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at November 27, 2016

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Last month, Google officially provided developer previews for its both pixel phones and other phones such as nexus series phones. Developer preview was just a beta testing .
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Release Date


The release of the Android 7.1.1 for these smartphones is scheduled to be on Dec 6.
This update will come with security patch of Dec 5. Its size is nearly going to be around 600-700 MB.

Once released ,the software update will put the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P ,Pixel C and Nexus 9 on par with that of the software housed inside the google pixel pairing.

Android 7.1 Feaures


Apart from the standard updates and features included in Android 7.0 Nougat, Android 7.1.1 will also enable developers to add app shortcuts, which is similar to what shows up when an app is pressed via 3D Touch on new iPhones.

Other features such as data saving measures to free up space, Google Assistant and image keyboard support for snazzy GIFs with rich content are also present on the latest version of Android Nougat.

Vodafone Australia notes that the update will be pushed out 5 p.m. AEST on Dec. 6, but the security patch will be released a day before, which matches Google's pattern of releasing security patches on a Monday.

However, it may take up to a couple of weeks before supported devices can receive the new software update

Android 7.1 Nougat Distribution



On the first three days of release, only 10,000 phones, selected at random, will be eligible for the software update. From day 4 to day 13, 10 percent from the remaining pool will be selected each day, and users must check for the update manually. Finally, on the fourteenth day, all devices will be eligible for the software update.

Android 7.1.1 is also slated to hit the Pixel and Pixel XL, which contains a number of bug fixes alongside double-tap and raise-to-wake features.

For owners of previous Nexus flagships impatiently waiting for the official rollout of Android Nougat 7.1, make sure to manually check for updates once Dec. 6 rolls around.

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