Android Nougat 7.1.2

The latest figures from Google in March 2017 show that Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 distribution has doubled since February, but don’t be too impressed: it has now rolled out to just 2.8 percent of all Android devices. The Marshmallow version of the OS is still the most widely used at the moment, with it running on nearly a third (31.3 percent) of Android devices.

Google has released Android 7.0 Nougat. The newest version available now is 7.1.2 however, this is only available in beta for the time being. There has been a suggestion that Nougat 7.1.2 may be released on April 3. The update is the latest in Google’s new “incremental maintenance release” strategy, which should see users get smaller builds of Android more frequently.

Nougat is that users can now set independent live wallpapers on their home screen or lockscreen. Live wallpapers are animated or move as users move their devices. In previous Android versions to set a live wallpaper users had to have the same wallpaper on both the homescreen and lockscreen. Now users can set up different live wallpapers on either screen. Or users can set a still wallpaper on one screen and a live wallpaper on another. The devices were released with Android 7.1 Nougat installed, which offered a range of new improvements and advances, including an expansion on how to interact with the device’s fingerprint scanner. Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements, so it includes a number of bugfixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users,” Google saidi n its announcement, without actually detailing any new features.

Of course all Android smartphones and tablets should eventually get the latest version of Android. Well, most recent devices at least. For now though, this is limited to Nexus and Pixel users, as it’s still in beta form.
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