According to news leaked through the website of Vodafone Australia, Google is preparing to launch the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat for December 6, starting with phablet Nexus 6P. The update, according to the statement, will be quite rich in details, taking into account that the data package will occupy 650 MB, with updated information and download via OTA.
With this release, Google will also offer to all its devices the corresponding security patches for the month of December, before the rest of users in the world, according to the assumptions made by the same Vodafone Australia. This update will take a few weeks to reach all Nexus devices, although it is not yet known if the Pixel (XL and normal) or Nexus 5X will also receive the update on the same day as the Nexus 6P. With this update, as usual, we will see the approach taken by other manufacturers of Android smartphones and tablets that, precisely because of the policy adopted to date by Google, continues to cause considerable fragmentation, a source of major problems in terms of development for applications and security.
As it always happens in these cases, it is possible that the update does not arrive at the same time to all the territories, and that in a concrete case it takes several days (depending on the operator). It should be noted that the Developer Preview 2 of Android 7.1.1 Nougat was made available to the developer community last week, with the introduction of new features such as the ability to leverage the API level 25 in applications and perform some modifications in the new circular icons of the system that works in Android Studio 2.2.2. In addition to this, inevitable bug and other instability issues were fixed.