Google announces Android 7.1.2 Nougat, but not all Nexus devices will get it

Google announces Android 7.1.2 Nougat, but not all Nexus devices will get it
We're just getting comfortable with the new features added in Android 7.1.1 Nougat and Google has already announced that a new maintenance update β€œis just around the corner.”

Well, not just around the corner since Google announced the final version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat will be released in β€œa couple of months.”

The good news is if you're enrolled in the Android Beta Program, you can get a taste of what's to come today. The beta build will be available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, and Pixel C devices, but an update for the Nexus 6P will soon be released too.

According to Google, Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance update which is suppose to focus on more polishing and refinements. This means that it will mainly include bug fixes and optimizations, as well as some enhancements for carriers and users.

One things that's interesting to note is not all Pixel and Nexus devices that received Android 7.1.1 Nougat will get the new update too. The two devices that haven't been listed by Google are the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, which apparently are not eligible for an Android 7.1.2 Nougat update.

If you want to participate in the Android Beta Program and test this maintenance release, all you have to do is visit the dedicated website and opt-in your eligible Android device.

source: Google



1. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

That's just stupid. You'll get some nougat...but not the finally build. You get to live with some bugs. Don't worry. Just buy a new device.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Google is starting to slip when it comes to updates and features for Nexus devices. Those devices should still be able to update, so I don't see why they chose not to.

4. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Seems like it. It is infuriating. 2 years with the processor's now a days it's nothing. Before theyou had ram requirements ..ect... but if the phone can. Then it should. The SD805 is a beast. It's not 64 bit. But it's still a beast none the less. It can easily handle every bit of nougat.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Fragmentation, a staple of the Android Operating System.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its still getting security updates So the Nexus 6 probably still get the bug fixes, like they did with the Nexus 5 That being said, Google really should update their devices for longer


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I am going to buy a new device...... Galaxy Note 8. The nexus 6p will be my last Nexus. See you later Google.

3. Junito

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Great they are moving ahead with the .3% with Android N.

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

7.1.2 yet the majority of Android devices haven't got nougat to begin with.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Firmware update are not crucial to Android phone functionality. Where else its the be all and end all for iOS ecosystem. Overall, still happy with my Nexus 6 which i use for 2 yrs+.

9. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I still got the Nexus 6 as my backup phone and going strong. What a great device.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7523; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Same here (Nexus 6 just lying around). Running Pure Nexus 7.1.1 though, so updates through Google aren't really an issue for me.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Nexus 6 is launch at Nov 2014 with Android 5.0 Lollipop. So i already got 5.0->5.1.1->6.0->6.01->7.0->7.1.1 That's 5 firmware refreshes. Most developer are targeting their app support for ICS which is release in Oct 2011. No not worry about not able to run your favorite app.

7. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I see 3. 5, 6 and 7.

12. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Shame, Nexus 6 was one of the best looking phones in my opinion! Big screen + very nice looking back!

14. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

My Pixel C hasn't got 7.1.1 yet, beta isn't an option unless you like losing everything and having to reinstall over and over due to random issues. I wouldn't recommend anyone sign up for the beta.

16. tokuzumi

Posts: 1999; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Nexus 6 is over 2 years old. Google supported it for the duration they publicly stated. It will continue to get security updates for several more months. Nothing to see here. I'm just surprised support for the Nexus 9 wasn't dropped a long time ago. I remember the device lacked in updates for quite some time, before receiving several at once. I thought it was a bad idea for Nexus to release anything without an Qualcomm processor (I'm looking at you, Galaxy Nexus).

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