Google’s Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 Nougat update is now widely available and today we want to go over the most important things to know about the update’s performance, problems, and what’s next for Google and its former flagship.
Earlier this year, Google confirmed an Android 7.1.2 Nougat update for its Pixel and Nexus-branded devices.
In early April, Google pulled the Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 Nougat update from beta and began rolling it out to owners around the world.
Android 7.1.2 Nougat isn’t as big as Android 7.1.1 or Android 7.0 but it’s an important update for the Nexus 5X.
The Android 7.1.2 update is primarily focused on improving performance but the Nexus 5X’s Android 7.1.2 Nougat upgrade also comes with some brand new features including a useful fingerprint scanner gesture.
Its been three weeks since Google released the Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 Nougat update and today we’re looking at how the upgrade has progressed and/or regressed during that time span.
We also want to take a look at some of the Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 problems that’ve popped up since release including one that appears to be plaguing more than a few owners.
On top of that, this roundup outlines a few things to expect from Google moving forward including the cutoff date for major Nexus 5X Android updates.
Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 Nougat Review
Before we get into our quick Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 review, a few notes about the installation and download process.
The Nexus 5X's Android 7.1.2 Nougat update is several hundred megabytes. It only took us a couple of minutes to download over a high-speed Wi-Fi network but the installation took a bit longer.
The installation took around 10 minutes or so to complete. Note: If you've skipped any of the monthly security updates, you'll need to download those before you can download the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update OTA.
We recommend putting aside 15-20 minutes to monitor the Android 7.1.2 download and installation. We didn't run into any problems but there's always a chance you might.
We've been using the update for about three weeks now and Android 7.1.2 is still performing well on our Nexus 5X.
Battery life is excellent. We haven't noticed any weird drain during our time with the new software. Connectivity is also strong and we haven't noticed any issues with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or cellular data.
The phone's user interface is still extremely fast. That's important for a device that was first released all the way back in 2015. Hard to believe its been that long since launch.
We haven't run into any bugs or serious problems with our version of Android 7.1.2. We've been hearing and seeing complaints about the fingerprint sensor but ours is working properly.
Given what's on board (security patches, new features, bug fixes) and given its steady performance, you'll definitely want to consider installing Android 7.1.2 on your Nexus 5X.
If you're having a pleasant experience on Android 7.1.1 Nougat or below, be sure to take your time. Dig into additional feedback if you start feeling leery.
We've put together a list of reasons to, and not to, install Android 7.1.2. It could help you to one side of the fence or the other.