Google has announced that Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview will be released for selected compatible devices by the end of this month. After unveiling the new Android version for its Pixel smartphones at the Made by Google Event, the tech giant has now confirmed the preview will arrive for selected Nexus devices before the end of October.
Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview is initially coming only for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C devices. Google does confirm that other devices will get to use the preview by the end of developer preview cycle, but did not provide any release timeline for them.
Furthermore, Google even confirmed that the Android 7.1 Nougat final build will hit all Google-supported Android 7.0 devices in early December. This means Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus 9 LTE, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and supported Android One devices will get the final Android 7.1 Nougat update.
The Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview should bring some significant improvements. The most notable ones would be the introduction of support for Daydream View VR headset and image keyboard. The latter means that Android users will now be able to freely send gifs through the keyboard, rather than copy pasting links or other roundabout methods.
It’s worth noting that only the developer preview is expected to release this month, and only devices registered on the Android Beta Program will get the update. If you wish to receive beta updates from the Android team, register your supported device here.
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