Player devices.

In case you do not own any of the above mentioned handsets, you’re not missing out on a lot since the update only brings with it bug fixes and minor improvements in features. There is no major feature that the update brings. Having said that, it is said to enable VoLTE on these handsets. The Nexus 6P gets support for fingerprint gestures. The Pixel and the Pixel XL handsets get an update to the March 5 security patch and a ‘powered by Android’ logo. The Pixel C has few software changes such as a different colour scheme for software navigation buttons, a new multitasking menu with a grid view, a new Google Now Launcher. 

 


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