Google is beginning to send out second Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta build which is now available to download for those with compatible devices and are enrolled in the beta program. This particular build will push users onto build number NPG471 and will be for the Nougat MR2 build, this same will be hitting both the Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as last year’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, the Pixel C tablet, and of course the Nexus Player. Here are the details to make a note of.
Those devices being a part of the Android Beta Program can eventually be able to download Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta 2 as an update, which already been pop up on the devices as well. Also, it could take two or more days to show up on the devices before it reaches all of the users that are part of the beta program. Android 7.1.2 features a number of bug fixes and optimizations, as well as some enhancements for both carriers and end users.
As always the case with beta version of the software update, users should not expect more, everything entirely stable as there is chance that there may be bugs, though this doesn’t necessarily guarantee that users will actually encounter any problems. Worth noting is that some users may experience bugs while other do not. The update is about 195MB file in size so it’s not a big deal to download but those who are worried about data consumption on their wireless plan will definitely want to wait until they can connect to a strong Wi-Fi network before they actually begin the update. For some users, the downloadable file size seems to be different in size as it’s showing up at just over 328MB. Google has yet to post the release notes or factory images for the latest update.
About the release notes or changelog, we got nothing entirely clear fair for the version of beta. According to a user on Reddit suggesting that it’s enabling the fingerprint gestures on the Nexus 6P. The fingerprint gestures were originally introduced with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL lineup allowing the user to swipe down on the fingerprint sensor on the back to bring down the notification shade when the screen is unlocked, and swiping back up makes the notification shade disappear again. With this new version of the 7.1.2 Nougat beta 2 now hitting devices, it might not be too long enough before Google sends out a stable software version.
Have you received the beta 2 of Android Nougat version 7.1.2? Then share your experiences though usual channels. A public release will likely be coming in a couple of weeks for current Pixel and Nexus devices, with 7.1.2 also being released to AOSP at the same time for OEMs to begin prepping updates for their devices.
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