Dec 08, 2016 05:23 AM EST

Android 7.1.1 Features Comparison in Nexus and Pixel: What's Where and What's Not

The Android 7.1.1 update of Google has come to Pixel and Nexus and there are features that are exclusive to only Pixel devices.

Ars Technica has compiled a list of features, as well as a side by side comparison of the changes that the upgrade gave the two phones. The list was based on the earlier feature rundown published by Google.

Firstly, Nexus users received additional features such as the much wanted Reset Button; gender-swap emojis, where previously gender exclusive emojis now have a female or male counterpart (i.e. man getting a haircut); a support tab; a new camera app (i.e. smart burst, exposure adjustment); a smart storage, which will allow the removal of backed up photos; a new call screen; and app shortcuts.

In addition, there were improvements to the notification panel and touch latency. If you liked the wallpaper selections in Pixel, you can also find some of them by downloading the Google Wallpaper App is now available for Nexus at the Play Store.

Secondly, the Google Assistant can only be found in Pixel devices despite the fact that the code for it is already in other Android phones. Other new additions for Pixel users are the Pixel Launcher, a Google System User Interface, as well as Sounds and Wallpapers.

Lastly, Ars Technica has a separate list for the features that are not exclusive to Pixel but neither is it coming to old devices. These are the Night Light, which makes reading at night easier by turning the screen brown; the Fingerprint sensor gesture; Daydream VR; and "Seamless" A/B system updates which allows the OS to update one partition when the other one is still being used.

Summing up all these changes, the Nexus was the phone to have received major upgrades due to jumping from Android 7.0 to 7.1.1 while the Pixel only moved from a minor 7.1 to 7.1.1.

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