A new Nexus 6P Android 8.1 Oreo update is available and Google’s July build comes with important security patches for the aging device.
The Nexus 6P won’t get upgraded to the company’s new Android P update, but it will continue to get Android Oreo updates throughout 2018.
Google’s latest update is its July Android 8.1 build, the seventh security release since the release of Android 8.1 Oreo back in December.
The July Android 8.1 update is a small update, but it could have a major impact on your device. Most of you won’t see much of a change from the the previous Android 8.1 build, but some of you will.
The Nexus 6P’s newest Android 8.1 build doesn’t come with a long list bug fixes for the aging former flagship, but there’s always a chance the new build irons out random bugs or performance issues. There’s also a chance it hurts your device’s performance.
The new version of Android 8.1 is causing problems for some Nexus 6P users and we expect complaints to pickup as the roll out picks up speed and more people download the software onto their phone.
Our guide to the July Nexus 6P Android 8.1 update takes a look at these problems. It also shows you how to download the new Android 8.1 build right now, some things you should do before you install the latest version of Android 8.1, and some other details you should know before, and after, you install the latest Android 8.1 build on your phone.
We’ll continue to update this roundup with new information as we push away from the release date.