Google on Monday released the public beta of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update, which is the next maintenance release for Android Nougat. Google also announced the final version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat will be released in “a couple of months.”
Google claims that the new update is focused on fixing a number of bugs and also brings optimizations. The latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat update will be initially available to Pixel and Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, and Pixel C devices while the company has confirmed that an update for Nexus 6P can be expected to be released soon.
Google says eligible devices that have already been enrolled should start receiving the Android 7.1.2 Nougat public beta in the next few days via over-the-air updates. Alternatively, users with eligible devices can also download and flash the factory images or OTA update files manually.
Unfortunately, the bad news is that not all nexus device are eligible to get the new Android Nougat update, 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.
Since both the Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 are past their updates-guaranteed timeframe (2 years) it’s no surprise to see them left out but the good news is that Google will continue to bring the must-have security patches to both devices for at least another year.