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Android 7.1.2 Update Now Available On Google Phones, Here's Full List Of Affected Models & Latest Build Features

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    Technology Technology Apr 04, 2017 06:24 PM EDT

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    The Android 7.1.2 update is now live for Google phones such as the Pixel and Nexus range, here's all the new features that owners can expect. The latest Android version comes with a wealth of security updates.

    Google Pixel C owners are in for a surprise, as the new over-the-air update comes with a new addition. According to Android Headlines, the latest Android 7.1.2 update brings the Pixel Launcher to the 10.2-inch tablet.

    This new user-interface overhaul initially launched back in 2016, but only for both the Pixel XL and the original Pixel. This time around, the Pixel C will receive the launcher as well as a user-interface tweak, where icons on the navigation bar will now appear much closer to the edge of the screen.

    It's reported that the tablet's latest Android 7.1.2 update version will weigh about 340MB. Google Pixel C owners are required to have enough free space as well as at least 50 percent battery life before updating their tablet.

    Other than the features that come with the latest Android update version, owners will also benefit from the latest Android security updates as well. As for the features that come with the Android 7.1.2 update, the Pixel C can now take advantage of the new multi-tasking menu in full grid-view, but only limited to up to 8 apps at the time being, according to 9to5Google.

    On the Nexus 6P, the latest update grants owners with the ability to utilize the version's new fingerprint gestures support. As for the original Pixel and Pixel XL, the Android 7.1.2 update gives the boot logo a makeover with the new "powered by Android" logo. Of course, Pixel and Pixel XL owners also benefit from the latest Android security update fixes.

    It is quite evident that Google prioritizes their own smartphone line-up over every other phones in terms of nabbing the latest Android 7.1.2 update versions. Regardless, at least owners of other recently released Android smartphones from non-Google owned companies are still assured of the latest update along with the neat new features that come with it albeit just at a later date.

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