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Google’s Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview to Roll-Out to Nexus Devices this Month

Reports from NDTV news, indicated that the Mountain View based internet-search giants, Google Inc. announced the Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview will be released for select 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 select Nexus devices before the end of October.

The Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview is initially coming only to Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C devices. However, the company never did confirm other devices that will get to use the preview by the end of developer preview cycle neither did they provide any release timeline for them.

According to Google, the final build of the Android 7.1 Nougat will hit all Google-supported Android 7.0 devices including the; Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus 9 LTE, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and all other supported Android One devices will get the final Android 7.1 Nougat update in December.

According to NDTV news, the Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview should briny some significant improvements, the most notable ones being 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.

Note that only devices registered on the Android Beta Program will get the update. However, if you wish to receive beta updates from the Android team, register your supported device.

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