Starting today Android 7.1.2 is rolling out to Android Beta Program members. At this time, we don’t know much about Android 7.1.2, only that it’s 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.” Continue reading “Android 7.1.2 beta available now, Nexus 6 and 9 won’t officially get it”
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”
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”
There have long been rumors of Google looking to merge Android for mobile devices with Chrome OS for laptops into a single operating system. The closest that Google has come to anything resembling the rumor is the ongoing work to allow Chromebooks, laptops which run on Chrome OS, to access the Google Play Store and run Android apps.
The rumor mill on the Android-Chrome OS merger is now once again buzzing due to a cryptic tweet by Android, Chrome OS and Google Play Store senior VP Hiroshi Lockheimer.
As you might have heard, word on the street has it that Google could be unveiling Project Andromeda on the 4th of October, which in case you haven’t heard, is Google’s vision of the future where Android and Chrome OS are merged together into a single platform. If you’re looking for more proof, you’re in luck.