Google Pixel, Pixel XL and Nexus 6P Jan. 3rd Android Security Patch May Fix Battery Issues

Google Pixel XL and Nexus 6P

Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Google Nexus 6P have in the recent past developed a common problem related to their batteries.

Users of the three phones have been reporting that the trio will automatically go off or restart even when the battery power is still somewhere between 10% and 60%. This has been growing into some huge concern with every new report, but it seems Google Pixel and Nexus 6P users should have a something to smile about come next week.

It has been confirmed that the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Nexus 6P will start receiving the latest Android Security Patch for the month of January starting next week Tuesday. This comes from Canada’s Rogers where the company has listed the details on its official community forums’ website. While there is no mention of what exactly the update will come along with apart from the fact that it is a monthly security update, it is expected that Google will add some form of fixes to the battery issues surrounding the three flagships.

It is not long ago since the issue begun. As a result, it is also possible that none of the Google Pixel, Pixel XL or Google Nexus 6P will be able to receive a cure to the battery issue. However, it would be a welcome move if the search engine giant included this fix in the upcoming update.

Google Nexus 6P

Verizon Wireless has also confirmed that both Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be receiving a new security update that comes with build number NMF26U. Since the two devices are already running on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat, don’t expect anything new in terms of features. The story is the same for the Nexus 6P, although the Big Red has not said a thing regarding this 2015 flagship.

In the past, Google has been pushing its monthly security updates on the first Monday of every month. Now that this coming Monday will be observed as a New Year’s Day holiday, it is probably the main reason the rollout is set to begin on Tuesday 3rd, 2017.

Hopefully, Google will roll out a fix to the battery issue and other problems affecting the Pixel, Pixel XL, and Nexus 6P.

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