Google has announced through its developer website that it will start distributing a new beta version of Android, which corresponds to version 7.1.2. This is a minor increase compared to the current stable version, but it is always interesting to see that you have prepared the company for future updates.
According to the official website:
Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements, so it includes a number of bugfixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users.
The devices that will receive this update are the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Pixel C subscribers to the Android beta program, while the Nexus 6P will receive this update “soon”.
Those who are left out of the update are the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, so they will stay with Android 7.1.1. As the final version. This was expected as Google confirmed in its day that there would be no guarantee of Android updates for those devices after October 2016. That yes, both devices will have security patches for a whole year.
The beta update of Android 7.1.2 brings with it optimizations for the system including a number of bug fixes and optimizations, while incorporating a series of improvements for operators and users, as maintained by Google itself 7.1.2 a firmware that increases the performance of the device in general terms.
Android 7.1.2 is currently available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus Player and Picel C on the Android Developers website. You can also get it through the Android Beta Program, which is the easiest way to get it. The final version of Android 7.1.2 will be available for supported devices in a couple of months.
(Source: Android Developers)