Nexus 5X & 6P Google developer preview of Android 7.1

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Google announced Android 7.0 Nougat in August, Along for Pixel C tablets, Nexus 5X marking the first time the company did not include the new Android version with its Nexus (now Pixel) smartphones. In fact, the LG V20 was the first phone to ship with Android 7.0 pre-installed. Google, on the other hand, released two new smartphones with Android 7.1 earlier this month under the Pixel brand. Furthermore, Pixel devices have features that are exclusive to the Pixel line, which is very un-Google-like.

Google has released Android 7.1 developer preview for select Google devices, including the Nexus 6P, as announced earlier this month. The Nexus 5X tablet and the Pixel C tablet. In addition, Google has confirmed that other promised devices will receive the developer preview in the near future, though the company has not provided a timeline.

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If you happen to own any of the above mentioned devices and wish to install Android 7.1 developer preview, you must register to Google’s Android Beta Program here.

Further, you can also download factory images of the developer preview if you have working knowledge of ‘How to Flash Android factory images’ on to your Nexus device.

The webpage given above also reveals that the final build for Android 7.1 will be available sometime in December, reportedly early December. Also, all the devices which are to get Android 7.0 update will also get Android 7.1 Nougat update.

As for the changes, Android 7.1 update brings a bunch of improvements such as Daydream View VR support, image keyboard, night-light, circular icons as we saw in Pixel smartphones, app shortcuts and a manual storage manager.

Unfortunately, the famous Google Assistant and Pixel launcher, as of now, is limited to Pixel devices only with no signs of it coming to other Android Nougat running devices. However, developers have come up with a work around for the same.

In addition, Google will begin shipping pre-orders for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. However, there is no word on whether Flipkart will ship the device across India today. If you ordered one of the Pixel devices and received a shipping notification from Flipkart, let us know in the comments section below.

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