Saturday, November 26, 2016

Android 7.1 Will Roll Out To Nexus Devices With December 5th Security Patch

 
Android 7.1 Will Roll Out To Nexus Devices With December 5th Security Patch

Back in October this year, when Google made the Android 7.1 Nougat OS official. The company told that the final update will be out to the general public sometime early December.
While Google is yet to reveal an exact date for the final roll-out, looks like the update will be pushed out on December 6, at-least in Australia. The information comes courtesy of Vodafone Australia.





A dedicated page on the carrier's website reveals that the update (Android 7.1.1) includes the December security patch and weighs in at around 650MB. The Nexus 6P will be getting it on the aforementioned date.

According to Vodafone’s release notes, Google will begin pushing the update at 5:00 PM AEST on 6 December 2016. However, the security patch level is dated December 5 and matches Google’s usual pattern of Monday releases.

With 7.1.1 being more than just a security patch, the OTA is a bit larger at approximately 650MB for the Nexus 6P. Vodafone provides the exact details of the rollout:

  • Day 1-3: 10,000 phones are selected at random to be eligible for the update, users are either alerted via FOTA Push Message or must check manually for the update
  • Day 4-13: an additional 10% of the remaining pool are selected per day and users must check manually for the update
  • Day 14: All devices are eligible for the update
The Pixel and Pixel XL are also slated to receive Android 7.1.1 along with other Nexus devices. Besides bug fixes for several small issues, the Pixel update is going to add ‘Double-tap to check phone’ and ‘Lift to check phone.’ 

Source : Vodafone