Google releases Android 7.1 Developer Preview 2 for some devices

Google has just announced that a second Android 7.1 Developer Preview is being rolled out to a couple of its devices. The new update comes with a few new features that will be implemented in Android 7.1.1 when it goes out next month.

For the time being, the Android 7.1 Developer Preview 2 is available for the following devices: Leg Nexus 5, Huawei Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, and Pixel C. It's also worth mentioning that this is the last Developer Preview update before Google releases the final Android 7.1.1 build for eligible devices.

According to Google, Developer Preview 2 includes “near-final system behaviors and UI, along with the latest bug fixes and optimizations across the system and Google apps.”

In addition, the search giant announced that this update brings the developers features and APIs that have already been introduced in Developer Preview 1. So, those who haven't yet tried out those features, they can now take a look at app shortcuts, round icon resources, and image keyboard support.

Also, Developer Preview 2 is supposed to update the SDK build and platform tools in Android Studio, the Android 7.1.1 platform, and the API level 25 emulator system images.

Google confirmed that as long as you have an eligible device that's been enrolled in the Android Beta Program, your device should receive the Developer Preview 2 update over the coming weeks without you having to do anything. However, you will also be able to download and flash the update manually.

Android 7.1.1 includes the developer features already available on Pixel and Pixel XL devices and adds some optimizations and bug fixes. Google expects to launch the final Android 7.1.1 build sometime in December. The update will be rolled out to all supported preview devices, as well as the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.

source: Google




Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

The beta program was fine on the nexus 6 o.g but my Kodi suffered for a bit. Maybe I can try it on my 6p

2. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Meanwhile Google became scummy f**ks now that GSAM can't collect data on what's using the CPU and in turn keeping the phone awake. They're trying to hide their shoddy wakelock issues it seems...

3. Khyron

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

What about a real NIGHT MODE that turns Your UI and apps automatically dark just like Nova launcher does it

4. Mrmark

Posts: 400; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Thanks for heads up downloading now

5. Tyson31

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 23, 2016

I have a nexus 6, I would like to know when I will going to receive the new update from Google Android nougat 7.1 , I got already the beta program software installed in my cell phone.

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