On Monday, Google finally announced the expected rolling out of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update for Pixel and Nexus devices such as the Pixel, the Pixel XL, the Pixel C, as well as the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Nexus Player. The files are also available on the developer’s website, in case you can’t wait for them to reach your device.
Perhaps the most notable improvement brought upon by the new update is fixing the shutdown issue, which consisted in a number of phones of the previously mentioned makes and models randomly shutting down without a cause. On top of that, the update also took care of the reported issue of pink banding on the camera, as well as the audio popping problem that occurred at high volumes on some devices, according to user reports.
And, as always, the update also adds overall stability to the system by fixing bugs and adding new features, as well as working on the devices’ overall performance. For instance, the new Android 7.1.2 Nougat brings with it improved finger swiping performance, battery usage alerts and a better stability on Bluetooth connections.
Besides the new Android that started rolling out, April will also bring a new security patch, just like any other month before it, in classic Android style. Therefore, if some of the issues you were facing or were concerned about weren’t fixed with the OS update, then there’s also a chance for it to be fixed along with the patch.
If you want to check out for yourself what Google promises to improve in April’s patch, you can consult the company’s security bulleting page. The website will offer you a detailed list of the fixes intended in the patch.