4 Reasons to Install Android 7.1.2 Nougat & 3 Reasons Not To

Google’s 7.1.2 Nougat update is starting to hit more Nexus and Pixel devices so today we want to go over some to, and not to, the 7.1.2 update when the download

prompt appears on your device.

Earlier this year Google confirmed an Android 7.1.2 Nougat update with an early beta. The beta let Nexus and Pixel users test the software and its changes well ahead of its official release date.

In early April, Google pulled the Android 7.1.2 Nougat from beta and released it for devices like the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X.

The update’s been available for several days but the Android 7.1.2 OTA is starting to pickup some serious steam.

Android 7.1.2 is a maintenance update but it’s a big maintenance update. To give you an idea, it’s several hundred megabytes for the Nexus 5X.

A while it’s aimed at solving lingering Android Nougat problems, you’ll want to be extremely careful with Android 7.1.2. It could cause problems for you and your device.

Some of you will probably be fine installing the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update the second it arrives Over-the-Air. Some of you 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 to, and not to, Android 7.1.2 today.

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Install It If You Value Your Device’s Security

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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. 

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