Nexus 6P to receive Android 7.1.1 update in December
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It looks like Google will still treat Nexus branded phones to early Android updates. Vodafone has revealed that a security update scheduled to roll out to Huawei’s Nexus 6P devices will also update the phones to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
While preview builds of Android 7.1 have been available for certain Nexus devices since October, this patch seems to be an official, device-wide update. The update size is about 650 MB; a download this large is certainly indicative of a newer version of the OS. The OTA update is scheduled to begin rollout on December 6. Over the first 3 days, 10,000 phones will be randomly selected that the update is available for their device. The update will rollout to remaining Nexus 6P devices over the next two weeks.
Android 7.1 is currently only available on Google’s flagships, the Pixel and Pixel XL. It’s exciting to see this version rolling out to other devices and bringing some useful new features with it.