Google released Android Nougat 7.1 Developer Preview 2 for compatible Nexus devices and it’s available to download. This second developer preview beta just comes right after one month of Nougat 7.1 preview 1 released. Google stop nexus series and now owned Google Pixel devices which runs final version of android Nougat 7.1 and Pixel Nougat 7.1 have some extra features and different from nexus devices Android nougat 7.1. This Nougat Preview 2 build NPF26F support Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 and build NPF26H for Pixel C devices, Emulator support: x86 & ARM (32/64-bit), Google Play services: 9.6.
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 2 is available on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, and Pixel C.
- Developer Preview 2 is Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) approved on these devices: Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, 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 2
Audio may fail after Pixel C device goes to sleep.
- Stability and performance
Users may encounter system instability (such as kernel panics and crashes).
Download Android Nougat 7.1 Developers Preview 2 Factory Image – November Update
The best way to upgrade your Nexus device to Android Nougat 7.1 beta is by joining android developer’s beta program and then update by over the air. Or download Android Nougat 7.1 Developers Preview 2 factory images below.