Android 7.1 Nougat

Android 7.1 Nougat

Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview 2 goes live for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 and Pixel C

Google has just released Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview 2 files for a handful of current Nexus and Pixel devices. Factory images and OTA .zip files are available now for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and Nexus 9. If you don’t want to flash it manually, you should receive the update sometime in the coming week if you’re enrolled in the Android Beta Program.

The new 7.1.1 preview comes in as build number NPF26F for the 6P and 5X, and NPF26H for the Pixel C.

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This news comes about a month after Google released the first Android 7.1 developer preview for the 6P, 5X and Pixel C. At that time, the company said more devices would be supported in the second dev preview, which is why the addition of the Nexus 9 should come as no surprise.

As you may recall, October’s release was an early beta build of the software, but Google says this new release is a “near-final” image. The consumer-ready version of Android 7.1 will roll out to devices in December.

So what’s new in this update? Google’s David Burke says Developer Preview 2 brings “near-final system behaviors and UI”, as well as a ton of bug fixes and performance improvements across the system and Google apps. It also includes the developer features and APIs (level 25) that were introduced in the first developer preview.

Have a Nexus 6P, 5X, 9 or Pixel C? Head to the links below to start flashing!

If you’ve never flashed a factory image, you can learn how to do so here.

CyanogenMod 14.1 now available on OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, Nexus 6 and more

CyanogenMod 14.1 is now available on nine additional devices following its initial rollout last week. Based on Android 7.1 Nougat, the latest CyanogenMod ROM delivers an Android experience currently only accessible to Google Pixel owners, or those running the developer preview on select Nexus devices.

To complement the first round of CyanogenMod 14.1-compatible phones – which include the Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G4, OnePlus 3 and Asus Zenfone 2 – Cyanogen has now rolled it out to:

CyanogenMod 14.1 is still in development, which means users can expect to encounter bugs and missing features. Support for more devices is likely to follow soon along with additional content.

Announcing the latest build last week, Cyanogen Inc. founder Steve Kondik said CyanogenMod was “returning to its community-driven roots,” and that now is “a great time to get involved with the project.” Find out everything you need to know about CyanogenMod in our dedicated article.

Which device are you waiting to see CyanogenMod 14.1 support? Let us know in the comments.