This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about the latest Nexus 5X Android 8.0 Oreo update.
The November Nexus 5X Android Oreo update is a security update for the former flagship. Unlike the Nexus 5X Android 8.1 update, Google’s November Android 8.0 build is focused on protecting you and your device.
Google’s latest Android Oreo build is small, but it could have a dramatic effect on your Nexus 5X’s performance and that’s precisely why you’ll want to get familiar with the software before you download it on your device.
While some of you might want to download the new version of Android 8.0 Oreo right now, others are better off waiting for Google and its carrier partners to deploy the update Over-the-Air.
The company’s November Android 8.0 OTA is pushing out right now though it could take a few more days to finish up in the United States and countries around the world.
Our guide to the November Nexus 5X Android Oreo update takes you through the most important things to know about the update and its performance.
It goes over the current set of Android 8.0 problems plaguing the Nexus 5X, some steps to take before installing the November Android Oreo build, some tips to help current and prospective Android Oreo users, and a look at what’s next from Google in terms of updates and bug fixes.
November Nexus 5X Android Oreo Update Impressions
If you're already on Android Oreo (and we assume most of you are) the download and installation should only take you a few minutes.
The Nexus 5X's November patch is just a few MB and the installation took just a few minutes to complete. Overall, it shouldn't take you more than 5 minutes to get it on board your phone.
We've been using the Nexus 5X's Android Oreo update for a few hours now and we've been keeping an eye on key areas like battery life and connectivity.
So far, battery life is holding up. We haven't noticed any abnormal drain when using the phone and when it's in standby. It's keeping a solid charge.
We've tested the Nexus 5X and Oreo with several Bluetooth devices and we haven't experienced any drops or oddities. Wi-Fi, including eero mesh Wi-Fi, is holding steady as well.
App performance sometimes takes a hit after a new update is released, but we haven't noticed any issues with our core applications. Chrome is fast and reliable. Same goes for YouTube, Gmail, Spotify, Twitter, Asana, and Slack.
Our Nexus 5X is fast. We haven't experienced any lag or lockups during our short time with the new Oreo build.
It's only been a few hours, but we're pretty impressed with the software's performance on our device. Of course, performance could take a turn in the days ahead so we'll keep our eyes out for bugs and widespread problems.
If you're unable to pull the November Nexus 5X update right now, you can manually install the software onto your device.
If you're curious about the process, take a look at our walkthrough. It'll take you through step-by-step through manual installation process.
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