The Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta 2 software begin hitting Google handsets Monday. The incremental patch update also includes some new features to devices such as the Nexus 6P, which is receiving the fingerprint scanner gesture mechanism that was previously exclusive to the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.
The feature allows users to swipe up or down on the device’s fingerprint scanner to execute functions such as pulling down the notifications bar. The Nexus 5X received the feature in the first Android 7.1.2 update. So far it remains unknown what other updates and features have some with the software.
However, rumors suggest some smartphones may get voice over LTE (VoLTE) capability and upgrades to live wall paper. Users are likely hoping Google will address in the Android 7.1.2 update, some issues with UI, Bluetooth,Wi-Fi and Quick settings.
Google devices including the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, the Pixel C tablet, the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X smartphones and the Nexus Player dongle are now receiving the NPG47I build Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta 2.
Google has been beta testing Android 7.1.2 since late January. Users interested in registering for the Android Beta Program can do so here. Only the above mentioned devices are are eligible for the beta program.
Rumors suggest Google may release the official Android 7.1.2 software April 3. It is not known whether Google will release any more beta updates before the official release.