1. anon(156377)'s Avatar
    Source: Here's everything new in Android 7.1 | PCWorld

    What's in Android 7.1
    Night Light: Cuts down on blue light emitted by your display late at night, which is easier on your eyes and won’t mess your your melatonin production, keeping you up late.

    Touch/display performance improvements: This is one of the reasons an iPhone “feels” faster than the typical Android phones. Google wants to fix this through some dark magic that accelerates how responsive the touchscreen is to your finger.

    Seamless A/B system updates: This should eliminate the need to hit the update button and wait for an install. Android updates will come in the background and automatically install on your phone when it’s not in use.

    Daydream VR: Phone that support the Daydream Ready spec requirements will work with the new VR headsets (the first of which is Google's Daydream View).

    Fingerprint swipe: You’ll be able to check your notifications with a quick downward swipe on the fingerprint sensor.

    Developer features: The following are targeted at developers, giving them access to many of the feature and design changes that we saw in the Pixel update to Android.

    APIs for app shortcuts (these are already present in Action Launcher 3) and shortcut manager
    Circular app icons support
    Keyboard image insertion
    Fingerprint sensor gesture support
    Manual storage manager Intent for apps
    Improved VR thread scheduling
    Enhanced wallpaper metadata
    Multi-endpoint call support
    Support for various MNO requirements
    PCDMA voice privacy property
    Source type support for Visual Voicemail
    Carrier configuration options for managing video telephony
    A storage manager, which allows developers to identify apps and files that are using device storage.

    Not in Android 7.1, Pixel Exclusive
    Pixel Launcher: This will remain exclusive to the Pixel, unlike the Google Now Launcher. You swipe up to get to the app drawer, which also offers a search box for finding apps.

    Google Assistant: On the Pixel, this is launched with a long press of the home button. You’ll have to try it out inside of Allo if you want to check it out now.

    Google Photos: Pixel owners get unlimited, original quality backup of all photos and videos.

    Smart Storage: When your phone is running low, it will automatically remove the original version of saved photos and videos.

    Support: The Pixel will will come with 24/7 support including a screen share feature accessible through the support tab in the settings.

    Quick switch adapter: A wired setup to transfer contacts, photos, and messages (even from iMessage!) from your current phone to a Pixel.

    Aesthetic changes: A new calendar and date icon, pull-out “pill” to launch a Google search, and new wallpapers. Maybe some new lock screen animation, too.

    Camera features: The following is a list of software enhancements to the Pixel camera:

    Electronic Image Stabilization (“video stabilization”) 2.0
    White Balance Presets
    Exposure Compensation
    AE/AF Locking
    Viewfinder grid modes
    Hardware accelerated (on Qualcomm Hexagon coprocessor) HDR+ image processing
    Sensor Hub processor with tightly integrated sensors (accel, gyro, mag) + connectivity (Wi-Fi, Cell, GPS)
    10-05-2016 02:51 PM
  2. Hammer9274's Avatar
    My question is when are the Nexus 6p owners going to get 7.1 and why do we not get all the features that the pixel does? We're Google phones too!
    10-06-2016 06:47 AM
  3. Buddy1969's Avatar
    Because it's a Nexus and not a Pixel.
    10-06-2016 07:27 AM

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