After releasing Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview 2 for Nexus and Pixel devices, Google has now started releasing the final and stable Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the compatible devices. Latest Android 7.1.1 update also includes the monthly security update for December.
The stable version of the Android 7.1.1 Nougat was previously rumored to be launching on Dec. 6. The operating system update is said to agree with the December security patch.
However several reports are claiming that the Google has started to roll out Android 7.1.1 Nougat earlier than the mentioned date that means the owners of the devices who will receive the update can expect it to arrive very soon.
Android 7.1.1 is the most recent version of Android and Google itself released it to its Pixel and Nexus devices on Dec. 5. Famous search engine also made the source code available to manufacturers on the same day via the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), but the update availability depends upon each OEM.
The devices that are said to have already received the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update are a General Mobile 4G and a Cherry Mobile One G1. These both are the parts of Google's Android One project.
The screenshot that was sent in by the General Mobile 4G user, who is from Turkey that revealed a size of 240.6 MB for the update. Same screenshot also showed that the software update provides improvements to the security and stability of the Android device, while also fixing certain bugs.
In addition to Android One other devices that will be receiving the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update are the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL that are the latest smartphones released by Google. Apart from it several devices Nexus line, including the Nexus 6, the Nexus 5X, the Nexus 6P, the Nexus Player and the Nexus 9; and the Pixel C tablet are also getting the update.
Report says that Vodafone Australia has already listed Android 7.1.1 rollout date as December 6 for Nexus 6P, and the update is weighing about 650MB.
Sony also has announced it will make Android Nougat available to the following devices:
- Xperia Z3+
- Xperia Z4 Tablet
- Xperia Z5
- Xperia Z5 Compact
- Xperia Z5 Premium
- Xperia X
- Xperia XA
- Xperia XA Ultra
- Xperia X Compact
- Xperia X Performance
The rollout has begun for the Xperia XZ and X Performance as of 1 December 2016. The company is saying that the the update would come to devices "as quickly as we can".
Recent reports also has revealed that Samsung might be upgrading the Galaxy Note 5 to Android 7.0 Nougat soon, Huawei also is planning to launch Android 7.0 Nougat to six devices in the first quarter of next year.