Google has finally announced the long-rumored Pixel and Pixel XL, and with them comes the latest version of Android, 7.1. This updated version of Nougat packs with it several new features — some of which are Pixel exclusive — that allow for Google Daydream functionality, seamless firmware updates, and much more…

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While Google hasn’t published these changes publicly, Android Police was able to get their hands on 7.1’s complete change log from a source.

Below is the full list of changes coming to Android 7.1 Nougat:

  • Night Light
  • Touch/display performance improvements
  • Moves (Fingerprint swipe down gesture – opt-in)
  • Seamless A/B system updates
  • Daydream VR mode
  • Developer features:
    • App shortcuts / shortcut manager APIs
    • Circular app icons support
    • Keyboard image insertion
    • Fingerprint sensor gesture to open/close notification shade
    • 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 config options for managing video telephony
  • Manual storage manager – identifies apps and files and apps using storage

And these are the Pixel specific changes:

  • Pixel Launcher – swipe up for all apps, new Search Box, date/weather header on home
  • Google Assistant
  • Unlimited original quality photo/video backup to Google Photos
  • Smart Storage – when storage is full, automatically removes old backed up photos/videos
  • Phone/Chat support (new support tab in settings), screen-share functionality
  • Quick switch adapter for wired setup from Android or iPhone
  • Pixel Camera:
    • Electronic Image Stabilization (“video stabilization”) 2.0
    • Pro Features
      • White Balance Presets
      • Exposure Compensation
      • AE/AF Locking
      • Viewfinder grid modes
    • HW-accelerated (on Qualcomm Hexagon coprocessor) HDR+ image processing
    • Smartburst
  • Sensor Hub processor with tightly integrated sensors (accel, gyro, mag) + connectivity (Wi-Fi, Cell, GPS)
  • Cosmetic
    • Solid navbar icons with home affordance for Assistant
    • SysUI accent color theming
    • Wallpaper picker with new wallpapers and sounds
    • New setup look and feel
    • Dynamic calendar date icon

There has been no word yet about if or when other devices outside of Google’s ecosystem will get upgraded to Android 7.1. For now, we do know that Google will not be offering Assistant or other Pixel specific features on other devices for the time being but a developer preview of 7.1 will be made available for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Pixel C by the end of the year.

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