Android 7.1.2 Beta 2 Starts Rolling Out with Bug Fixes and New Features

Google starts rolling out Android 7.1.2 Beta 2 (NPG47I) for Pixel and Nexus devices opt-in for Android Beta program. While this is a maintenance release focused on bug fixes, the update also includes new features and March Android security patches. Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus Player are eligible devices for Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta 2 testing. If you have signed up for Android Beta program, you will receive the OTA update in the coming days.

According to various sources, the Android 7.1.2 Beta 2 update (NPG47I) brings new features such as fingerprint gesture on Nexus 6P, Pixel launcher for Pixel C and a new multitasking UI. The OTA update is starting to reach all devices that have signed up for the Android Beta program, but if you prefer manual installation or not signed up for beta program you can download the update from here (not yet live).

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Note that full changelog of this update (NPG47I) is not yet available. The update includes a number of bug fixes, optimizations and March 5 security patches, as well as new features like fingerprint swipe gesture (for nexus 6P), Pixel launcher & modified navigation bar icons (for Pixel C) and new multi-tasking user interface.

For those who are looking for manual installation, follow below guide. This method will ERASE your device, so make sure you have backed everything up first. It is recommended for tech-savvy users only.

Note: This is a beta version of the OS, so it can contain bugs that can affect normal functioning of the device. It is recommended that inexperienced users should wait for the final release, which will be released in a couple of months.

Manual Installation Guide

1. First, download the Android factory image for your device from here

2. Setup ADB and fastboot drives on your PC and follow the flashing instruction as described here. (Source – Google)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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