Google announced earlier this month that the Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview and its SDK tools would be made available to developers sometime later this October. And as it’s already the middle of the month, the preview is certainly coming out to those who have enrolled up for the Android Beta Program.
Although the Android Beta Program is usually geared toward developers, but this doesn’t mean you can’t have a hold of Android 7.1. If you are curious and don’t want to wait for what this newest update has to offer you, give it a try now.
However, remember that it’s a beta version so it may still have a lot of bugs. And, if you remember this is the same Android 7.1 which is already running on the Google Pixel. So, we can assume that it may be a quite stable release. Unfortunately, Google is not introducing all the Pixel’s top features to other devices. So, don’t get over-excited that your Nexus 6P will have the same features like Pixel. For example, you will not be able to get hands on the system-wide Google Assistant feature.
In addition to this, Google is planning to release next preview sometime around in November month and after that, you can expect a final version of Android 7.1 in December. If you are having a Nexus 5X, 6P or Pixel C and are registered for the beta program, very soon you would see the over-the-air update for your device. The final release will be available for Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Android One devices, and as well as the Pixel phones.
Well those who prefer stable version over the Beta ones, they will have to wait till December.