Google’s Android 7.1.2 Nougat update is now available for Nexus and Pixel devices and today we want to go over some reasons to, and not to, install the Android 7.1.2 update on your device right now.
Earlier this year Google confirmed an Android 7.1.2 Nougat update with a beta. The beta release let select Nexus and Pixel users test the software and its changes well ahead of the official release date.
In early April, Google pulled the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update from beta and released it for devices like the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X.
Android 7.1.2 Nougat is a maintenance update but it’s a big maintenance update. To give you an idea of its size, it’s several hundred megabytes for the Nexus 5X.
While Android 7.1.2 Nougat is aimed at solving lingering Android Nougat problems, you’ll want to be extremely careful with your version of the upgrade. Android 7.1.2 users are encountering some annoying problems and it could cause problems for you and your device.
Some of you will probably be fine installing the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update right now. Others might want to take a rain check for a few hours or a few days.
If you’re feeling leery or if you simply want some more information before making your move, take a look at our list of reasons to, and not to, install Android 7.1.2 Nougat on your Nexus or Pixel today.
Install Android 7.1.2 Nougat If You Want Better Security
If you're concerned about the security of your Nexus or Pixel device, you'll probably want to install the Android 7.1.2 update in the near future.
Every month, Google rolls out security updates to its Pixel and Nexus-branded devices and this month is no different. Google's Android 7.1.2 Nougat updates are rolling out with its latest security patch on board.
The April security update comes a huge list of patches for potential exploits, you can read about them all over on the company's Android Security Bulletin.
If you failed to download or receive an older security update (March, February, etc) you will be forced to install them before you can download the Android 7.1.2.
If you want to better protect your phone and the information stored on it (banking information, various logins, things of that nature), you probably want to install Android 7.1.2 Nougat and any security updates you might've missed.