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Android Nougat 7.1 Update: Google Pixel, and Google Pixel XL Release Dates, Prices, and Specs

( [email protected] ) Oct 05, 2016 11:26 AM EDT
Google today unveiled a lot of great things today, and most were looking forward to seeing its latest devices that include the Pixel and Pixel XL.  Now that the company has dropped the Nexus series, it is time to see something new.  That certainly goes for the operating system of Nougat (also known as version 7.0 or Android N), which is about to go into a version 7.1 mode.  This is what is known about Google's Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as Android Nougat 7.1 release dates, prices, and specs.
Google Pixel, one of several announcements made on October 4, 2016. The Verge

Google today unveiled a lot of great things today, and most were looking forward to seeing its latest devices that include the Pixel and Pixel XL.  Now that the company has dropped the Nexus series, it is time to see something new.  That certainly goes for the operating system of Nougat (also known as version 7.0 or Android N), which is about to go into a version 7.1 mode.  This is what is known about Google's Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as Android Nougat 7.1 release dates, prices, and specs. 


Google Pixel and Pixel XL Release Dates, Prices, and Specs

The news came today with a big announcement from Google with Pixel, and it has the 5-inch 1080p display.  It has the Snapdragon 821 processor, as well as a rear camera with 12.3 Megapixels with 1.55 micron pixels and a f/2.0 aperture.  Google is allowing free unlimited storage for full resolution images and videos shot on the Pixel.  It is the first Daydream compatible phone and Google announced their headset. 

The specs for the Pixel XL, it has a 5.5-inch Quad HD.  It looks like it has some of the similar features of the Pixel, as it has 4GB of RAM, USB-C, and a choice of 32 GB or 128 GB for storage, Bluetooth 4.2, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.  There are differences in the battery as the Pixel XL has a 3,450 mAh, and Pixel has a 2,770 mAh battery. 

According to The Verge, the Pixel starts at a price of $649 for the 32 GB of storage ($749 for the 128 GB version), and it is available for pre-order today.  The same goes for the Pixel XL, but it starts at $769 for the 32 GB version, and $769 for the 128 GB. 

 

Android 7.1 Release Date

In addition to the new Google devices, there is also great news as Android 7.1 is coming.  Engadget reports that there will be pro camera effects, instant chat support, and feature automatic offloads items from your phone to the cloud.  By the way, there will be customer support so you can screen-share with an agent in order to show what is happening on the device. 

The downloads will happen automatically and in the background, as soon as they are available.  As far as the release date of Android 7.1, it doesn't seem like that is going to happen soon.  After all, major devices like Samsung, Sony, HTC, Motorola, and LG don't have their updates as yet, but they will get them soon. 

So, does that mean that Android 7.1 is on its way?  Yes, of course it does.  The issue is when it is going to come.  Does this mean that when Nougat shows up on devices, it will be version 7.1? Let's just wait on that one.