Google Nexus 6P, 5X Devices Enrolled in Beta Program Start Receiving Final Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Google Nexus 6P and 5X devices that have been part of the Nougat beta-testing setup are now being updated with the OTA version of the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.

This comes as a surprise since the same OS started rolling out to these two devices early this month, but the group participating in the beta program was left out for some reason. Both Google Pixel and Google Nexus 6P devices are already running on this OS, but it just this week that the same OS started hitting the beta participants.

Despite rolling out weeks later, the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X has nothing new when compared to the version released on December 5th. Like the latter, the former still comes with Android security patch dated December 4, a new set of emojis, GIF support for Gboard keyboard as well as home screen app shortcuts, among others.

Since the update is coming in as an OTA, not all Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X users will be receiving the OS at once. However, if you have not seen the OTA notification on your phone, there is an option to look for the update manually by heading to Settings>About phone>System update and from there, you can tell if the update is ready for downloading on your phone.

Despite the fact that the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat comes in with quite an amazing set of new features and performance improvements, the upgrade is still far from perfect. A good number of Google Nexus 6P users have been complaining about frequent shutdowns even when the battery is still between 10-60%. Despite the growing number of complaints, Google has not given a concrete solution to the issue, with the only response coming from the search engine giant asking affected persons to contact the Google Store support team.

Google Pixel, Pixel XL vs Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X

As for now, it is hard to completely confirm that the Google Nexus 6P shutdown issue is solely related to the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, especially since some who have managed to roll back to the older Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow are still facing the same issue. Nonetheless, we expect Google to come in with a solution to the issue, even if it means issuing a recall for the affected units. We’ll be following up the matter and update you with the latest news and developments regarding the shutdown issue.

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