While few devices are still strugling to get Android Nougat 7.1 update, Google has released Android Nougat 7.1.2 beta. Google announced the final version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat will be released in “a couple of months.” Dave Burke, VP of Engineering at Google, in a blogpost said
Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements. It includes several bug fixes, optimisations as well as a few enhancements for users.
If you have enrolled in the Android Beta program, you can taste the Android 7.1.2 in your device. Google Pixel devices that came with Android 7.1.1 out of the box, are now eligible for Android 7.1.2 beta program. The beta build will be available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, and Pixel C devices, but an update for the Nexus 6P will soon be released too as said by Burke.
Since, the update is available for public, users who’d like to try Android 7.1.2 beta, can do so by signing in to Android Beta Program. You’ll receive the public beta update over-the-air once you’ve registered your eligible Android phone or tablet. The updated can be downloaded and flashed manually as well.
“If you have an eligible device that’s already enrolled, you’re all set — your device will get the public beta update in the next few days and no action is needed on your part. If your device isn’t enrolled, it only takes a moment to visit android.com/beta and opt-in your eligible Android phone or tablet — you’ll soon receive the public beta update over-the-air. As always, you can also download and flash this update manually.” said Burke.
Since the Nexus 6 & Nexus 9 were not mentioned in the post, which means they will not receive the update. The devices were released in 2014, and supported beta program until Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Google has confirmed to Droid Life Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 won’t receive major updates in the future. However, they’ll still get security patches for about a year.
You can give your feedbacks or requests in the Android Beta communitywhich will help building a final version soon.