Around six weeks later since the Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta program first started hitting select few Google Pixel and Nexus handsets, we are hearing that Google is planning to push the update publicly starting early next month.
If these rumors are indeed spot on, chances are Google Pixel and Nexus devices will start receiving the Android 7.12 Nougat update from April 3 onwards, TechTimes reports.
The news holds significance for the extended Android user-base too as the said update will hit other eligible devices only after it is rolled out to Google’s Pixel and Nexus phones.
These rumors have been echoed by the folks over at WCCFtech too. “The company is expected to start the public update rollout at the end of this month or at the beginning of April,” notes the WCCFtech report.
Worth noting, during the release of the Android 7.1.2 beta version, Google made it clear that it planned to roll out an additional update aimed at enhancing performance and fixing various bugs. Among other improvements, the additional update was also supposed to fix carrier related issues.
The latest rumors underline an earlier assertion made by Android vice president Dave Burke. In a blog post published in January, Burke stated that the public availability of Android 7.12 Nougat would not take more than “a couple of months.”
Not all Nexus handset will receive Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Google confirmed earlier in February that not all Nexus handsets were slated to receive the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update. Among the devices that were going to miss out were the Nexus 6, and Nexus 9 (HTC). However, both these handsets were promised the security updates.
Those of you who do not own a Pixel or Nexus phone, you are going to have to wait a bit longer for the Android 7.1.2 update as Google is likely to take some time to prepare it for other eligible devices. Given that the beta program included the Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C, these are likely to make the first batch of handsets to receive the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update.