The first developer preview of Android 7.1 is out and ready for testing via the Android Beta Program. This is in light of the new Google Pixel, where made it clear earlier this month that Nexus devices would get a taste of Android 7.1 in the form of a developer previews across the coming months.
While the developer preview doesn’t include features like the Pixel Launcher or Google Assistant, a couple of other features were brought over from the Pixel. Long-press options (much like Apple’s 3D Touch Options) are available – albeit only with Google apps. Image Keyboards are also there and is backwards compatible. Support for rounded icons and enhanced live wallpapers are also included.
After installing the update, you’ll also find updates available on the Play Store for apps like Google+, Google Photos and Google Camera. The Google Camera’s interface is updated to the one found on the Pixel and includes Exposure Compensation and Exposure Lock features, along with faster HDR+ performance.
The developer preview is labelled as Android 7.1.1 with a build number of NPF10C (on the Nexus 6P) and can be downloaded if you’re enrolled in the Android Beta Program or flashed manually with the system images here .
The update is available for the Nexus 5X, 6P and Pixel C devices, with other Nexus devices only getting the update sometime next month. The final release date of Android 7.1.1 to AOSP and OEM company’s will be available in December.
[Source: Android Developers Blog]