Google pushes 7.1.2 to Nexus, Pixel devices, bringing new multitasking for tablets

As part of the April security update, Pixel and Nexus phone users are getting a surprise. Google is rolling out the 7.1.2 Nougat update as part of the bundle, and while most people won’t notice much of a chance, Pixel C users are in store for a big change.

While it was long thought that Google had abandoned its Pixel tablet, 7.1.2 brings the Pixel phone’s launcher and navigation buttons to the tablet screen. That means Pixel C users will now access their apps by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, and the search widget will now be a pill-shaped “G” logo pinned to the left side of the home screen. Furthermore, folders adopt the Pixel phone’s way of displaying icons, instead of the previous carousel-style stacking.

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