Alongside the announcement of their new Google Pixel smartphones, Google revealed the next version of Android, Android 7.1 software.

This new version of Android will be available in a developer preview soon, allowing you to check out the new features ahead of its release, as long as you are a developer for Android.

This developer preview will be later this month. Google explained more about it with the following:

Today, we’re taking the wraps off of Android 7.1 Nougat, the latest version of the platform. You probably saw a sneak peek of it at last week’s event. It’s an incremental update based on Android 7.0 but includes new features for consumers and developers — from platform Daydream VR support and A/B system updates to app shortcuts and image keyboard support.

We’ve already been working closely with device makers to get them ready for Android 7.1, and next we’ll give you access to this update so you can start getting your apps ready.

Later this month we’ll be bringing you the Android 7.1 platform as an open Developer Preview, similar to what we did for Android 7.0. You’ll be able to test and build on the new platform and try the latest features.

You can read more about the mobile OS and the developer preview for it at the source link below.

Source: Google

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