The impending release of the HTC built Pixel phones are the talk of the Android world, there’s already pretty solid rumours pointing to the devices launching with Maintenance Release 1 (MR1) of Android 7.0, and now another reputable source has backed this up.
Noted HTC ROM developer and leaker of inside information on HTC devices and software, @llabtoofer has tweeted that he too believes that the HTC built phones will be launching with Android 7,1 MR1:
Google's Pixel and Pixel XL to be released with Android 7.1 (NMR1).
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 5, 2016
Further, he followed that up saying that the current build version of Android 7.1 is NDE63B – the D indicating a development build, with P for Preview and R for release – meaning that we’ll be getting a slightly different build number when it releases.
Whether we see this build on the now rumoured Google Huawei-built tablet that popped up this morning is anyones guess.