Google announces Android 7.1 Developer Preview, coming late October

While will Android 7.1 be to be had in your Nexus? Faster than you assume.

Google has introduced Android 7.1, Nougat’s first upkeep unencumber, with a developer preview coming later this month.

In line with Google, this “incremental replace” builds at the strengths of Android 7.0, however provides a few essential new options, together with Daydream enhance, A/B gadget updates, an app shortcut API for the brand new default launcher, and the lengthy-awaited skill to make use of symbol keyboards.

To be had as a Developer Preview later this month, Android 7.1 would possibly not be bundled with Google Assistant on common Android units — as anticipated, that is a Pixel-best function for now — however it’s going to have reinforce for among the options we noticed previewed on the ones telephones in advance in October. This comprises an API for rounded app icons and progressed wallpaper filtering, in addition to the aforementioned app shortcut beef up so that you can permit for five “key movements” taken instantly from the house display icon.

Google could also be highlighting two necessary options for builders, despite the fact that additionally they spill over to customers: symbol keyboard enhance, which permits for non-textual content overlays as number one enter strategies; and garage consumer intents, which permit builders to ship customers to a display that may “transparent unused information and release space for storing at the tool.”

The Android 7.1 Developer Preview might be launched against the top of the month for the Nexus 5X, 6P and Pixel C, in line with Google, even though the general unencumber will come with all units, such because the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Participant and choose Android One units, that have been incorporated within the wider Nougat rollout.

It additionally seems that the Pixel and Pixel XL will obtain an replace to Android 7.1.x — regardless of the public unlock is referred to as — while it’s launched in “early December.” It is still noticed if so much producers already checking out Nougat for his or her flagships will skip Android 7.0 altogether and transfer to 7.1.1, due to the fact that Google says it’s “running with our companions to convey Android 7.1 to units within the atmosphere over the months in advance.” Optimistically, units just like the LG V20, which ships with Android 7.0, and the ones being up to date imminently, just like the Moto Z, may not be negatively suffering from this formidable rollout plan, due to the fact that they most probably knew of Google’s intentions a long way in advance than the general public.

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