Android 7.1.2 starts rolling out to Pixel C, Nexus Player

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While it is not yet known whether 7.1.2 will make its way to other devices, the update should come with small changes like Android logos on the Pixel smartphones' boot screen and gesture controls on the rear-side fingerprint scanner on the Nexus 6 smartphones. The Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 have reached end of life, and thus will not receive the update as far as we know. Icons are also going to be redesigned, but everything else is expected to be looking nearly the same with the earlier iteration of Android 7.0 Nougat.

Now that these factory images and OTA files have been posted, we should see the updates actually rolling out over the air shortly. It's about time Google unified their Pixel lineup into a premium product range with their own software benefits rather having two Pixel products and treating them differently, so I think many users will appreciate the changes made. It is worth noting that the update could take a few days until it's received by all users in the US, MobiPicker reported.

If you don't have a supported Nexus or Pixel device, don't expect to see it anytime soon.

In a last-ditch bid to "fix" its failing Pixel C tablet, Google is reverting back to its successful Pixel smartphone for inspiration. Recent reports indicated that Google was working on a new OS update for the tablet which would bring the Pixel Launcher on to the tablet. Now, Pixel C users simply have to swipe up from the bottom of the screen, and the apps installed on the tablet will be displayed.

According to Android Headlines, one of the new features includes an alert when an app is displaying on top of another app.

Picture In a Picture - Similar to how the mobile app version of YouTube works, the Picture In a Picture function allows users to keep the video playback while multitasking without the need of completely minimizing the window where a video is playing. This was very obvious as the higher version of the smartphone Google Pixel XL was already in the list.



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