Persistent Bug Delays Google Nexus 6P Android Nougat OTA Update


Google made Android Nougat available for download as from August 22, which is about three weeks ago.

This is an awfully early release date for Google’s new OS, but it seems this hurry hasn’t done the search engine giant any major favors.


While many people who are using Google Nexus 6P are already using Android Nougat on this phone, not all of them are happy with the OS. With the device being the only major flagship that is currently open to receiving the OTA update of Android Nougat, many moved in fast to get the OS. However, complaints started showing up with claims that there were some issues with the updated Google Nexus 6P, with many of them citing excessive battery draining.

This led to Google taking a drastic decision of briefly halting the update to Android Nougat via OTA in order to take care of the issue. Surprisingly, the update has been on for the likes of Google Nexus 5X, with no issues having been reported so far regarding this mid-ranger. Nonetheless, recent reports have indicated that the Google Nexus 6P went back to the OTA update about three days ago, starting September 6th, alongside the 2014 Google Nexus 6. The two-week time frame seems to have been enough for Google to work out the issues that were affecting the Nougat update on its 2015 flagship.


Android Nougat is still very young and in fact, it is less than a month old since it first saw the light. It is not a strange thing for a new software product to experience such issues during its first days. The fact that Google has already worked on it and currently resumed the OTA update shows how exactly the company is committed to making things right with the OS, just before it pushes the same OS to its newer Google Nexus 2016 phones, which will reportedly be known as Google Pixel phones. Google is expected to hold an event on October 4th during which the phones are expected to be unveiled.

As for those looking out for Android Nougat OTA update on Nexus 6P, it should appear in the coming days. Alternatively, you can go through the settings and check for the package’s availability.

3 thoughts on “Persistent Bug Delays Google Nexus 6P Android Nougat OTA Update”

  1. I am using Android 7.0 on my 6p and so far I don’t have any battery problems. It works great for me.

  2. Installed Nougat a week ago. Since then have had nothing but problems with wifi. Wifi disconnects from home network and it won’t reconnect until I do a network reset on the phone. After a call to google, they told me to disable “cellular data” unless I need it. That seems to work however, to fix a problem by turning off the capability is a temporary fix at best. It seems that there is some kind of conflict between wifi, to include Bluetooth, and cell data. Google needs to fix this, there are countless problems identified on forums about wifi and Bluetooth related to android 7.0

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