Android 7.1.2, April 2017 patch rolls out to Nexus, Pixels

The April Security Patch is missing for the Pixel C and the Nexus Player, perhaps confirming that those were already included in their Android 7.1.2 updates. However, the users can always flash the OTA image in a manual manner in case you are patient enough. Tough luck actually, but at the very least, these two handsets would continue to receive security updates.

For the Pixel Android 7.1.2 Nougat update fixes the early shutdown issue, a fix for the small number of users experiencing pink banding on the camera, and a fix to the audio popping issue some users were experiencing at high volume, Pixel Community Manager Orrin said in a post. The builds range from versions N2G47F on the Nexus 5X, N2G47H on the Nexus Player and 6P, N2G47E and N2G47J on the Pixel and Pixel XL, respectively, and N2G47D on the Pixel C (N2G47J is for Deutsche Telekom customers only). In fact, the latter device is the largest beneficiary from this new Nougat update as it not only gets the usual bug fixes and stability improvements, it also gets a bunch of new features as well, including the new Pixel Launcher that adds a Pixel and Pixel XL touch to the tablet. According to reports, Android 7.1.2 is now being pushed to users not in the beta program too.

Coming towards the software and hardware updates, the device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Android Nougat continues to get updates. The update consist minor improvements and no as such OS design changes. The update version is more enchanced and has better speed optimisation.

These are the steps we take every time Google releases a new Android update and we typically come out of release day unscathed.

Well, the new Motorola Nexus 6 also seems to be good phone in comparison to LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P. The search giant has also made the factory images and OTA files for the update available for eligible Nexus and Pixel devices.

  • Carolyn Briggs