Google Shares Android 7.1.2 Changelog, Fixes Battery, Bluetooth, and Audio Issues on Pixel & Nexus Devices

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Apr 4, 2017
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Google has officially started the rollout for Android 7.1.2 today for Nexus and Pixel devices (except for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9). The tech giant also released the changelog for its Pixel and Pixel XL devices.

The company posted various changes that Android 7.1.2 brings to the devices, fixing bugs along the way. However, the problems that are fixed by this update are not so minor as you can see in the official changelog below. Google fixed the camera and audio issues that several Pixel users reported on Google’s product forums.

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Here’s the official changelog for Pixel Devices:

Today, and over the next few weeks, we will begin the rollout of Android 7.1.2 to Pixel and Pixel XL devices. This update contains a number of bug fixes, added features, and general performance/stability improvements.

A few changes and updates that we want to highlight are listed below:

  • Improved fingerprint swipe performance
  • Bluetooth connectivity improvements
  • Battery usage alerts

Some of the other fixes are with the early shutdown issue, a fix for the small number of users experiencing pink banding on the camera, and a fix to the audio popping issue some users were experiencing at high volumes.

Among several features that we got a sneak peek in Android 7.1.2 Beta 2, Battery usage alert is the only one that has made it to the official update. With “Bluetooth connectivity improvements.” Google is most likely talking about the random Bluetooth connectivity issues that involved surprise disconnection, mostly reported on Google’s Nexus 6P smartphones.

For its Nexus 6P smartphone, Google has posted a separate changelog wherein it talks about taking care of various issues such as notifications stability, connectivity problems, battery usage alerts, and many more.

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Here’s the official changelog for Google’s Nexus 6P:

Today, and over the next few weeks, we will begin the rollout of Android 7.1.2 to Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and Pixel C. This update contains a number of bug fixes, added features, and general performance/stability improvements.

A few changes and updates that we want to highlight are listed below:

  • Enhanced notification stability
  • Fingerprint swipe on 5X/6P
  • General connectivity improvements
  • Battery usage alerts

To recall, Google initially kept the fingerprint swipe gesture feature limited to its Pixel devices, but it later extended it to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P too. But, the process did not go as smooth as Google expected and caused unwanted issues on both the phones. With Android 7.1.2 update, Google seems to have solved that issue as well.

Being a gradual rollout, it could take weeks for Android 7.1.2 update to hit your Nexus and Pixel device. However, for the ones who cannot wait, you can always flash OTA and factory images, but we recommend it for those who have done it before or are aware of the entire process. If you have never tried flashing your device, then we recommend you to wait for the official OTA update from Google, patiently. After all, good things come to those who wait!

For the users who were enrolled in the beta program, you can expect the official public release in a few days from now.

Direct Download Links for OTA Images Android 7.1.2

Pixel XL (N2G47E) and (N2G47J)
Pixel (N2G47E) and (N2G47J)
Pixel C  (N2G47D)
Nexus 6P (N2G47H)
Nexus 5X (N2G47F)
Nexus Player (N2G47H)

Direct Download Links for Factory Images

Pixel XL (N2G47E) and (N2G47J Deutsche Telekom)
Pixel (N2G47E) and (N2G47J Deutsche Telekom)
Pixel C (N2G47D)
Nexus 6P (N2G47H) 
Nexus 5X (N2G47F)
Nexus Player (N2G47H)

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