Last week with the launch of Android 7.0 Nougat, Google also announced that it would begin pushing out regular, quarterly maintenance releases to the mobile OS. Now we’re hearing from the oft-reliable Evan Blass that those first three releases will be 7.1, 7.1.1, and 7.1.2…

There aren’t any hard details about these releases available quite yet, but one can assume that the 7.1 update will be the biggest of the three. That update is widely expected to be the one that ships with the upcoming Nexus devices and brings some of their features to other phones.

Most notably, we’d expect 7.1 to include the long-awaited Google Assistant that the Mountain View company announced at Google I/O 2016 earlier this year. The following 7.1.1. and 7.1.2 will come thereafter and likely bring bug fixes and performance improvements.

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