No major surprises here: Earlier this month, Google announced that the Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview and its SDK tools would roll out to developers sometime later this month — and now that we have passed the middle of the month, the preview is indeed rolling out to those who have signed up for the Android Beta Program.
While the Android Beta Program is mostly geared toward developers, there’s nothing stopping you from giving Android 7.1 a try if you are simply curious about what this latest update has in store for you. It’s beta software, though, so keep in mind that it may still have plenty of bugs (I wouldn’t install this on my main phone, for example).
This is the same Android 7.1 that’s already on the Google Pixel, though, so we’re probably looking at a pretty stable release. Sadly, Google isn’t bringing all the Pixel’s best features to other devices. That means even though you may have 7.1 on your Nexus 6P, you still won’t get to use the system-wide Google Assistant feature, for example.