On Dec. 2, the Android 7.1.1 Nougat has rolled out to a device, and it was not Google Pixel, nor any Nexus device. A handset from Turkey, General Mobile 4G (Android One), released its own 7.1.1 Nougat update. It was launched in 2015 and was being sold in Turkish market alone.
General Mobile 4G users can already download the latest Android update on their handsets. Mobile users will see the option to update from Android 7.0 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat but it demands a 240 MB download. According to tech reviews, the said update to the device also has the security patches that Google has not revealed yet.
Android 7.1.1 Available on Pixel and Nexus This Month
Since this has been out now, it was expected that the official announcement will be released soon. The last Developer Preview of Android 7.1.1 was revealed late last month and Google also announced that the final version will be released this December. Google Pixel and selected Nexus devices got their software updates straight from Google so it was also expected that these handsets will receive the new and full 7.1.1 Nougat version this month.
Just yesterday, Google announced that they are releasing Android 7.1.1 Nougat. With this update, features that were already on Pixel and Pixel XL devices can be experienced in Nexus devices as well. Inclusive Emojis and a GIF keyboard were two of the main features of the update, as well as developer-created counterparts of career-oriented emojis that users can send via messages. Users can also search for GIFs on supported applications like Messenger, Hangouts, and Allo.
New Lock Screen Features: Applications Shortcuts, “Raise-to-Wake,” and “Double Tap”
The update also comes with application shortcuts on the home screen. For Pixel devices, there will be a special update called the “raise-to-wake” and “double tap,” where users can see their notifications and lock screen when they pick up their phones or tap the screen with two fingers.
Last month, the said features of Android 7.1.1 beta were tested and were released in Canada. All of the said features will be included in the final roll out several weeks from now to select handsets, such as Pixel and Pixel XL. Other devices included are Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Players and General Mobile 4G (Android One).
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