At the end of January, Google Pixel and Nexus users were given the go ahead to download and install the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta on their phones.
The update came in with a bunch of performance refinements, software optimizations, and bug fixes from Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but there was no major addition as far as new features are concerned. It is now six weeks since the beta version started rolling out and so far, there has been no sign of the stable release, but this may be no more come April 3.
According to a new listing on Rogers, both the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be receiving an update on April 3, 2017. Even though the Canadian carrier doesn’t specifically mention that this update will bring the much-anticipated Android 7.1.2 Nougat stable version to the public, it does confirm that those using the two phones will be able to enjoy crisper-sounding voice calls after the update thanks to the inclusion of VoLTE support.
Other than this, the update will also come with the usual Android security patch for the month of April. Looking at Google’s track record, it is, in fact, this date that the next monthly update should start rolling out to the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X as well as other supported Google devices. With this in mind, it is easy to say that the upcoming update from Rogers has nothing to do with Android 7.1.2 Nougat and instead, it’s just another routine monthly update. But looking at what the VP of Android, Dave Burke, said a few weeks ago, April 3 could actually be the date this OS starts rolling out.
At the time of releasing the first public beta of Android 7.1.2 Nougat, Burke mentioned that the team is expecting to launch the final version of the OS “in just a couple of months.” Well, by the time March is over, we’ll be done with the mentioned period, which basically adds weight to the Rogers’ release date for VoLTE and security updates for the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Still, this doesn’t give you a reason to be excited because there’s still no official word from Google regarding the official release of Android 7.1.2 Nougat update.