Google release of Android Nougat 7.1 developer preview for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C

Google has announced that Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview will be available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C. The release of Google Pixel has already excited the Smartphone users. the features of Android Nougat version 7.1 included home screen app shortcuts, image keyboards, support for circular icons, Night light, optimizations to touch and responsiveness to display can now be enjoyed by those users of Nexus 5X, 6P and Pixel C, and those users whose device is loaded with Android Beta program. Even though the best features of Nougat Version 7.1 can be found only in the new Pixel phones, other users can take the joy of the above mentioned features alone.

App Shortcuts is a feature that is better than the 3D Touch found on the Apple iOS devices. This will allow the user to long press on the icon of an app right from the launcher. A list of actions will jump up and you will be able to use a particular part of the app with ease.

The Quick Settings has been reworked in Android 7.1 and it shows a shortcut to the Settings. A button can be found next to it that will allow you to slide down the whole panel. A support tab can be found under the settings that will allow in the double twist gesture for moving in and out of the selfie mode. The keyboard app is equipped with new stickers, images and animated GIF’s. Smartphones with an Android Beta program will receive the notification for Android 7.1 update any time.

Nougat 7.1 being available to a very small set of devices will be made available for other devices too by the month of November, as per the Google Vice President of Engineering Dave Burke. The release of Nougat 7.1 is a part of the Android Application Programming Interface (API) level 25. Burke further mentioned in a blog post that those developers who are targeting the API version will be able to submit their apps to be included in the Google Play Store. The SDK manager in the Android Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) will provide the software development kit (SDK) for the version of API.