While the latest functionalities of the latest OS by Google, Android 7.1 Nougat, are enjoyed by quite some people as of now, a lot of Android smartphone users haven’t even upgraded to the previous operating system which is Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Extensive research shows that a large number of smartphone users neglect the updating the software OS on their device even if recent updates are available. Although concrete reasons regarding why the updates are neglected missing, it has been observed that a majority of the smartphones today still run on the outdated Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The most recent news regarding the Android versions is something which might make these update-neglecting users something to get remotely disappointed about, is that Google has recently announced an upgrade to the new OS entitled Android 7.1 Nougat. Just like the way things are in the world of mobile operating systems, the newer generation of devices will always test the newest operating systems because they usually also have the latest specs that can support upgrades. Then there are the manufacturers and carriers who also have to modify the new mobile operating systems to fit their devices and customer plan, respectively and that takes a while.
Lucky will be the handful of people who will be able to get their hands on one of the new Nexus devices then you will probably get the upgrade in December. It is anticipated that the Nexus 5X, 6P, Player and the Pixel C will get the Android 7.1 Nougat then, while the other Nexus (now named Pixel) devices will get them soon after.
The Android 7.1 Nougat upgrade will be made available as a beta preview for developers starting this month, and it will roll out to the aforementioned devices. The upgrade is due to come with security, performance and productivity enhancements complete with bug fixes. It will also feature a new API for app shortcuts, circular app icons, image keyboard support and many more useful tweaks.