Android 7.1.2 released – Google splitting the Pixel and Pixel XL

Google Pixel Launcher

Oh boy, Google released a few 7.1.2 factory images. Things are getting messier and messier…

Pixel

The Pixel and Pixel XL have a separate images for Deutsche Telekom phones, reasons for this are not told as usual and while this concept isn’t totally new (Europe/O2 in Dec 2016 and Jan 2017, Canada/Rogers Feb 2017 and Mar 2017) it is the first time for Deutsche Telekom. The Nexus 6P had these separate images only 3x with Verizon. The list for the nexus 6 on 5.1 is endless and on 7.0.0 they had two month of special AT&T factory images.

Why is there need for this separate images, the images are 1.3GB / 1.8 GB in size compressed. How can Deutsche Telekom have such different requirements for their network that it would require a total new image? Wouldn’t one image of 1.85GB be a better option for everyone?

Changelog

Today, and over the next few weeks, we will begin the rollout of Android 7.1.2 to Pixel and Pixel XL devices. This update contains a number of bug fixes, added features, and general performance/stability improvements. A few changes and updates that we want to highlight are listed below:

  • Improved fingerprint swipe performance
  • Bluetooth connectivity improvements
  • Battery usage alerts

Some of the other fixes are with the early shutdown issue, a fix for the small number of users experiencing pink banding on the camera, and a fix to the audio popping issue some users were experiencing at high volumes.

Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

No 7.1.2 for you, Google released an April update with 7.1.1

changelog

Hey All, Today, and over the next few weeks, we will begin the rollout of Android 7.1.2 to Pixel and Pixel XL devices. This update contains a number of bug fixes, added features, and general performance/stability improvements. A few changes and updates that we want to highlight are listed.

  • Improved fingerprint swipe performance
  • Bluetooth connectivity improvements
  • Battery usage alerts

Some of the other fixes are with the early shutdown issue, a fix for the small number of users experiencing pink banding on the camera, and a fix to the audio popping issue some users were experiencing at high volumes.

It is still unclear if the volume levels are fixed on the Nexus 9 since Dec 2016. This is really frustrating because the Nexus 9 has decent sound and can be used for speech and even music but not since they screwed up the audio.

See code.google.com/p/android/issues

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