It was not some long time back that the ultimate search engine king ‘Google’ was all set to reveal an Android Developer Preview to users in its Android beta program. It was almost a month back in October. And guess what? The Mountain View, the California-based company, has strengthened its seat-belt for a new release: the Google Android 7.1.1 Developer Preview 2.
Google Android 7.1.1 Developer Preview 2 continues and takes after Developer Preview 1. This was released for the Nexus 5X, 6P, and Pixel C on October 19. It had some flamboyant features like App Shortcuts, which imitates the 3D Touch highlights in Apple’s iOS 9 (you press and hold an application symbol to jump to particular activities rapidly), and another restart setting. A Moves menu put forward the ability to launch applications with signals. And, Image Keyboard included support for stickers, GIFs, and more in the local Android console, including more than 100 augmentations the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee endorsed in July.
Not much of an eye catcher:
The new preview isn’t exactly much of an eye catcher. The reason being is that it incorporates “near final” features and UI’s. Some random bug fixes and enhancements over the system. On the programming side, Developer Preview 2 contains an update to Android’s software development Kit in Android Studio, Google’s application programming environment. So, it makes accessible the most recent adaptation of Android’s support library (25.0.1). The gathering of tools that let designers produce circular icons include keyboard images, and the sky is the limit from there.
What’s supported in Android’s Beta program:
Those selected in Android’s beta program will get Developer Preview 2 as a programmed over-the-air upgrade. Then again, system images are accessible for the manual establishment, which are supported mainly on the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, and Nexus 9. Google’s course of events for the engineers, demonstrated that the Nexus 6 and Nexus Player would get an upgrade to the second designer review, yet they have since been expelled from the rundown.
Fortunately, it won’t be much longer, that a finalized Android 7.1.1 starts taking off to respective supportive devices. Google said Developer Preview 2 would be the last release before the completed version debuts. “Beginning in December, we’ll take off Android 7.1.1 to the full lineup of support review devices. And in addition to the released Pixel and Pixel XL devices. ” Google wrote. “Around then, we’ll additionally push the sources to AOSP. This would let the device producer accomplices convey this new stage redesigned update to buyers on their devices.”
List of Supported Devices:
The list of supported devices contains:
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 5
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus Player
- Nexus 9
- Pixel C
- Pixel XL
Google is additionally revealing an unrelated update (with build number NPF26J) to Pixel devices on Canadian transporters. It incorporates bug fixes and security upgrades, yet new features besides two new gestures. Which are “double-tap to check phone” and “lift to check the phone.”
The previous signs the arrival of an element that spilled preceding the dispatch of the Pixel and Pixel XL. But it was neglected to emerge in the device’s dispatch firmware.
You can download the Google Android 7.1.1 Developer Preview 2 from official Google Website for the above devices for previewing it.