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Android 7.1.2 Beta Testing To Start, Will Not Be Rolled Out To Nexus 6 & Nexus 9

By Adie Pie , Jan 31, 2017 05:54 AM EST

Google just officially began to roll out its most recent OS update, but the search engine giant is already about to begin work on the next Android 7.1.2. The company just announced the beta testing period for the same and has already begun on it. However, users of the Nexus 6 and/or 9 will likely not receive the benefits of the update.

At this point, very little is known about what the actual update will bring to Android users. However, DroidLife supplements that it will only make a few incremental changes that are targeted at bug fixes and optimizations. The update will also feature some enhancements for select carriers and users.

The beta testing for Android 7.1.2 has already begun, but the general public is not scheduled to see the same for the next few months. The beta is available for the following devices: Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and the Pixel C. It was initially thought that the Nexus 6P would be compatible eventually, but Google has since cleared things up.

As Android Headlines reports, Google will not push the Android 7.1.2 update to either the Nexus 6 or the Nexus 9. This means a few things for individuals that do use either models. This means that the last update - Android 7.1.1 - will be the last that either handheld will experience, as Google will no longer support them. However, security updates will still be provided.

This does not mean, however, that users of the Nexus 6 or the Nexus 9 will not be able to get the software at all. Lesser known models that Google no longer supports are able to get access to newer software so it should not be that big a problem in the long run. As the publication states, other update means will be provided. However, users should do so with caution as unofficial updates will not fall within the company's liability.

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