Published: Tue, April 04, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

Android 7.1.2 factory images and OTA files are now available

Android 7.1.2 factory images and OTA files are now available

So, the v7.1.2 update is certain to reach the aforementioned devices in coming days and later to other third-party phone brands including the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 series.

As part of the April security update, Pixel and Nexus phone users are getting a surprise.

Having said that, it is worth recalling, if in case you do not know what is Android 7.1.2 all about. Now we're hearing that it is officially rolling out to devices outside of the beta environment, specifically for Pixel C and Nexus Player devices.

It seems like Google's Android 7.1.2 update has been rolled out to some Pixel C tablets, a few weeks after the beta version was introduced to testers.

But where 7.1.2 really departs from 7.1.1 is with the multitasking interface. For the Pixel C, the Pixel Launcher will now be available, as well as the ability to pick where to use live wallpapers.

As Google made its announcement for the Android 8.0 Oreo for developers, those who missed the opportunity to try out Nougat may skip it entirely as the latest version came quite early. Users report that the new operating system update is now available to their Pixel C and Nexus Player devices. Security updates will still happen on both the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, but there will be no more major updates or support for those devices. Users will now see the "G" logo on the top left of the screen, and they can tap or swipe this logo across if they want to access the search app. As for the Google Pixel C tablet, there's even more stuff to smile about.

Further, v7.1.2 also brings new battery usage alert option, which shows a list of apps draining the phone's cell. It gives users the capability to turn off the permission right from the notification itself - meaning you don't have to navigate to the apps menu to look for the app.

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