The tech giant Google has finally started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update for Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones and for all supported Nexus devices. It brings new professional emoji that reflect the pivotal roles women play in the world, female welders and men getting haircuts for Nexus devices, option to send GIFs directly from your keyboard on supported apps such as Google Allo, Google Messenger, Hangouts and also brings new app shortcuts feature that can be launched directly from the home screen. This is available in Twitter, Google Messenger, Google Maps and other apps that can be accessed by simply long pressing the app icon.

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“Android 7.1.1 is an incremental release that builds on the features already available on Pixel and Pixel XL devices, adding a handful of new features for consumers as well as optimizations and bug fixes on top of the base Android 7.1 platform (API level 25).” said Google.

The company has also released Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) factory images for Pixel and Nexus devices. It is now available for –

  • Pixel / Pixel XL (NMF26O)
  • Pixel C (NMF26H)
  • Nexus 6P: (NMF26F – all carriers except Verizon)
  • Nexus 5X (NMF26F)
  • Nexus 9 / Nexus 9 LTE (NMF26F)
  • Nexus Player (NMF26J)

Nexus 6 and General Mobile 4G (Android One) will also get the update soon. You can download factory images for these devices from the Google Developers website, if you don’t have the OTA update yet. Eligible devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also receive this final version, said Google.

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