Google?s Android Nougat 7.0 has not rolled out for many newer generation smartphones, but Nexus 9 owners on T-Mobile need not worry.
T-Mobile announced that Android Nougat for Nexus 9 users will be updated to Android 7.1.1, reports Android Authority. The over the air update is relatively small as it will only take about 52 MB. The software package also includes the December Security updates along with unspecified ?bug fixes.? The carrier has not yet published a changelog. And, there are no other details regarding new features.
Android 7.1.1 brings Pixel features to Nexus 9
The latest Android Nougat 7.1.1 adds a few new features to Nexus 9, that were already included on Pixel and Pixel XL. Nougat 7.1.1 comes with app shortcuts on the home screen where a long press on an app icon launches certain actions on compatible apps. The feature is similar to the 3D Touch options in the new generation iPhones.
The GIF keyboard that is available on the Pixel is also coming to Nexus 9. The update brings support for sending GIFs from the keyboard on messaging apps such as Google Allo, Google Messenger and Hangouts.
The update also brings a new set of emoji characters to check out and use. Google created counterparts to its male emojis earlier this year. The Android Nougat users can text an emoji of a female astronaut or doctor, among other career-oriented emojis.
How to Install Android 7.1.1?
You can check to see if the update is available to download going to Settings > About Device > Software Update. Keep in mind that OTA updates can sometimes take a few days to reach everyone in the network. It is preferable to use Wi-Fi in order to install the update.
The Nexus 9 was built by HTC and is Google?s last Nexus tablet. Released in November 2014, the tablet ships carries an 8.9 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display. It has a resolution of 1536 x 2048 and a pixel density of 281 ppi.
Nexus 9 is powered by an Nvidia Tegra K1 dual-core Denver processor clocked at 2.3GHz per core. The device is paired with a Kepler DX1 graphics chip and 2GB of RAM. The device is also equipped with an 8-megapixel main camera, a 1.6-megapixel front-facing sensor, and packs a 6,700mAh Li-Po battery rated for up to 720 hours of standby time.
Plus, Nexus 9 the update is expected to roll out for Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and General Mobile 4G (Android One) in the upcoming days. Stay tuned for details on Android 7.1.1 December rollout on other smartphone and tablet devices.