It seems like Android 7.1.2 update is out of beta and started rolling out to users outside the beta program. A couple of weeks after its second beta release, Google is now rolling out the final Android 7.1.2 update to the eligible devices. Google released the first 7.1.2 Beta back in January. According to reports, currently the 7.1.2 update is hitting the Nexus Player and Pixel C, other devices should get it soon.
[Update] Google has made available Android 7.1.2 official factory images and OTA files for Nexus and Pixel devices.
Android 7.1.2 update is minor update that comes with bug fixes and small enhancements and with only a few notable new features that includes:
- Pixel’s fingerprint scanner gesture is now available for the Nexus 6P and 5X
- the Pixel Launcher will be available to the Pixel C
- Now you can choose where to set live wallpapers
- A new battery usage list
The eligible devices that will receive the Android 7.1.2 update includes Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and Pixel C devices. The Android 7.1.2 update won’t be available for the Nexus 6 or Nexus 9. So this could be the end of any Android version update for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 as they will not get the update, and the Android 7.1.1 will be final. Google has already confirmed that there are no guaranteed Android updates for these devices after October 2016. Also there is no guaranteed Android updates for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P after 2017.
The Android 7.1.2 update is currently hitting the Nexus Player and Pixel C and the other devices should join soon. As usual, the OTA update is rolling out gradually, it may take some time to reach you.