Nexus 6 will get Android 7.1.1 update in early January

Just over three weeks ago, Google began rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat to supported devices. Google confirmed back then that the Nexus 6 will eventually receive the update, but wasn’t included in the list of devices being updated then. The Nexus 6 is the oldest still-supported Nexus device and users have been not-so-patiently awaiting Android 7.1.1.

Apparently the delay was due to a bug that seems to have appeared at the last minute, at least that’s what Google says.

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Android 7.1.1 factory images and OTA updates live for Pixel and Nexus devices

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. Continue reading “Android 7.1.1 factory images and OTA updates live for Pixel and Nexus devices”

Rumour : Android 7.1.1 coming to Nexus line on December 6th

When Google pushed out the “final” developer preview for Android 7.1.1 this past week, they did also note that the stable update would be heading out to all supported Nexus devices in December. According to Vodafone Australia, Android 7.1.1’s consumer release to Nexus devices will coincide with next month’s security patch on December 5th.

First launched on the Pixel, Android 7.1 qucikly came to the Nexus 5X, 6P, and Pixel C via the Developer Preview. DP2 was expected to add support for the remaining crop of current devices and Android One, but the Nexus 9 was the only addition this week. Continue reading “Rumour : Android 7.1.1 coming to Nexus line on December 6th”

Android 7.1 Dev Preview 2 images live for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 and Pixel C

Not too long ago we received hints that we’d see a second 7.1 developer preview for Nexus devices, as the rollout process had reportedly begun yesterday. Now, we finally see the system images become available for select Nexus devices! A month after the release of the Android 7.1 Developer Preview for the Nexus 5X, 6P, and Pixel C, DP2 is now available for the Nexus 9. These near-final system images are intended for testing before next month’s release to AOSP and OEM ecosystem. Continue reading “Android 7.1 Dev Preview 2 images live for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 and Pixel C”

Everything new in Android 7.1 Preview explained by the makers at Google

Android 7.1 has a lot of changes that were first supposed to come out with the Android 7.0 but as it turned out, Google was saving those for the Pixel. While some features such as the Google AssistantNight light and Fingerprint Gestures are to be retained by the Pixels, at least for now, many other features are available for everyone who gets the Android 7.1 update.

The Android 7.1 Developer Preview is live right now for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C. So what’s new? Continue reading “Everything new in Android 7.1 Preview explained by the makers at Google”

Video : Partial Screenshot on Android 7.1

Screenshots on Android have been around ever since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and  even before on Android 2.3 Gingerbread if you had a Samsung phone like me. With time though, Samsung, and other OEMs have evolved their screenshots with much needed features like scrolling screenshots while the native Android screenshot feature has remained right where it was 5+ years ago.

That might change very soon though with Partial Screenshots, a hidden feature in Android 7.1, much like Multi-window was hidden in Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Continue reading “Video : Partial Screenshot on Android 7.1”

Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview available now

So Nexus devices are not kept waiting as we thought, at least sort of. Just as the Pixel phones start shipping Google has released the Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and the Pixel C. The firm is promising beta quality, which was a label that it didn’t put on 7.0 until Preview 3.  Google says that it will open it up to more devices next month for Developer Preview 2, but it didn’t specify which ones. The firm has noted, however, that all Nexus devices that were eligible for 7.0 Nougat will eventually be able to install 7.1. Continue reading “Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview available now”

Which features from Google Pixel will you get in the Android 7.1 update?

The Pixel smartphones mark a bold new direction for Google. It is difficult to tell whether we just witnessed another historical moment yesterday or not. In 2008 when the first Android phone was announced, little did anyone know it would revolutionize the world of wireless devices.

For the first time, the owner of Android is competing head-on with its partners, unlike the shy Nexus approach it has been following over the years and Google is eager to differentiate its smartphones from the huge variety of Android devices already on the market. As such, the Google Pixels mark a shift from the “Vanilla Android” experience. Continue reading “Which features from Google Pixel will you get in the Android 7.1 update?”

Pixel and Pixel XL rumour round up : Everything we expect

There was a time when things looked to be on the rocks for the search giant’s own-brand handsets, but it’s navigated through the treacherous waters, and come out stronger on the other side. Google looks set to launch its two new phones as the Pixel and Pixel XL at a launch event on October 4, with the Nexus name being retired. Plus the latest rumors suggest they will be ready to buy on October 20.

Usually, when we get closer to an announcement, there are plenty of rumors and leaks that spring out of the water works, and Google can’t seem to patch the holes.

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