Android 7.1 Already in works, Coming Sooner than Expected!

Android 7.0 Nougat released just 2days ago and Everyone is damn hyped about it. Though, Android One devices didn’t get Android Nougat update yet but it seems Google is already thinking to push the Android 7.1 Update sooner than you even expect. That’s right my friend 🙂

By way of website & app analytics, info from the well-informed David Ruddock, and speculation from guy-who-leaked-the-Nexus-Launcher Nate Benis, it seems that 7.1 might be coming soon — alongside the new Nexus phones — and it might be the first regular maintenance release for Android Nougat…

Let’s start with this Reddit post, in which an app developer — who has chosen to remain anonymous, for whatever reason — notes that 115 of their users are already on Android 7.1. While there’s no way of knowing how big the app is in total, it’s still early to see that many people using an app on an unreleased X.1 version.

Secondly we have Nate Benis, and while his post is speculation at best, we do know for a fact that he somehow got his hands on the system image for one of the upcoming Nexus devices. He leaked the Nexus Launcher early and he confirmed to us himself that he does indeed have someone feeding him info.

Android 7.1

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, David Ruddock of Android Police came out definitively this afternoon saying that “…the new Nexus phones will launch with Android 7.1, which is now confirmed to be Nougat’s MR1 release.” We don’t know who his sources are of course, but David has a pretty solid track record. I was already convinced that 7.1 is just around the corner, but that seals the deal for me.


Unfortunately, there are still a few things we don’t really know about Android 7.1 and the incoming Nexus phones. We don’t know if the special features and customizations that are coming to the new Nexii will come (even in part) to the older Nexii. And it’s still to be seen if Android 7.1 is going to bring many features at all to the Nexus devices that are currently receiving Android 7.0 over-the-air.

Judhajeet Das

Tech Passionate and Heavy Geek! Into Blogging world since 2014 and never looked back since then :) I am also a YouTube Video Producer and Co-own InMyPlanet Networks. Co-Founder, Tekh Decoded.

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