Google has revealed an updated, improved Android Nougat build
Google has unveiled another new version of its Android 7.0 Nougat software.
The compny has rolled out a new version of its most powerful Android build yet – Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
Featuring a number of improvements, bug fixes and upgrades, the new Android 7.1.2 Nougat is available now – however you'll need to have one of a select few devices in order to fully enjoy it.
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Android Nougat boasts a number of new features, including the ability to run two apps side-by-side, better battery life and improved encryption for personal data.
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Nougat boasts a number of new features, including the ability to run two apps side-by-side, better battery life and improved encryption for personal data
That's because as usual, the new software will be rolled out to Google's own devices first.
That means that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will get the upgrade, as will the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Pixel C devices.
Google says that the new build of Android 7.1.2 Nougat addresses several major issues that have affected the Pixel and Pixel XL, including a fix to a well-publicisded audio popping issue that plagued some devices.
The new update also improves fingerprint swipe performance and Bluetooth connectivity, and also fixes an issue to do with pink bands appearing on the camera screen.
The Android 7.1.2 Nougat release fixes several reported Pixel issues
The Pixel and Pixel XL aren't the only devices getting new services and upgrades, however.
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The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P get the ability to control their devices using fingerprint gestures, which previously had only been available on the Pixel.
The gestures include swiping on the fingerprint sensor to launch the notification drawer, no matter where you are.
Elsewhere, all the mobile devices get a new roaming indicator in the status bar, and there is a new battery usage alert service to let you know when an app is sucking too much power.
The update is available to download now from Google for free.
Android users may soon be getting even more improvements and upgrades with the impending launch of Android O.
Google's next generation of mobile software was officially shown off for the first time last month.
The company revealed a number of new features in the software, including a picture-in-picture mode for phones, the ability to cut what apps run in the background to save valuable battery life, and changes in how notifications are displayed.
It's thought that the company will now show off more details about the software at it's Google I/O event next month.