Forget Android 7.0, Preloaded Android 7.1 Nougat Could Be Better
Google has released the Android 7.0 Nougat update, with manufacturers promising to bring the update as quickly possible. However, despite the rest of the Android family starting to catch up with the new update, here comes another OS version to anticipate: the Android 7.1. Will it be better to skip the original Android Nougat update?Advertisement
Android 7.0 Nougat Update
While Nexus devices were usually the first ones to receive new Android updates, the honor has been changed recently as reports claim that the LG V20 will be the first device to launch running the Android Nougat update. However, even with the LG V20 promising a first look on the new Android OS system, there have been evidence talking about the release of a new Android update, the Android 7.1.
This time, Nexus devices are expected to launch with the Android 7.1 first. According to Tech Radar, the Android 7.1 was mentioned and spotted in the crash report section of Google’s developer console. There was also a Reddit thread claiming to have seen the Android 7.1 used for app installation and website browsing.
Another strange thing is that Android O was spotted listed for installation of a redditor’s app four times. This seems to confuse people as the listing could be unlikely and therefore fake.
More Nougat Versions
Nonetheless, another tip from Evleaks claims that first three quarterly Android Nougat releases will be 7.1, 7.1.1, and 7.1.2, as reported by 9to5Google. This coincides with Google’s announcement about pushing out regular, quarterly maintenance releases to the Android operating system.
However, as with other tips and leaks, all information should be taken with a grain of salt. Google has yet to provide additional details about the upcoming versions of the Android 7.0 Nougat update.