Android 7.1.1 is rolling out now to Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices


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:

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.

Source: Google Developers (1) (2)

About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.