Android Nougat 7.1.1 Expected Release is December 5th

Thanks to a leak from Vodafone Australia, it looks like owners of the Nexus 6P and Google Pixel lineup will be seeing the Android Nougat 7.1.1 update starting next Monday, December 5th.  For the Nexus 6P, the updated build will be NMF26F and will bring app shortcuts to the phone as well as the December Android Security Update.  As readers will remember, the 7.1.1 update has been in beta for a few months now and the second and expected to be final Developer Preview dropped last week.  Google has said very early on that the 7.1.1 update would be coming in early December so the December 5th date lines up well with what has been publicly stated from the company.

This update will also be available for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL and will bump them to 7.1.1.  Remember, they shipped with 7.1 so this will be the first update these devices will receive.  For the Pixel lineup, it is expect that they will get the new raise-to-wake and tap-to-wake features which are currently in the beta builds for the Pixels.

Google Nexus 6P
Google Nexus 6P

One interesting note from the Vodafone leak is that the Nexus 5X is not mentioned as receiving this update.  Nexus 5X owners, don’t panic.  Given that the device has been in the beta program to this point, it will receive the update.  Vodafone Australia, however, does not sell the 5X so there is no point in them mentioning it in their internal documents.

If you don’t want to wait until December 5th, you can join the Android Nougat beta program from the program’s site and register your Nexus 5X, 6P, Nexus 9, or Pixel C.