Google has released official Android 7.1.2 Beta 1 for Pixel and Nexus Devices which you now download and install on all supported models of Google Pixel and Nexus devices. This Android 7.1.2 Beta 1 is available via OTA update for devices registered with Android Beta Program. You can also download factory images of Android 7.1.2 Beta 1 from the link below to manually flash latest firmware update.
Google has mainly focused on the maintenance features in this Android 7.1.2 beta 1 update for Pixel and Nexus devices. This update marks the start of the new version 7.1.2 of Android Nougat for the first time. Don’t expect any radical changes or new features as the update primarily brings bugs and error fixes to enhance stability of supported devices.
Devices enrolled on Android Beta Program have started to get OTA update notification. If your device hasn’t received update yet, don’t worry, you can manually flash this update by downloading factory images for your device model from the link below. Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta 1 update is for Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel XL, Pixel X, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player. This updates brings stability to the older Nexus devices and bug fixes for Pixel phones. Google has also made it clear that a similar update for the Nexus 6P will be released soon. While the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will no longer receive latest Android firmware update, so owners of those two phone models should purchase a device that is still in the loop of Android Nougat update program.
Those of you who haven’t registered their devices to Android beta program can use the factory images given in the download link below to manually flash this Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta 1 update on supported device models of Google Pixel and Nexus. Google has made it clear that this update is mainly concerned with performance and stability improvement features, no new features and changes are included in this update:
Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements, so it includes a number of bugfixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users.
All interested users can download and install this beta update on their Nexus or Pixel device. Here’s how to register your device on to Android Beta Program to get OTA update. Those who prefer to go down manual update route, can download factory images for Android 7.1.2 beta 1 for Pixel and Nexus from this link here. Unfortunately its the end of the line for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices when it comes to getting latest firmware updates, Google made this much clear back in October of last year, you can check official Nexus help page to see possible course action available to you if you are an owner of Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.
This is a beta update, official release of Android 7.1.2 Nougat isn’t expected until sometime in the summer months. Do share you experience with Android 7.1.2 update in the comments section below. We would like to hear from you.