Google has introduced a massive update in the Android 7.0 Nougat OS, making the latest version (7.1.2) the company’s most hands-on mobile software yet.Android Nougat version 7.1.2 comes with a number of practical improvements and enhancements that are meant to make the Android experience even better. However, as of now, only a few devices will be able to enjoy this update. Google announced a public beta of Android 7.1.2 a couple of days ago, showing off some of the neat features in the latest build of its market-leading Android OS.Obviously, the upgrade, the 7.1.2 upgrade was only available to users on Google’s own handsets, including the Pixel and Pixel XL devices. Users of older models of Google’s smartphones such as the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P also got this update, as did those using the Pixel C laptop. The update gives Pixel users access to one of the exclusive features available on the device, which was introduced to the market October last year.When Google introduced their Pixel smartphones, they came with Android 7.1 Nougat installed, offering a variety of improvements and advances. Users had more flexibility when interacting with the phone’s fingerprint scanner. A new ‘swipe for notifications’ feature that made it possible users to simply swipe across the sensor to see app alerts, instead of having to do that on the phone’s screen.Users on the Google Nexus can enable this sneaky feature by navigating to Settings, then Moves.The Android Nougat 7.1.2 update also features redesigned app shortcuts, better image keyboard support, and more.To update your device to this latest version of Nougat, you’ll need to connect to a Wi-Fi network since the 1.25 GB might prove to be too expensive for mobile data. There’s currently no indication when the update will be available on Non-Google Android devices. Many device makers are still working on rolling out the initial versions of Android 7.0 Nougat.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool