Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel and Pixel XL users have already received the latest version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat OTA. However, not all of them have been able to install this new and stable version.
The stable release of Android 7.1.2 Nougat has only hit Google devices that were not part of the beta testing team. This was a strange thing from Google, especially since the Android beta program is meant to give members an early lead when it comes to receiving software updates.
Apparently, this early lead appears only to affect the beta channel. The good side of the story, however, is that the Google Nexus 6P is now receiving the stable build of Android 7.1.2 Nougat for the units that were still stuck on the beta version. As for the bad side, well, it’s only Nexus 6P that seems to be receiving the update.
Since this group of Nexus 6P is already using the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat, technically, the final build is quite small, weighing at a mere 25.4MB. Once the update is installed, you should be able to see build number N2G47H on your Nexus 6P, which is actually the same version that non-beta testers have on their phones.
Similar to the build number, the features that the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat OTA brings to the Google Nexus 6P shouldn’t be any different from what non-testers have on their handsets. What this means to this group of beta testers is that they’ll now be able to receive other OTA updates like other Google devices from now henceforth.
This update should be rolling out to all Nexus 6P users who are part of the beta program. If you haven’t received it yet, it may be because the update is another typical OTA update that comes out in stages. A little patience would do, otherwise, you may also do a manual check via Settings>About phone>System updates.
As for now, it seems the stable Android 7.1.2 Nougat build is only available for the Google Nexus 6P. However, other beta testers using other Google devices should also join the party sooner than later.
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