It’s December 6th and right on schedule, Google has released the latest Android update to Android 7.1.1 for all of their currently supported hardware. If you’ve got a Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C or a Nexus Player you can grab either the Factory Images, Full OTA Images or the Binaries right now from the Google Developers website.
Despite the version jump from 7.1 to 7.1.1 there’s not a lot of new goodies in the update; we know it has the monthly security update along with performance optimisation and bug features as well as the recently announced new Moves for Pixel Devices, apart from that we’re not expecting too much more.
Here’s how Moves looks with the update (hint: it’s in Settings):
If you’re on the Android Beta Program/ Preview you will be automatically updated to the latest version along with the rest of the rollout, alternatively you’ll have to install the factory image as the OTA won’t apply to your device. Remember flashing a Factory Image wipes all of your user data!
If you’ve got a Nexus 6, Google has an update for you as well, but it’s only Android 7.0 bringing with it the security and bug fixes. While you may desire the latest hotness from you older device there is still genuine value in ongoing security updates that shouldn’t be scoffed at, the Nexus 6 may be “stuck on Android 7.0, which is still the latest major release, but at least it’s safe for a while to come.
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