TechDroider: nexus-6P

September Security OTA update hits Pixel and Nexus Devices

September Security OTA update hits Pixel and Nexus Devices
Every month, Google releases a new security update for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android security update for September 2017 is now live for a number of devices.

Pixel and Pixel XL users on Verizon are reportedly receiving a new update with build OPR3.170623.007 with 2017-09-01 Security Patch. Non-Verizon users are also getting the latest Security update, so that means it's clearly a wider rollout going on.


Few users are getting "Android 7.1.2" titled update, which is actually is Android 8.0 Oreo with the September security patches.

Along with the Duo Pixels, Nexuses are also getting the September security patch. We've seen the update coming to the Nexus 6P.

Google hasn't updated its Developer site with OTA and Firmware Images. We'll let you know once the Firmware files are out.

Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update hits Nexus 6P

Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update hits Nexus 6P
A little two weeks ago, Google announced Android 8.0 Oreo August 2017 Security patches for the Nexus and Pixel devices. The OTA's and Firmware are already available for selected phones.

Today, Google has started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update though the OTA (Over-The-Air) for Nexus 6P users, it might still take some time for the update to reach all Nexus 6P owners.


With Android 8.0 Oreo, you get new Settings and Notification panel UI, latest features including Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and new emojis.

If you haven't received the notification of the update yet, you can check it out manually by going to About Phone Software update section in Settings. In case you want to manually Install the Firmware or OTA. You can grab Factory Image or OTA file from here.
Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update hits Nexus 6P

Via: Reddit

Stable Android 7.1.2 is rolling out to Nexus 6P Beta Testers

Stable Android 7.1.2 is rolling out to Nexus 6P Beta Testers
A little two weeks ago, Google announced Android 7.1.2 Stable build with April 2017 Security patches for the Nexus and Pixel devices. The OTA's and Firmware are already available for selected phones.

Today, Google has started rolling out the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update though the OTA (Over-The-Air) for Nexus 6P Beta testers, while it might still take some time for all Nexus 6P owners.



The update weighs in around 25MB and is readily available for the Nexus 6P beta testers on Android 7.1.2 Beta. Along with the Android 7.1.2 goodies, the update brings a number of bug fixes, general performance/stability improvements, and adds new features including Enhanced notification stability, Fingerprint swipe, General connectivity improvements, and Battery usage alerts.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Software updates menu in Settings, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.


Via: AndroidHeadlines

[Download] Android O Preview Images for Pixel/ XL, Nexus 5X, 6P, Player, and Pixel C

Download Android O Preview Images for Pixel/ XL, Nexus 5X, 6P, Player, and Pixel C

Android O was surprisingly announced yesterday with tons of new features. The latest OS's Developer preview is now available for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, the official Android Emulator, and you also get an emulator for testing Android Wear 2.0 on Android O.

Also Read: Google announces Android O: Here's what's new


Download the Android O developer preview firmware images for the Pixel and Nexus devices from the direct link below:

Note that these are strictly development images and they could be very buggy and unstable, and are not suitable for daily use.

You can find the complete instructions of "How to flash a Factory Image" Here

Android 7.1.2 Beta 2 adds 'Swipe fingerprint scanner to open notification' feature to the Nexus 6P

Android 7.1.2 Beta 2 adds 'Swipe fingerprint scanner to open notification' feature to the Nexus 6P


Yesterday, Google announced Android 7.1.2 Beta 2 for selected Google Pixel and Nexus Devices. The new Android version includes a number of bugfixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users.

As reported by a Nexus 6P user on twitter, Android 7.1.2 Beta 2 also adds new gesture to open the notification shade using the fingerprint sensor. 



Google is expected the release final version of  Android 7.1.2 Nougat on April 3, 2017.

via: AndroidPolice

March Android security patch coming to the Nexus 6P on March 7

March Android security patch coming to the Nexus 6P on March 7


The Google Nexus 6P will start receiving the latest Android security patch next week.

As listed on Vodafone's website, March security patch for the Nexus 6P will begin rolling out from March 7. There's no information regarding the release date of this month's security patch for the Nexus 5X, However, it is likely to get the new update along with the Nexus 6P.



The update will carry a build no of N4F26T, and will come with "5 March 2017" Security patch level. It will be available via FOTA and will cost approximately 39MB.

Last week, Google announced Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta for the Pixel and Nexus devices. So, those who are running Android 7.1.2 Beta will not be able to receive March security patch update via OTA.

Source: Vodafone

Nexus 6P is now getting February security patch update

Nexus 6P is now getting February security patch update


Google has now started rolling out latest Android Security patch i.e. February security patch for the Nexus 6P. The update costs 39MB and carries the build number of N4F26O.

As listed earlier by Telus, Google Pixel, Pixel XL and Nexus 6P were scheduled to get February security patch today. The update is now rolling out for the Nexus 6P globally and will be soon available for the Pixel and Pixel XL.



Let us know in comments below, have you received the latest February security patch on your Nexus 6P?

Via: GSMArena


February security patch coming to Google Pixel and Nexus 6P on February 6

February security patch coming to Google Pixel and Nexus 6P on February 6


Telus, Canada's mobile operator has updated its software update schedule list revealing the February security patch update Release Date.




As listed, February security patch for Pixel, Pixel XL and Nexus 6P will begin rolling out from February 6. There's no information regarding the release date of this month's security patch for the Nexus 5X, However, it is likely to get the new update along with above mentioned devices.

Last week, Google announced Android 7.1.2 Nougat Beta for the Pixel and Nexus devices. So, those who are running Android 7.1.2 Beta will not be able to receive February security patch update via OTA.


Source: Telus | Via: Phonearena

Google Assistant coming soon to Nexus 5X/6P and Nexus Player



Google's Pixel and Pixel XL comes with some extra Artificial intelligence in the form of the fledgling Google Assistant. When activating Google assistant, Four dots slide out in each respective direction, and then quickly aligning themselves horizontally. 

For now Google's Assistant is Officially Pixel exclusive, but it has been unofficially ported to tons of other devices via Xposed and other tweaks. 



According to a new report from Stephen Hall (Senior editor at 9to5google), Google Assistant will be Officially available for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and the Nexus Player soon along with a major update.

Google has already announced Android 7.1.2 Beta for eligible Nexus and Pixel devices. It could be possible that final build of Android 7.1.2 might bring Google Assistant and more features to existing Nexus devices.




Some Google Pixel and Nexus 6P are Shutting Down at Early Battery Percentages



Google Pixel is probably one of the best Android Smartphone of the year 2016. The smartphone received a ton of praise and at the same time some criticize due to its software and hardware issues.

It seems that after Google's latest Android Software update, Some Nexus 6P and Pixel users are facing an early battery shutdowns at 30% or so.



As reported by VentureBeat, both Google and Huawei are investigating Nexus 6P premature shutdown issues. 

Well, it looks like the issue isn’t unique to those Nexus 6P users. A few Reddit users are reporting that their Pixel Smartphone are also suffering from the same shutdown bug.


My Google Pixel (32 GB), less than a month old is facing worrisome battery issues. Twice in last 5 days, has the phone shutdown abruptly while I am in middle of something. In both instances, battery was between 25-35%, and the phone under normal conditions should have lasted for at least next 3-4 hours.
It seems that this issue mainly occurs when battery levels are around 30% remaining.



We have yet to know what is the actual cause of this issue. It seems that this issue is'nt hardware related, but rather something in Android Nougat Update since both the Pixel and Nexus 6P have been recently affected.

Via:- 9to5Google

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P devices on Android Beta Program are now receiving final Android 7.1.1 release

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P devices on Android Beta Program are now receiving OTA for final 7.1.1 release


It's been two weeks since Google began rolling out Official Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Pixel and Nexus Devices, while users on the Android Beta Program have still been waiting for the final release.

Well, here's a good news for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Users on the Android Beta Program. Google has started pushing out final Android 7.1.1 OTA update for Nexus 5X, 6P devices on Android Beta Program.



The update costs 65.1MB for Nexus 5X and 26MB for Nexus 6P. If your device hasn't received the notification yet, just Check it out via Settings > About phone > System update.


Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P devices on Android Beta Program are now receiving OTA for final 7.1.1 release

Also Read:- Here's What's new in Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Via:- 9to5Google

Android 7.1.1 brings VoLTE support to Pixel and Pixel XL, leaves Nexus 6P behind!

Android 7.1.1 brings VoLTE support to Pixel and Pixel XL, leaves Nexus 6P behind!


This week, Google launched the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Supported Pixel and Nexus Devices. Along with new sweet features, Android 7.1.1 Nougat update also brought the much-requested VoLTE support for the Pixel and Pixel XL in India.


After updating to Android 7.1.1, Pixel user needs to enable Enhanced 4G LTE Mode in-order to Use LTE services to improve voice and other communications.

But, Where's VoLTE for Nexus 6P? Even after Android 7.1.1 update Nexus 6P doesn't get VoLTE support for Reliance Jio. 

Reliance Jio has already acquired over 50 million subscribers and most of the 4G smartphone supports VoLTE in India (Even the Nexus 5x, when compared to Nexus 6P).



Google needs to push an update ASPA to enable VoLTE support for Nexus 6P.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat now Available for Pixel/XL, Nexus 9, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C

Android 7.1.1 Nougat now Available for Pixel/XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C



Android 7.1.1 Nougat is now Available for Pixel/ Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player and Pixel C | Download the OTA, Factory Images here!


Android 7.1.1 Nougat is finally available for Supported Nexus Smartphones, Pixel C and Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

The latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware comes with December Security patch and bugs fixes. Verizon has already provided a changelog of this update for Pixel Phones.



The new Android 7.1.1 Developer has build NMF26O for Pixel and Pixel XL, NMF26F for Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X and NPF26H for the Pixel C, NMF26J for Nexus Player , and Nexus 9 has NMF26F 

You can download the Factory Images and OTA .zip from the link below.

Download:- Factory Images | OTA

Android 7.1.1 Nougat update coming to Pixel,Pixel XL and Nexus 6P on 5th December

Android 7.1.1 Nougat update coming to Pixel,Pixel XL and Nexus 6P on 5th December


Android 7.1.1 Nougat update coming to Pixel,Pixel XL and Nexus 6P on 5th December 


Rogers, Canada's largest mobile operators has updated its software update schedule list revealing the Official Android 7.1.1 Nougat Release Date. 



As revealed earlier by Vodafone Australia, Rogers has also confirmed the Release date as 5th December for Both Pixel and Nexus 6P.


Android 7.1.1 Nougat update coming to Pixel,Pixel XL and Nexus 6P on 5th December

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be updated to Android 7.1.1, which will be an incremental update over Android 7.1 with December Security patch and bug fixes. 

The Nexus 6P will get updated from Android 7.0 to Android 7.1.1. There's no information on when Nexus 5X will get the Android 7.1.1 update.



Source:- Rogers

Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest updates to your inbox.