Android 7.1 is an incremental update, you can rest assured that it will definitely bring alongwith Daydream VR support and A/B system updates to app shortcuts and image keyboard support. This update is essentially aimed towards developers and you’ll automatically receive updates over-the-air, if you’ve already signed up for the 7.0 beta cycle. The 7.1 developer preview will initially support Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C devices, but will later extend support to other OEMs and supported devices.
These shortcuts will allow the user to reach a certain function deep inside the app instantly. Android 7.1 will also lay immense focus on storage management, and allow an app to take users directly to a new Settings screen that can be used to to clear unused files and free up storage space on the device.