Google Releases Android 7.1 Developer Preview 2 for Nexus Devices: Here’s How to Get it Right Now!

Google released the Developer Preview 2 of Android 7.1 Nougat for Nexus phones and says it as the near final build. Factory images available as well.


Google dropped the second Developer Preview of the Android 7.1 Nougat for Nexus phones. However, this new Developer Preview is available for only latest Nexus devices such as the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, and Nexus 9 and for some unknown reasons, Google hasn't released the update to Nexus 6 and Nexus Player and haven't provided any information as well regarding the release date of the update to these phones.

Google Releases Android 7.1 Developer Preview 2 for Nexus Devices

Also, Google states that this Developer Preview 2 will be the final update and it can be used as a daily driver. So, we might get the final release sometime in December. Also, developers can now start working on the final API level 25 to make their apps compatible with the latest OS.

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We aren't sure about what are the features added with the latest Developer Preview, but Google states that it's the final build before the official release. The update is rolling out incrementally and it will reach your smartphones in coming days. If you can't wait for the update to reach your device, follow the below procedure to install it right away.

Procedure 1: Enroll in Google's Android Developer Program

If you want to install the update right away, then you need to enroll yourself in Android Developer Program. If you're already a member of the program, you just have to check the system updates to get the update right now. We have given the Android beta program link at the end of this article.

Procedure 2: Flash the Factory Image

The second procedure is that, you have to flash the factory image released by Google and do that if you want to install a clean and new Android in your phone. You can download the factory images by clicking here.

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