7 Things to Know About the July Nexus 6P Android 8.1 Update

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.

How to Get the July Android 8.1 Update Right Now

How to Get the July Android 8.1 Update Right Now

The Nexus 6's July Android 8.1 Oreo build is known as OPM6.171019.030.E1.

The update is slowly rolling out to the Nexus 6P and it could be a few days before it lands for every Nexus 6P model in the United States and other countries where the Nexus 6P is found. 

If you want to skip the OTA you can download the July Android 8.1 build right now by sideloading the correct image onto your device.

If you don't want to manually install the software right now, head into your device's settings a few times a day to check for the July build. 

It typically takes a couple of weeks for the roll out to finish up so don't be surprised if you don't see the update popup today.

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