Google started rolling out Android Nougat to all units of the Nexus 6P, Nexus 6 and Nexus 5X that were part of the Android Beta Program back on August 22.
While the initial release did not cover those who were not part of the program and wanted to update over the air, the search engine giant enabled this option a few days later. But following this move, a number of Google Nexus 6P owners found themselves in trouble as the update came with some bugs that affected the normal functionality of the handset.
Talk of battery drains, Wi-Fi issues, Bluetooth connectivity problems and even issues related to cellular data connectivity – all of these, and more, have been reported by current users of Google Nexus 6P right after updating to the new Android Nougat OS. Surprisingly, no such complaints have been recorded from the side of Google Nexus 5X, which is also receiving the OTA update of the OS.
In order to deal with these issues, Google moved in swiftly to halt the OTA update for Nexus 6P users. The move was aimed at first of all solving the issues that are burning down owners of this device and follow up with an update that brings stability in performance. Well, a few days ago, users of the 2015 flagship begun reporting that the Nougat OTA update had resumed, alongside the Google Nexus 6.
So far so good, but still, it is hard to say that an OS update is perfect. In fact, issues related to connectivity, battery drains and unstable performances are always there when a device is taken through a major software update. So, if this is happening on your Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X or even the Android One devices, don’t panic for it is normal. In no time, the company will come in with a fix that works out the problem, leaving you with maximum performance.
The swift move in solving the battery drain issue in Android Nougat was much needed given that the company will soon be announcing new handsets that are powered by the same OS. No one would want to go through what Samsung is going through right now with respect to the Galaxy Note 7 recalls, hence, Google will ensure that the OS is perfect before it gets to its new Pixel and Pixel XL phones, even if it means getting it to Android 7.1 Nougat.
But for now, those using the Google Nexus 6P can be rest assured that the current Nougat OTA update has no issues related to battery drains and connectivity.