Android 7.1.2 is now official, beta builds heading for Pixel and Nexus devices

Google has announced a new beta build for Android with the version number 7.1.2. The upcoming update will be the latest in Google's new incremental maintenance release strategy, where users should frequently get smaller builds of the OS.

Google has announced a new beta build for Android with the version number 7.1.2. The upcoming update will be the latest in Google's new incremental maintenance release strategy, where users should frequently get smaller builds of the OS.

There isn't a lot happening in the new update as Google says there are a number of bug fixes and optimisations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users. There are a few tweaks to the dialer app which has references to a multimedia call, some Bluetooth bug fixes and a few carrier-specific changes like a demo mode on the Pixel smartphones. There is also a new high temperature warning which will probably pop-up in case the phone overheats while using Daydream VR mode.

The rollout will be for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, as well as the Nexus 5X and Nexus Player. The Nexus 6P isn't on the list but Google says it will get the update soon. Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will not be getting the new update as they have reached the end of their update cycle, however they will keep getting security patches. If you own any of the mentioned devices, you can head to android.com/beta and opt-in for the beta rollout.

There isn't a full change-log as of yet, but there is a known-issues list:

General

On Pixel C devices, Quick Settings may not be visible in some cases.
Pixel launcher may crash when trying to search apps while a physical keyboard is connected.
Occasional UI hangs
Wi-Fi stability issues

Setup wizard

Black screen during transition from boot animation to Setup wizard.
Wi-Fi is turned off after completing Setup, even if user has chosen to set up the device using mobile data.
SMS messages may not be restored during device-to-device transfer.

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