Although several mobile devices are still in the pipeline to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, Google is planning to launch the Pixel and Pixel XL and to give Android 7.1 to Pixel C and many other Nexus devices. On the other hand, the disadvantage is that this update will be only available as a Developer Preview to users enrolled in the Android Beta Program and it will be released prior to the end of this year.
At this time, it’s uncertain which Nexus devices will be entitled to be updated to Android 7.1, but its anticipated that the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X will be on the list beside the Nexus 9 and Nexus 6. Android 7.1 was already displayed on the Pixel devices, but it will have few features that would not be available on the Nexus phones, like Support tab and the 24-7 customer assistance feature.
Probably, the Google’s Assistant and Pixel Launcher feature will be also not included in the Nexus lineup. Unluckily, the “quick switch” adapter will be shipped just with the Pixel devices and it will let users to shift data from iPhone to Android. With any luck, Google won’t muddle everything up too poorly with the Android 7.1 update for the Pixel C and all Nexus devices, but users are hopeful and they can’t linger to download the Developer Preview via the Android Beta Program. If you have not signed up for this yet, then you should login or make a Google account now. The benefits of signing up the Android Beta Program are that you will be having the “chance to try pre-release versions of Android and give advice. Devices that you choose from the program will get an over-the-air (OTA) update to the recent beta version of Android N. The updates that you will get as a part of this program are pre-release versions, and might have bugs and issues that may have an effect on usual performance of your device”.