Android 7.1 Nougat, also known as Android N in its development stage, is the seventh primary version of the Android operating system. Recently, Google has just publicly announced that the launching of the screening form for the new Android Nougat 7.1 can be downloaded and installed on various Google Nexus devices.
For the first time, Google introduced a preview prior to its timetable. As a practice, Google announced the forthcoming Android previews in May during the developer conference.
The new Android 7.1 Nougat is just a developer version, a work in progress. The purpose why Google permits users to experience these fresh updates ahead of the schedule is for them to get comments, feedback and reactions in order for them to enhance the update in the best possible way. Android 7.1 Nougat used to be limited only to Google’s owned devices such as Pixel XL and Pixel.
As said, Google announced that Nexus devices can now download and install the operating system in its beta or developer version. Among the devices that can install the developer phase of Android 7.1 Nougat are Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and also Nexus 5X. It is expected that more devices will be added to the list starting this month. Nexus Player, Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 are the impending devices that will be able to install Android 7.1 Nougat.
Ways to Install Android 7.1 Nougat:
The Traditional Method. This process involves manual flashing or system image. Google provides for its users the system images for download and users can use them on their device. However, this process will erase all the data and information stored in the device; so it is recommended to have a back-up of your important data.
The Android Beta Program. Another way to install Android 7.1 Nougat is to use this program. This will provide ease for the users installing the “New Android Preview.” If updated in this manner, the Android devices will continue to download updates over-the-air as soon as they are available; capability system-image flashed devices will not be able to do so. To do this, the users just have to visit the Android official website, sign-in and update their device.