Google has just begun the official update of its devices to the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS over the air. It is already happening for the Google Pixel C tablet as well as Nexus Player and other devices should be coming in sooner than later.
Since this update to Android 7.1.2 Nougat is just an incremental update, we don’t expect a lot of new stuff after the update. While this statement might be true for those using the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, the group on the likes of Google Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X will have quite a few new features to take home.
The beta version brought the likes of support for fingerprint gestures and a new Pixel Launcher to the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X – features that had remained exclusive to the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones. As for the Google Pixel C tablet, there’s even more stuff to smile about.
With the update to Android 7.1.2 Nougat, Google says that Pixel C tablet users will receive fixes to critical bugs as well as notice some huge improvements in performance and stability of the device. But there’s more, for instance, a tweaked interface that brings it closer to the appearance of the Pixel phones. The same buttons appear on the UI and so does the blue-grey aesthetic. The swiping up from the bottom of the screen in order to reveal the list of installed apps has also been added to the Pixel C, with the app drawer no more.
Furthermore, the updated Google Pixel C tablet gets a new multitasking menu where users can easily select and switch between an impressive eight apps that are currently running on the device. The Pixel C also gets the same rounded app icons as its smaller siblings, something that makes the relationship between the two sets of Pixel devices more obvious.