7 Things to Know About the Nexus 5X Android 7.0 Nougat Update

The Nexus 5X Android 7.0 Nougat update is a big one and today we want to take a look at the most important things you need to know about the upgrade as we push toward the next Android Nougat update’s release.

Earlier this year, Google released an Android N Developer Preview, a beta that many Nexus 5X owners downloaded. The beta showcased some of the update’s features and it let Nexus users test out the update’s performance ahead of the final release.


In late August, Google pulled the Android 7.0 Nougat update out of beta and released it for Nexus devices around the world. The Nexus 5X Android 7.0 Nougat update is an important one and today we want to take a look at the key details.

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Google’s Nexus 5X Android 7.0 Nougat update roll out was extremely slow but all Nexus 5X owners should now have access to the update that replaces Android Marshmallow as the company’s most up-to-date operating system.


This roundup offers some impressions of the Nexus 5X Android 7.0 Nougat update and its performance, a look at some of the Nexus 5X Nougat problems plaguing users, and some important information about what’s next for Nougat and the Nexus 5X.


We’ll continue to update this with new information so check back for regular updates as we cruise through the fall.

Quick Nexus 5X Android 7.0 Nougat Review

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Quick Nexus 5X Android 7.0 Nougat Review

The Nexus 5X Android 7.0 Nougat update is a big one. It comes with tons of features, enhancements and fixes and they add up. The update is a little over 1GB in size. 

The OTA download only took a few minutes over a high-speed Wi-Fi network but the installation took about 12 minutes. All in all, it was a 15 minute process. We didn't run into any installation issues with the OTA release. 

As for the update's performance on the former flagship, we've been keeping a close eye on a few key areas since we completed the installation: Battery life, connectivity, performance issues, and UI speed. 


We've a spent considerable amount of time with the Nexus 5X Android 7.0 update and we still haven't noticed any abnormal battery drain, at least not yet. The device is holding an excellent charge with Nougat on board and the refined version of Doze appears to be doing its job and doing it well. 

We haven't run into any problems with connectivity. We've tested the device and its update with several ISPs, routers and Bluetooth devices. Our connections remain strong.

We haven't experienced any random reboots or lockups/crashes and we haven't seen any UI lag when navigating around the new OS. The Nexus 5X is still extremely fast with Android 7.0. Nougat on board. 

So far, Android 7.0 Nougat is putting forth an excellent performance on the Nexus 5X. We recommend it for most users. 

If you're feeling leery, track down a second or third opinion before installing the Androud 7.0 Nougat update on your phone. 

Side note: We've installed the October security patch on our Nexus 5X and we haven't noticed any major differences between this build (NBD90W) and the old one.

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