After a lengthy beta period that began in January, Google released Android Nougat 7.1.2 on Monday. Images and OTAs are up on Google's factory image page, and a rollout has started to creep across the Google device landscape.
Google is releasing the update for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, 5X, and Nexus Player. As we reported during the beta release, 7.1.2 marks the end of the line for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, Google's flagship devices from 2014.
The biggest changes in Android 7.1.2 specifically single out the Pixel C—the update treats Google's flagship tablet like a real Pixel device. The device gets all the Pixel-exclusive features like the Pixel launcher, a blue settings app, and the Pixel's trademark solid-white navigation buttons. 7.1.2 also redesigns the Pixel C's recent apps screen. Instead of being the blown-up phone version like nearly everything on an Android tablet, the update introduces a tablet-specific design that shows a 3×2 grid of thumbnails.
For everyone else, 7.1.2 is a minor release, mostly packing a few bug fixes. Here is the changelog for the Pixel Phones:
And for Nexus devices:
The one new feature for all devices is a new "Battery Usage Alerts" screen in the battery settings. This will apparently point out apps that are critically draining your battery, but I've never seen it show anything other than a blank screen that says "no alerts."
As usual, the OTA process can take about a month to come to everyone, but if you're willing to flash, you can get the update right now. Non-Google Android phones can expect to get the update in about four to six months—if they get it at all.