Android 7.1 Nougat changelog: Pixel-exclusive and non-pixel exclusive changes revealed
Google has just debuted Android 7.1 Nougat update with the launch of new Pixel-branded smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL. Meanwhile, the first official-changelog for the new Android update has surfaced online via Google that includes both Pixel-exclusive and non-exclusive changes.
Here is the complete changelog reflecting those changes in Android 7.1 (
courtesy Android Police): Pixel product-specific Pixel Launcher - swipe up for all apps, new Search Box, date/weather header on home Google Assistant Unlimited original quality photo/video backup to Google Photos Smart Storage - when storage is full, automatically removes old backed up photos/videos Phone/Chat support (new support tab in settings), screen-share functionality Quick switch adapter for wired setup from Android or iPhone Pixel Camera: Electronic Image Stabilization ("video stabilization") 2.0 Pro Features White Balance Presets Exposure Compensation AE/AF Locking Viewfinder grid modes HW-accelerated (on Qualcomm Hexagon coprocessor) HDR+ image processing Smartburst Sensor Hub processor with tightly integrated sensors (accel, gyro, mag) + connectivity (Wi-Fi, Cell, GPS) Cosmetic Solid navbar icons with home affordance for Assistant SysUI accent color theming Wallpaper picker with new wallpapers and sounds New setup look and feel Dynamic calendar date icon Android Nougat 7.1
Night Light Touch/display performance improvements Moves (Fingerprint swipe down gesture - opt-in) Seamless A/B system updates Daydream VR mode Developer features: App shortcuts / shortcut manager APIs Circular app icons support Keyboard image insertion Fingerprint sensor gesture to open/close notification shade Manual storage manager Intent for apps Improved VR thread scheduling Enhanced wallpaper metadata Multi-endpoint call support Support for various MNO requirements PCDMA voice privacy property Source type support for Visual Voicemail Carrier config options for managing video telephony Manual storage manager - identifies apps and files and apps using storage