Android 7.1.1 Latest News & Updates: Latest Android Version, Nougat, Likely To Hit Nexus Devices On December 6

By Arah TJ , Updated Nov 28, 2016 09:38 PM EST

In early November, Google has released the Developer Preview of Android 7.1 for an array of Nexus devices. Google also announced that they will roll out another update for Android 7.1 back then, and will be followed in December by a final public release to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

Recently, a mobile carrier has listed the precise date of the update release. According to Indian Express, the Vodafone Australia website reports, Google will launch Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Nexus 6P on Dec. 6, with the update being 650MB in size and bears the build number NMF26F. The site also shows Android 7.1.1 having a security patch update for Dec. 2016.

Also, Huawei Nexus 6P users are advised to see to it that their devices are fully charged before downloading the Android 7.1.1 update. It is imperative that a backup of important data be made such as messages, photos, contacts and such. Users that update will be prompted when the Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) update is present to download. The update is downloadable from the System updates option in About tab of Settings menu.

The website also listed in full detail key elements of how the Android update will be released for users. It states that the update will be progressively rolled out, with Day 1-3 where 10,000 phones are randomly selected to be eligible for the update. Qualified users are either alerted via FOTA Push Message or must manually check for the Android update. Day 4-13 is where an additional 10% of the remaining pool of users are chosen per day. Users are to check manually for the update. At Day 14, all devices will be eligible for the Android update.

Google still has not made any official statement or released and definitive information regarding the update, but if the schedule is kept, this would mean that all Nexus 6P users are expected to receive the Android Nougat 7.1.1 update by December 20. Google's new update ushers in new features such as app shortcuts and image keyboard support.

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