Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview Available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C

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Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview Available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C
Highlights
  • Preview available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C
  • You can download OTA update by being a part of Android Beta Program
  • Pixel smartphones will go for sale in the US from Thursday

Google announced earlier this month that the Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview will be released for select devices by the end of this month. The search giant has now delivered on its promise and made the developer preview available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C.

In order to get the developer preview, you can sign up for the company's Android Beta Program, which was announced earlier this year, and receive the update over-the-air. You can also choose to download the factory image for the preview from the Android website and flash it to your compatible device.

Google confirmed earlier that other devices will also get the preview by the end of developer preview cycle, but there's no word on the timeline yet. The company also confirmed that the final build of Android 7.1 Nougat will be coming to all Google devices that support Android 7.0 Nougat by early December.

The Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview brings some notable improvements like support for Daydream View VR headset and image keyboard. Other changes include features such as night-light, circular app icons, app shortcuts, and a manual storage manager.

The timing of the developer preview's release can be considered perfect given that the company's Pixel smartphones running Android 7.1 will be made available for sale in the US from Thursday.

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