Android 7.1 coming to Nexuses in December, will support Nexus 6 and newer

Google logoShortly after announcing the Google Pixel phones and Android 7.1, Google said that Nexus phones wouldn't get the update until later this year (and that they wouldn't receive all of the features that the Pixel phones are shipping with). Today, a blog post from Android engineering VP Dave Burke gives a more concrete timeline: the first developer beta for Android 7.1 will hit the Nexus 5X and 6P and the Pixel C "later this month," and a final release will be available for supported Google devices in December.

Google's support list says that the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are no longer guaranteed version updates after October of 2016, but it looks like they'll be getting the 7.1 update after all. Later betas and the final release will run on anything that can run Android 7.0, a list that includes the Nexus 6, 5X, 6P, 9, and Player, as well as the Pixel C "and supported Android One devices."

Android 7.1 on these Nexus devices and the Pixel C will be missing the new Pixel launcher, the Google Assistant, and a handful of other cosmetic and functional changes. But owners of Nexus devices will still get access to a decent list of new features and APIs, including a f.lux-esque Night Light mode, touch and display performance improvements, new storage manager, and more. Stay tuned for a full look at the newest version of Nougat on both Pixel and Nexus devices when the final versions are out.

Users who would like to download beta OTA updates can enroll their devices here. Google will presumably also make images available for manual flashing as it did during Android 7.0's development cycle.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Android 7, Google, OSes, smartphones

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