Good news if you have an Android device as we have some news about the new Android Nougat 7.1.2 update. This new Android update has been in beta for over 6 weeks now, but not much has been said or heard about regarding this new update in the past couple months. We now have some word that the release of Android Nougat 7.1.2 is going to be likely April 3.
Android Nougat 7.1.2 Set for April 3 Release
It does seem that Android Nougat 7.1.2, which has been in beta for 6 weeks now, is finally going to be officially released in the near future. The release date for this new Android update has been tentatively set for April 3, 2017. That is only a couple days after April Fools’ Day, but this does not seem to be a joke though. It was 6 weeks ago that VP of Android, Dave Burke, wrote a blog post talking about the new Android Nougat 7.1.2 update.
While Burke did not say too much in that blog post, he did say that the official unveiling of the update should happen a couple months after the beta. If you go back and track the time, a couple months to ready the official release would put this update coming at the end of March or early April.
April 3 seems to be the official release date of Android Nougat 7.1.2 due to the fact that Rogers, which is a huge carrier up in Canada, is already readying Pixel users for an update on April 3. Pixel users up in Canada are being told to enable something called VoLTE, and Rogers also pointed up other security updates that are coming on April 3. While you might not think this matters and that April 3 is not the release date, VoLTE is specific to Android Nougat 7.1.2. In fact, Rogers has already been testing out this new VoLTE service on those Pixel users for a little while now.
Even more suspect is that Android Nougat 7.1.1 does not support VoLTE, so there is no way that Pixel users will be getting VoLTE with just a regular security update or patch on April 3. Given the fact that the date Burke said fits into the April 3 timeframe and the lack of VoLTE support on anything under Android Nougat 7.1.2, leads everyone to already have April 3 pinned as the official public release of this new Android Nougat 7.1.2 version.
What’s New in Android Nougat 7.1.2
We do not know too much about Android Nougat 7.1.2, so there does not seem to be any huge surprises in the works for this upcoming release. We do know that the Pixel owners who have Rogers will be able to get the VoLTE support through the new update. That is good for them because it will allow you to have a better-sounding phone call on your Android device if you have VoLTE support enabled.
The only thing about this April 3 release date is that it would be the first time ever that Google released such an update without a second preview build. That really is not too big of an issue though because before Android Nougat, there was only Developer Previews anyways. The Developer Previews were only for the major updates, so none of the minor updates got the Developer Preview option anyways.
While it is good news that Android Nougat 7.1.2 is coming, the bad part here though is that a lot of people will be waiting a while for this new update to hit their Android device. That is because only .4 percent of Android users are on Android Nougat in the first place. Since the newest operating system release does not have that much adoption yet, most people will have to wait weeks, if not months, to get this new 7.1.2 update. You will need to have the Pixel or Nexus for now to get this new Android Nougat update too.