Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X Facing Android Nougat Problems

Android Nougat

Considering the hype, Android Nougat should, without a doubt, be the best ever Android update, yet. However, it appears that this is quite not the case, according to some early adopters of the OS on the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.

If anything, the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are the only devices capable of updating to Android Nougat via an OTA. However, these two have had their share of problems, even though not everyone is feeling the pinch. The Nexus 6P led the way when it comes to these issues, with reports surfacing of its excessive battery drainage issues.

When this issue was reported, alongside other common issues such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular connectivity problems, Google paused the OTA update for the Nexus 6P. However, there was no issue with the Google Nexus 5X at the time. The tech giant has since then been able to resume Android Nougat OTA update for the Nexus 6P alongside the Nexus 6.

Along the way, the LG-made Nexus 5X has developed a bootloop issue that causes the phone to reboot multiple times. However, Google has since insisted that this issue has everything to do with the phone’s hardware and not software, shifting the blame to LG. The bootloop issue aside, it has also been noted that some common troubleshooting methods for Android issues, for instance, a factory data reset or wiping the cache, are not working on the Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.

Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X Android Nougat Update

There have been concerns over busted speakers as well as performance lags following an update to Android Nougat. However, some of these issues are normal after a major software update and they should be taken care of with incremental updates to the OS. But since such updates are still nowhere to be seen, those experiencing bootloop issues, for example, can only take advantage of the refund or exchange program, if not repairing the device.

With the Nougat update still young, we expect to get more cases, especially since new OEMs are getting ready to make the switch. However, this shouldn’t mean that Google will not be offering quick solutions as soon as they can.

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