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Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview 2 goes live for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 and Pixel C

Google has just announced the second Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9, and Pixel C.

Published onNovember 22, 2016

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Google has just released Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview 2 files for a handful of current Nexus and Pixel devices. Factory images and are available now for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and Nexus 9. If you don’t want to flash it manually, you should receive the update sometime in the coming week if you’re enrolled in the Android Beta Program.

The new 7.1.1 preview comes in as build number NPF26F for the 6P and 5X, and NPF26H for the Pixel C.

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This news comes about a month after Google released the first Android 7.1 developer preview for the 6P, 5X and Pixel C. At that time, the company said more devices would be supported in the second dev preview, which is why the addition of the Nexus 9 should come as no surprise.

As you may recall, October’s release was an early beta build of the software, but Google says this new release is a “near-final” image. The consumer-ready version of Android 7.1 will roll out to devices in December.

So what’s new in this update? Google’s David Burke says Developer Preview 2 brings “near-final system behaviors and UI”, as well as a ton of bug fixes and performance improvements across the system and Google apps. It also includes the developer features and APIs (level 25) that were introduced in the first developer preview.

Have a Nexus 6P, 5X, 9 or Pixel C? Head to the link below to start flashing!

If you’ve never flashed a factory image, you can learn how to do so here.

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