A new month is here and as usual, it’s about time the Google Nexus 6P is updated to the latest Android security patch level.
Usually, Google rolls out monthly security updates on the first Monday of the month, which will come next week. But before this release date comes around, we already have our eyes on what the search engine giant has in plan for the Google Nexus 6P handset.
Apparently, those using the 2015 flagship will be able to get latest Android security patch dated March 7 starting next week. The phone already runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat while those who are part of the beta program are currently enjoying version 7.1.2 of the same OS. The latter is still being tested and as such, it is not part of this incoming update.
According to Android Soul, the Google Nexus 6P will be updated to software version N4F26T. In addition, the publication notes that the update will be rolled out to about 10,000 handsets on the first day of release, but these units will be selected randomly. As usual, those Nexus 6P users that will be selected to receive the update first will be notified via an OTA notification. There’ll be a second group coming in from the 4th to the 13th day after the start of the rollout, where an extra 10% of the remaining Nexus 6P users will start receiving the firmware. All devices will be eligible for the update as from the 14th day onwards.
To confirm that this update isn’t major, it weighs just 39MB. For those who will possibly miss out on the initial random selections, there’s still room to do a manual check and see if the files are ready for downloading on your Google Nexus 6P. Do this by going to Settings>About device>System updates and you should be able to know if the update is ready. If not, keep checking for it or rather, just wait for the OTA notification to come your way.
Google is also expected to make this month’s Android security patch available for the likes of Nexus 5X, Pixel C tablet as well as last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones. This should also happen at around the same time as the Google Nexus 6P, which is next week.