Following a brief developer preview, Android 7.1.1 is now available for Nexus and Pixel devices as previously rumoured. Google has just published the Android 7.1.1 Nougat factory images and OTA files for a couple of Nexus and Pixel devices. If you don’t own a Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone, you will get some of the features that were only available for these devices since they were launched with Android 7.1 Nougat right out of the box.
The software is hitting devices wirelessly, but users can also install the update manually by flashing factory images provided by Google.
Build numbers for Android 7.1.1 devices individually follow:
- Pixel / Pixel XL: NMF26O
- Pixel C: NMF26H
- Nexus 6P: NMF26F (all carriers except Verizon)
- Nexus 5X: NMF26F
- Nexus 9 / 9 LTE: NMF26F
- Nexus Player: NMF26J
Devices will officially get such new features as App shortcuts, circular app icons and updates to the Google keyboard, among others. The update will also include Google’s December 2016 security patch, which addresses six critical vulnerabilities, 21 high-severity vulnerabilities and 12 moderate vulnerabilities.
The Nexus 6 has received new builds as well, but they’re still Android 7.0-based, likely updating the ageing handset to at least the latest security patch. The builds for the Nexus 6 are NBD91S and NBD91U. Updated driver binaries can also be found here.
It’s unclear when exactly the update will be rolled out to Nexus and Pixel devices, but since Verizon is expected to start the deployment today, there’s a high chance that the rest of the phones and tablets will be getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat beginning today as well.
Users can expect device manufacturers that haven’t already announced Android update plans may now update devices to Android 7.1.1. This version may also be the software run on devices that will be announced and launched in early 2017.
|Pixel XL “marlin”|
|Nexus 6P “angler”|
|Nexus 5X “bullhead”|
|Pixel C “ryu”|
|Nexus Player “fugu”|
|Nexus 9 “volantis”|
|Nexus 9 LTE “volantisg”|