Google has stared pushing the new Android Nougat 7.1.1 update for supported Nexus devices and its newest Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Users who own any of Google’s supported devices can download the new update via the OTA route, and can even download the update directly from Google. The new update is roughly around 240.6MB in size and also includes the December security patch.

The latest Android Nougat 7.1.1 update brings a slew of new features, improvements and bug fixes. For instance, support for app shortcuts gets overhauled, while users can search for GIFs directly from the keyboard for supported apps such as Google Allo, Google Messenger and Hangouts. In additions, the update brings new emojis, upgraded VR performance for smartphones compatible with Daydream VR, along with enhanced support for live wallpapers. Moreover, the Nougat update also brings a number of bug fixes and performance improvements.

The devices currently eligible for the new Android Nougat 7.1.1 update include the Nexus 9, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, the Nexus Player, along with General Mobile 4G (Android One). Also , the update fixes a variety of bugs for Pixel handsets on Verizon’s network listed below:

  • Customers couldn’t retrieve their Visual Voicemail messages and were getting an error 9999 in some areas.
  • Voicemail icon notification was not displaying when a new voicemail message was received.
  • Device stopped playing voicemail messages over Bluetooth after the screen timed out.
  • Device occasionally went to blue screen during an inbound call.
  • Email font was too small.
  • Text was garbled on the call screen/dialer and the text was corrupted on the Recent Calls and contact list screens.

In addition, the update brings several improvements which include:

  • You can now choose Cellular or Wi-Fi as your preferred way of calling while roaming internationally.
  • Latest Android security patches.

Interested users can find the download links for supported devices here.

Source: Google