Nexus 6P Receives Android 7.1.2 Nougat Update With Interesting Improvements


If you are one of the Nexus 6P owners that are enlisted in the beta testing program released by Google, then you will be happy to know that you can download the final version of the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update. The phone has been released for non-beta testers just a couple of days ago.

Details about the Update

The update wears the same build number, namely the N2G47H. Even so, since the Nexus 6P testers already installed the Android 7.1.2 version, the file size is not that big, weighing 25.4 MB. If you’re too anxious to receive the OTA (over-the-air) update to reach the Nexus 6P, you can also download the file straight from Google, then sideload it on the phone.

Future Updates?

People are still waiting to see if there are still other devices to participate in the beta program in the future. As it has been previously reported, the new version is one minor update for the Nexus 6P. Even so, it does not bring the highly anticipated fingerprint swipe gesture feature that was brought to the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones. The fingerprint gestures were the subject of a controversy, since many people were disappointed when the tech giant announced that they won’t be bringing this feature to the Nexus phones.

Many people thought that this was a strategy to determine Nexus users to switch to more expensive phones, namely the Pixel series, but from what it seems this is not the case. Apparently the reason behind this delay was the fact that Google did not make this a priority for their company and updates.

Moreover, the update brings new alerts for battery usage, plus some interesting improvements when it comes to general connectivity and it makes for a better stability regarding the notifications.