Android 7.1 Nougat: Google Pixel, New Features and Availability

As we know that Google introduced its own “Pixel” phones today. The phones were announced at a special event  held by Google. There are 2 phones announced by Google, The Google Pixel with a 5-inch display and the Google Pixel XL with a 5.5-inch display.

Along with these 2 phones, Google also introduced an all new Android version, the Android 7.1 Nougat. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL will come with Android 7.1 Nougat pre-installed. The new version of Android brought some amazing new features for both Pixel and non Pixel devices, but some of the features are specific to Pixel devices only as Google privileged its newly launched phones.

Here are the amazing new features of the latest Android 7.1:

Android 7.1 Nougat for Google Pixel

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The Google Pixel devices will get unlimited full-size photo and video storage backup on Google Photos. That is pretty amazing, right? A new smart storage feature is also included which will automatically delete the backed up photos and videos if the phone storage is getting full. (I hope there will be an option to turn that off as not everyone will want that)

Pixel devices will also get the new Pixel Launcher and a personal Google Assistant.

Built-in customer support is also there for the Pixel users. For that, you can share screen with an agent to show them exactly what is going on with your device and the agent will help you out.

Pixel devices will also get new theme customization options, a dynamic calendar date icon and unique navigation bar icons.

Android 7.1 Nougat for Other Devices

Rest of the devices, including the Nexus devices will not get everything mentioned above.

The non-Pixel devices will get new Night Light option, which will change the screen brightness and colors according to the light conditions.

Gestures for the fingerprint scanner are also included in this update. Moreover,Daydream VR support is also added and some improvements are made to touch and display. a number of features for developers

A number of features for developers are also included.

There are no words that when will the update be available for Nexus phones. Google Pixel devices are being launched at the end of this month so we hope that the new update will be available for Nexus devices as soon as Google launches Pixel.

The update will quietly download and install in the background and it will just ask you for a simple mobile restart after it finishes installing the update in the background.

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Uzair Khalid
Uzair has been very tech savy and an enthusiast since childhood. An Android geek, a passionate writer for all things technology and a Computer Science graduate.
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