The official release date for the Android Nougat 7.1 update for Nexus devices emerged from a listing on Vodafone Australia website Saturday. The update will bring the Nexus devices on par with the Pixel series in terms of operating system.
The updated devices will have Gboard functionality, allowing users to add GIFs to their chats and new emojis featuring a wider range of professions for men and women. Vodafone’s release notes state Google will push out the update at 1 a.m. EST, Dec. 6. However, the security patch inside the update states Dec. 5 as the release date.
The 650MB Nexus 6P update will roll out on 10,000 devices from Dec. 6-9, according to Vodafone. An additional 10 percent devices will be eligible for the update between Dec. 9-22 and from Dec. 23, all Nexus devices will be eligible for the update.
Google released the second developer preview for Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and Nexus 9 on Wednesday. Android 7.1.1 will allow developers to add app shortcuts.
To check for the official update on your device, you will need to go to settings>About phone>System updates. To experience the OS before it releases, you can download the developer preview here.
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