There’s a new version of Android rolling out to devices starting today.
Google, without notice, went live today with Android 7.1.1 for its Pixel and Nexus devices. It’s possible this software updates brings with it the new gestures tested by the company on the Pixel in Canada. So, after you get Android 7.1.1, it might be possible for you to double-tap the display to wake the screen and pick up your phone to quickly see notifications.
Here are the build numbers for each device:
- Pixel: NMF260
- Pixel C: NMF26H
- Nexus 6P: NMF26F (excluding Verizon)
- Nexus 5X: NMF26F
- Nexus 9: NMF26F
- Nexus Player: NMF26J
The software update can be installed manually by flashing the factoring image or flashing the OTA file on your device. If you’re patient, just wait for your device to silently grab Android 7.1.1 in the background.
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Because this is a software update directly from Google, its own Pixel and Nexus devices are first to get Android 7.1.1. Those of you with non-Google devices will have to wait weeks or months to get to this version of Android; however, most hardware manufacturers are in the process of rolling out Nougat for the first time at all. So there’s good news for everyone right now.