Google has officially rolled out Android Nougat 7.1.1 for Pixel and Pixel XL devices and other supported Nexus devices. The source code of Android 7.1.1 has been pushed to Android Open Source Project (AOSP), that will developers can gain hands-on experience on this latest version of Android.
Android 7.1.1 latest features?
Android 7.1.1 is the additional release that is built using features which are then present on Pixel devices and Pixel XL devices, which also includes few latest features for consumers and has come up with few optimizations and bug fixes in addition to the latest platform (API level 25).If you are not aware of the latest features, you can check with app shortcuts, round icon resources, and image keyboard support among others.
Also read: Android 7.1 Final Developer Preview is here
Consumer devices soon will have this latest version
Android 7.1.1 has been rolled out and their target is to reach all the devices which are suitable by coming several weeks. Pixel and Pixel XL devices will be updated over-the-air, including a different version of Nexus like Nexus 5X, Pixel C, and Android One devices. Devices which are enrolled in this Android Beta Program will get the final version as well. The updated version can be manually downloaded.
Make sure to be ready with your apps
This is the right opportunity to test the compatibility and optimization of your apps to make them look good on Android 7.1.1, in order to support them with round icons and adding app shortcuts. Preferably try to compile your app.
Along with final platform, they are updating the platform and building tools using Android Studio, which also includes API Level 25 emulator system images. The support library (25.0.1) of the latest version will be adding image keyboard support, bottom navigation, and many other features.
To do final testing on the pixel and Nexus devices, android 7.1.1 is also coming up with the downloadable factory and OTA images on the Nexus images page. To shot up your testing, you should be sure to benefit from Firebase Test Lab for Android and your tests can run on the cloud with no charge till the end of December.