Google has released the public beta of Android 7.1.2 Nougat for Pixel and Nexus devices. This is specifically a maintenance update and focus on refinements. The update “includes a number of bugfixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users”. Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C are eligible devices for Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta.
If you have enrolled for Android Beta program, you will receive the OTA update for Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta in the coming days. Alternatively, you can download and install the factory image manually. Interested users can enroll for Android beta program by going here, if your device is in the support list.
Full changelog of this update is not yet available, however below are the known issues of this update.
– On Pixel C devices, Quick Settings may not be visible in some cases.
– Pixel launcher may crash when trying to search apps while a physical keyboard is connected.
– Occasional UI hangs
– Wi-Fi stability issues
– Black screen during transition from boot animation to Setup wizard.
– Wi-Fi is turned off after completing Setup, even if user has chosen to set up the device using mobile data.
– SMS messages may not be restored during device-to-device transfer.
Note that the final launch of Android 7.1.2 will happen in the next few months, so if you do not want to try the beta build now just wait for the final public launch of the OS.