7 Things to Know About the March Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Update

Today we want to take a look at the most important things you need to know about the Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update and the new March Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 build.

Last year, Google released an Android 7.1 Developer Preview, a beta for Nexus devices. The beta showcased some of the update’s features and it let select Nexus users test the update’s performance ahead of the final release.

The company promised an Android 7.1 release for Nexus devices in December and the company made good on that promise.

In the months since the release, Google’s rolled out new versions of Android 7.1.1 Nougat including a brand new March Android 7.1.1 build that brings security patches and, according to some Nexus 5x users, frustrating problems.

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The March Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 build is a security update that delivers some important patches to the former flagship. It’s small but it’s an important release for the Nexus 5X and Google’s stable of Nexus and Pixel devices.

This roundup takes a look at the March Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat build, Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 problems plaguing users on the old and new Android 7.1.1 build, a look at what’s officially coming after the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, and some tips that might help you.

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

March Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Update: Impressions

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March Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Update: Impressions

Google's March Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 build is much smaller than the original Android 7.1.1 update and it doesn't bring any new features to the device. That said, it could also have a positive or negative impact on your device's performance and that's why we're taking a close look at it today. 

We've spent just about a day with the new Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 update and we want to share some quick first impressions of the software. 

Battery life appears to be holding up. We haven't noticed any weird battery drain on our Nexus 5X, at least not yet. 

If you start experiencing issues with battery life, and you might, know that it sometimes takes battery life a couple of days to settle in. If problems persist beyond two days, you'll need to take action.

We haven't run into any problems with our device's connectivity. We've tested the Nexus 5X and its new Android 7.1.1 Nougat build with several ISPs, routers and Bluetooth devices. Our connections remain strong and fast.

We haven't experienced any random reboots or lockups/freezes/crashes and we haven't seen any UI lag when navigating around the home screen, apps and folders. Animations and transitions are snappy and fluid. It feels like the February version of Android 7.1.1. 

The March Nexus 5X Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is performing well on our device. We recommend it for most users, particularly those who value their security.

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

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