Android 7.1.2 Nougat Update

What’s new in Google Android 7.1.2 Nougat Update?

Till date Google has officially released seven major Android updates. The seventh one being the Nougat (also known as Android N), the successor of Android Marshmallow (also known as Android M) has provided its user with some very handy features. The latest update is the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update.

All About the Android 7.1.2 Nougat Update

Android 7.1.2 was released a few days before, though preliminary it was only made available for Google’s pixel devices. Prior the official release of Android 7.1.2, Google has run a beta program for those determined users cum assessors who would love to give it a twirl. The program ran for nearly three months, and the intending testers had to enroll their devices in Google’s beta program.

Though the program reports were fruitful enough to be released, yet “Bluetooth” and “Camera” issues were being encountered. With the official release of the OTA files (also known as over the air files) and factory images, the Google’s premium flagship (the pixel devices) breathes in life.

Critics didn’t leave a slight to criticize the minor flaws that came down with Android N, and since the pixel devices were the first to come with Android 7.0 and 7.1.1 out of the box, it’s being criticized too.

Bug Fixes

It’s being reported that primarily Pixel phones came down with the issue to sudden shutdown. Those high-end premium flagships were not showing the charging level of the battery; this leads to the issue of the sudden shutdown. An individual was unable to analyze the actual amount of charge left, but with the release of Android 7.1.2, this bug has certainly vanished.

Handy Features Implemented

Another noteworthy feature of this minor bug fixing update is the “Battery Usage Alerts.” As the name suggest, one can easily mistake it as some real-time alerts like Android users use to receive when their phones are running low on battery. Actually what it does in the real sense is that it highlight those apps that consume a drastic amount of battery, more precisely it marks out the power hungry applications on one’s device.

In the primary versions, the users have to manually check off those power hungry applications, but this minor update proves out to be much smarter than its outdated predecessor. One can easily locate battery usage alert in the settings menu.

In the settings menu scroll down to battery settings and thereby clicking on the “three dots” icon that can be perceived at the top right corner of the display, three options pop down – “Battery optimization,” “Usage alert,” and “Help and feedback.” Clicking on the “Usage alert” will take an individual to a new screen where all the power hungry applications are listed.

Latest Android Update


The Android 7.1.2 though was a minor bug fixing update, yet it had played its role in the other way to prove itself a mighty one. Once again the tech giant Google didn’t fail to meet the expectations of its OS (operating system) users. This update rolled out with the April security patch which is currently the latest security patch in the market.

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