Officially android 7.1 is released as a developer preview beta 1 for nexus devices. This preview beta 1 is available for Nexus 5c, Nexus 6P and Pixel C devices right now. Preview 1 released with build number NPF10C, support emulator x86 & ARM (32/64bit) and Google Play services 9.6. Android nougat 7.0 was released as a final version couple of months ago, android nougat 7.1 was officially released for new Google Pixel and Pixel XL devices few weeks ago. This was also expected for nexus devices and her it is.
But as for the nexus devices there are not all the features available like full quality unlimited photos and video backup, Pixel launcher and Google assistant. But all the other features which were introduced in android nougat 7.1 are available like support for images in keyboard, app shortcut which is like Apple 3D touch.
- Images in keyboard
- App shortcuts
Here is the complete list of new features in Pixel and Non Pixel devices
Android Nougat 7.1 (Non Pixel devices)
- Pixel Launcher – swipe up for all apps, new Search Box, date/weather header on home
- Google Assistant
- Unlimited original quality photo/video backup to Google Photos
- Smart Storage – when storage is full, automatically removes old backed up photos/videos
- Phone/Chat support (new support tab in settings), screen-share functionality
- Quick switch adapter for wired setup from Android or iPhone
- Pixel Camera:
- Electronic Image Stabilization (“video stabilization”) 2.0
- Pro Features
- White Balance Presets
- Exposure Compensation
- AE/AF Locking
- Viewfinder grid modes
- HW-accelerated (on Qualcomm Hexagon coprocessor) HDR+ image processing
- Sensor Hub processor with tightly integrated sensors (accel, gyro, mag) + connectivity (Wi-Fi, Cell, GPS)
- Solid navbar icons with home affordance for Assistant
- SysUI accent color theming
- Wallpaper picker with new wallpapers and sounds
- New setup look and feel
- Dynamic calendar date icon
- Night Light
- Touch/display performance improvements
- Moves (Fingerprint swipe down gesture – opt-in)
- Seamless A/B system updates
- Daydream VR mode
- Developer features:
- App shortcuts / shortcut manager APIs
- Circular app icons support
- Keyboard image insertion
- Fingerprint sensor gesture to open/close notification shade
- Manual storage manager Intent for apps
- Improved VR thread scheduling
- Enhanced wallpaper metadata
- Multi-endpoint call support
- Support for various MNO requirements
- PCDMA voice privacy property
- Source type support for Visual Voicemail
- Carrier config options for managing video telephony
- Manual storage manager – identifies apps and files and apps using storage
This android nougat 7.1 is released for developers and other early adopters. It’s also for development, compatibility testing and daily use.
- Developer Preview 1 is Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) approved on these devices: Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C. Apps that depend on CTS approved builds should work normally on these devices (Android Pay for example).
- Some apps may not function as expected on the new platform version. This includes Google’s apps as well as other apps.
- This release may have various stability issues on supported devices.
Known issues in Android Nougat 7.1 Preview beta 1
- Backup and restore
After backup, launcher data and wallpapers may not be restored.
- Setup Wizard
Users setting up a factory-reset device and using Setup Wizard may experience minor issues with UI and functionality.
Device with low storage stuck in boot loop animation on reboot.
Native crash in Bluetooth observed when trying to share a file from Files app.
Device may freeze when users are playing videos in multiple windows and change the volume.
- Stability and performance
Users may encounter system instability (such as kernel panics and crashes).
Users may see higher than expected battery drain when the device battery is low.
Download Android Nougat 7.1 Preview 1 Factory Image – October Update
the best way to upgrade your Nexus device to Android Nougat 7.1 beta by joining android developers beta program and then update by over the air.