Google had already released the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Pixel, Pixel C, and Pixel XL as well as selected Nexus devices earlier this week. Just as the developers stated last month, the newest update includes the monthly security update patch for this month and some bug fixes from Nougat.
Originally, Google exclusively launched Android 7.1 Nougat on its own product, the Google Pixel, last October. The 7.1 was developed alongside Pixel handsets, so many features particularly catered to Pixel devices. Such features are the Google Assistant, the newest navigation bar, and the Pixel Launcher. Nexus devices, on the other hand, will not get those features but they will have the new emojis and better touch input latency.
Android 7.1.1 Brings a Host of Fixes for the Pixel
Verizon released a list of fixes that Android 7.1.1 Nougat applies on Pixel devices. The update was able to solve issues related to Voicemail messages such as the “Error 9999,” which happens when users are trying to recover their Visual Voicemail messages. Another one is when a new voicemail message is received; the voicemail notification sometimes fails to display. In addition to those voicemail messages fixes, 7.1.1 also solves blue screen issues that occasionally happen while on a call.
With the latest Android update on Pixel devices, while users are roaming internationally, they can now select two ways of calling: Wi-Fi or Cellular. Also, “Ambient Display” is present on Pixel devices now, which was only previously available on Nexus devices.
One of the latest updates available for Nexus devices would be the Android 7.1 Developer Preview 2 that will be released this month. For now, Android 7.1.1 Nougat is out for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus 9 LTE and Nexus Player. Some reviews added that the Nexus 6 device surprisingly got the December security update even if the handset has an Android 7.0 version.
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