10 Things to Know About the Nexus 5X Android 6.0.1 Update

Earlier this month, Google rolled out a Nexus 5X Android 6.0.1 update, the first major update for its new flagship model. Now that the smoke from the release has settled a bit, we want to take a look at some things Nexus 5X owners should know about Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

When the Nexus 5X starting landing on doorsteps, it was running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the operating system that Google released back in October.

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The Nexus 5X is still running Marshmallow only now it’s running a new, and for some, improved version of the software.

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Earlier this month, Google released its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the Nexus 5X and other Nexus devices capable of running Marshmallow. The Android 6.0.1 is the first incremental release for Marshmallow and it’s the first update for Nexus 5X users.

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Android 6.0.1 is more than a bug fix update. It also brings some new and exciting features to the Nexus 5X. And with the roll out starting to pick up steam, we want to look at those features and some of the other important things to know about Android 6.0.1.

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This roundup focuses on the Android 6.0.1 OTA, Nexus 5X Android 6.0.1 problems and fixes, tips that will help new and veteran Nexus 5X users, and some details about the future of the device and Android Marshmallow.

Nexus 5X Android 6.0.1 Update Review

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Nexus 5X Android 6.0.1 Update Review

Earlier this month, the Nexus 5X Android 6.0.1 update appeared in our notification tray beckoning us to download and install it. We obliged. Not because we were having major problems Android 6.0 but because we wanted those sweet, sweet emojis. (Yes, the bug fixes and security patches were also reasons.)

The Nexus 5x Android 6.0.1 update is small, 76.5MB small. The update took us only a few minutes to download over a fast connection but the installation process took closer to six minutes. All in all, we'd recommend putting aside 10 minutes to install the OTA.

We've been using the Nexus 5x Android 6.0.1 update for a few weeks now and so far, it's performing at a high level. 

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Battery life is still excellent and we haven't noticed any weird battery drain while the phone is in use or in standby. Doze is still working its magic and we're able to get a full day of use out of the Nexus 5x with Android 6.0.1 on board. 

Connectivity (LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) is also very strong. We haven't run into any issues pairing the device to Bluetooth speakers and headsets and Wi-Fi is still fast and reliable. 

Apps, even problem apps like Facebook, Chrome and Twitter are all behaving post-Android 6.0.1. We haven't noticed any weird crashes or experience-breaking bugs. 

It's also worth noting that the Nexus 5x Android 6.0.1 update is very fast. No stuttering or lag to speak of. That could change but we're optimistic given the hardware that's on board. This phone can handle Marshmallow with ease. 

At this stage, we're recommending Android 6.0.1 to Nexus 5x users. We haven't run into any game-changing bugs or problems, the new emojis are fantastic, and the improvements to Do Not Disturb are noteworthy. This is a solid incremental update for the new Nexus.

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