Google has launched yet another incremental update in the form of Android Nougat 7.1.2. The company has so far been true to its words of providing small incremental updates mainly consisting of bug fixes and tweaks to its Android OS. Soon after debuting Android Nougat 7.0, Google introduced an exclusive Nougat 7.1 edition along with the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone. Thereafter came Android 7.1.1.
With that said, the latest Nougat build isn’t a stable one. Rather, it’s still in beta and users can sign up to download the same using the Android beta program. Alternatively, you can download factory beta images from here. It is, however, worth noting that only a handful of devices support the Android Nougat 7.1.2 as of now. These include the latest Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X and Nexus Player. Incidentally, the last year’s flagship smartphone from Google, the Nexus 6P misses out on the list. That said, if you are Nexus 6P user you needn’t worry as Google has officially stated that the update will be released for the device soon.
Things however are quite gloomy for those who own a Nexus device that’s older than two years. Apparently, Google has decided to stop the update stream for its Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. That said, Google has promised that these two devices will still keep receiving the security patches.
Now coming to the update, Google claims that the Android Nougat 7.1.2 comes with a number of bug fixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users. While there’s no real changelog of sorts, but it’s quite obvious that there’s won’t be a huge amount of changes in the OS. That aside, just like any beta software update the Android Nougat 7.1.2 too comes with its own range of issues. Among them the most notable ones include occasional UI hangs, Pixel launcher crashes using physical keyboard and WiFi stability issues.