Stable build of Android 7.1.2 Nougat update for Pixel and Nexus devices has been started to roll out with new features, bug fixes and April 2017 security patches. All eligible devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, and Nexus Player will get the OTA update in the coming days. Google has also published Android 7.1.2 OTA files and full factory images for those who prefer manual installation.
Android 7.1.2 Nougat is mainly a bug fixing and performance enhancements update, but it bring new features like battery usage alerts and includes April 5 2017 security patches. Below are the highlighted features of Android 7.1.2 Nougat update for Pixel and Nexus devices.
– Improved fingerprint swipe performance
– Additional improvements/fixes for the audio popping issue some users were experiencing while playing audio at high volumes
– Bluetooth connectivity improvements
– Fix to the early shutdown issue
– Battery usage alerts
– Fix to the pink banding issue a small number of users were experiencing on the camera
Android 7.1.2 OTA update file and factory images for Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, and Nexus Player (N2G47E/ N2G47F/ N2G47H) can be downloaded from Google and flash manually.
If you are running on the most recent version of OS (Android 7.1.1), you can sideload the OTA update, easily and safely without wiping data and apps. If you are on other Android version or custom ROM, then you need to flash the full firmware, but will wipe all data and apps (factory reset) installed on the phone.