With the Android O update looming on the horizon, the August Nexus 5X Nougat update could be the device’s last Android Nougat build.
In July, carriers confirmed a new Android 7.1.2 release for August 7th. Today, right on cue, Google’s pushing this new build to Nexus and Pixel owners.
Google’s latest security update, known as N2G48C, delivers a solid list of patches to the Nexus 5X. If you value the security of your phone, you’ll want to download it right now or when the OTA prompt appears on your device.
While Google’s intentions are good, there’s always a chance the August Android Nougat update could cause something to go wrong on your Nexus 5X. Previous security patches have caused severe battery drain and other performance issues.
It’s virtually impossible to predict how the August Nexus 5X Android Nougat update will impact your device’s performance so you’ll want to prepare before you manually install or update Over-the-Air. Our walkthrough will help you prepare.
This guide will also take you through some early impressions of the August update’s performance, Android 7.1.2 problems and fixes, and a look at what’s in the pipeline for the Nexus 5X.
Now that this Android 7.1.2 build is out, the Nexus 5X’s next upgrade could be the long awaited Android 8.0 update.