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Nexus 6P to receive Android 7.1.1 update in December

The Nexus 6P by Huawei is one of the first devices to receive the update to Android 7.1.1. (Source: Huawei)
The Nexus 6P by Huawei is one of the first devices to receive the update to Android 7.1.1. (Source: Huawei)
The update will be included in a security patch scheduled to go out on December 6th.

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 The update size is about 650 MB; a download this large is certainly indicative of a newer version of the OS.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.

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Sam Medley, 2016-11-29 (Update: 2016-11-29)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.