We have heard that Google may release the Android 7.1.2 operating system on 3 April and many people have said that this is nothing more than an early April Fools joke. At the moment the update to the OS is only available in beta.
Android 7.1.2 has been in beta testing since January this year and one of the biggest carriers in Canada, Rogers, have tested it on Google Pixel handsets. The update enables VoLTE, something which wasn’t available with Nougat 7.1.1.
The figures from Google in March 2017 have shown that Android 7.0 and 7.1 distribution has doubled since February, but you shouldn’t be too impressed as it has only rolled out to 2.8% of devices running Android. Marshmallow is still the most widely used operating system as it is on almost 31.3% of devices running on Android.
Of course more handsets are going to get updated to Nougat and manufacturers will be rolling out their own version of the operating system, which will have been tweaked.
There have been some issues with the beta version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat and these include issues with battery life, stability and performance. In some cases on the Pixel C Quick Settings hasn’t been visible and the launcher crashes when you connect a physical keyboard and it has issues with stability for WiFi.
The update is said to bring with it come enhancements and optimizations but at the moment we don’t have many details about these. It was said that Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance release that focuses on bringing refinement. It is going to be making its way onto the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C handsets and the Nexus Player.