Android 7.1.2 was officially released today, and the rollout has started for Nexus and Pixel devices (unless you have a Nexus 6 or 9). Besides the minor new features, the release also fixes several long-known problems.

First up, here's the official changelog for the Pixel and Pixel XL:

Today, and over the next few weeks, we will begin the rollout of Android 7.1.2 to Pixel and Pixel XL devices. This update contains a number of bug fixes, added features, and general performance/stability improvements. A few changes and updates that we want to highlight are listed below:

  • Improved fingerprint swipe performance
  • Bluetooth connectivity improvements
  • Battery usage alerts

Some of the other fixes are with the early shutdown issue, a fix for the small number of users experiencing pink banding on the camera, and a fix to the audio popping issue some users were experiencing at high volumes.

Battery usage alerts is the only new feature listed, which showed up in 7.1.2 Beta 2. The "Bluetooth connectivity improvements" is likely referring to the random Bluetooth shut-offs that were initially reported earlier this year, but Google said it was already fixedWe previously covered the early shutdown bug, but most of the reports came from the Nexus 6P - where the bug remains unfixed.

The changelog for Nexus phones is a bit different, seen below:

Today, and over the next few weeks, we will begin the rollout of Android 7.1.2 to Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and Pixel C. This update contains a number of bug fixes, added features, and general performance/stability improvements. A few changes and updates that we want to highlight are listed below:

  • Enhanced notification stability
  • Fingerprint swipe on 5X/6P
  • General connectivity improvements
  • Battery usage alerts

The fingerprint swipe gesture was originally Pixel-exclusive, but Google later began to backport it to the 5X and 6P after the company received some backlash.

Android 7.1.2 will be slowly rolled out over the coming weeks, but if you're impatient, you can flash the OTA or factory images now. Folks in the beta program can expect an update to the public release within the next few days.