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Google Android 7.1 Developer Preview 2 is now available for selected devices

Google made a special announcement: Android 7.1 Developer Preview 2  is currently rolling out to a couple of devices, giving users the chance to test the new features that will be implemented in the upcoming Android 7.1.1 update, expected to be released next month.

To be more specific, those who own a Nexus 5, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 or a Pixel C will get the Developer Preview. Surprisingly, Nexus 6 and 5X owners aren’t able to test it, but hey, Google knows better. It’s also worth mentioning that this is the last Developer Preview update released before the final Android 7.1.1 build will start rolling out.

As for the new features, the update includes “near-final system behaviours and UI, along with the latest bug fixes and optimizations across the system and Google apps,” according to an official statement released by the search engine giant.

Besides this, the Android 7.1 Developer Preview 2 will update the SDK build and platform tools in Android Studio, as well as the API level 25 emulator system images. Of course, let’s not forget that it includes the features introduced by Google Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as some optimizations and bug fixes.

In order to receive the update, your device needs to be enrolled in the Android Beta Program and wait for the update to come over the next days. Of course, if you don’t want to wait, you can also download and flash it manually.

The final Android 7.1.1 build will be available sometime in December, to all supported preview devices, as well as Pixel and Pixel XL.

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