Android: Most people still haven’t received the first version of Android Nougat, and yet Google’s still plugging away at minor releases. Today, the company announced 7.1.1 which brings new emoji, GIF search in supported apps and home screen shortcuts.
The new version is a very minor update, following 7.1 just two months ago which brought seamless updates and VR support. By comparison, 7.1.1 is even more minor. According to Google, this update brings a new, more diverse set of emoji with skin tones and gender alternatives for a lot more jobs and activities (as seen above).
It also enables GIF search in apps that have enabled the feature. Currently, that list includes Allo, Google Messenger and Hangouts, which still isn't all the messaging apps Google owns, but close enough. Finally, home screen shortcuts, which launched with the Pixels, are coming to more devices. Android 7.1.1 is rolling out today for the following nine devices:
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus 9
- Pixel XL
- Nexus Player
- Pixel C
- General Mobile 4G (Android One)
If you were on the Android Beta, you'll also be updated to the latest stable release of Android 7.1.1. Check out Google's post below for more info.