Google is rolling out Android 7.1.1, an update to Nougat that showcases more ways to express yourself, along with a handful of other features and improvements to stability and performance.
Earlier this year Google announced a proposal to promote gender equality by adding new emoji that reflect the pivotal roles women play in the world, and represent a wider range of professions for both women and men. Google included gender counterparts for emoji that previously only had male or female representation. Now there are female welders and men getting haircuts. A new set of emoji launched with the Pixel phones and now are available to all devices running Android 7.1.1.
And if youre looking for more ways to express yourself, you also can now send GIFs directly from your keyboard on supported apps such as Google Allo, Google Messenger and Hangouts.
Android 7.1.1 also brings you app shortcuts directly from your home screen. Launch actions on your favorite apps, such as Twitter or Google Maps, by long pressing the app icon. Jump directly into an existing conversation on Google Messenger or start an entirely new one - all straight from the app icon.
Today, and over the next several weeks, the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One) will get an over the air (OTA) software update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Any devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also receive this final version.