Android 7.1 Nougat release date, news: new beta update expected at month's end

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Less than two months after the official release of Google’s latest update to its mobile operating system, the Android 7.0 Nougat, the company is reportedly releasing the beta version of the Android 7.1 Nougat at the end of this month with exclusivity for the Nexus 5X and 6P smartphones as well as the Pixel C tablet.

According to an Engadget report, other mobile devices that are already pre-determined to support the new mobile OS will also get the 7.1 update two months after or more specifically in December. During the company’s Made by Google event last week, Android 7.1 Nougat was teased, including several of the new, exciting features like the automatic uploading of data to the cloud and the instant chat support.

Furthermore, the beta release also gives the opportunity to developers to take a closer look at the Daydream VR platform. However, virtual reality shouldn’t be the only interesting thing about the updated Nougat; there will also be support for making customized shortcuts, something that’s considered a first in Google’s mobile OS. There is also a new support for image keyboards, the purpose of which is to allow a user to be able to insert a GIF image or sticker in various apps.

To be more specific, the beta release of Android 7.1 Nougat is designed for app developers through their Developer Preview program. By the way, just about anyone can become part of this arrangement between developers and Android through the Android Beta website, where the application to enroll is carried out.

Although Google has yet to announce an official date for the full release, the early beta version is deemed sufficient enough to figure out and discover all its flaws, including bugs, defects, and errors. Google is Google, which means that the mobile OS will eventually be released error-free.