A new Nexus 6P Android 8.1 Oreo update is available and Google’s January build comes with important security patches for your phone.
The Nexus 6P probably won’t get upgraded to Android P, but it should get a year’s supply of Android Oreo updates.
The latest update is a new January Android 8.1 build and it serves as the first security release since the release of Android 8.1 Oreo back in December.
The January Android 8.1 update is a small update, but it could have a major impact on your device. While many of you won’t see much of a change from the December build, others could see improvements or problems.
The Nexus 6P’s new Android 8.1 update doesn’t come with any known bug fixes, but there’s always a chance it irons out random bugs or performance issues. There’s also a chance it hurts your device’s performance.
The latest version of Android 8.1 is already causing problems for some Nexus 6P users and we expect complaints to pickup as more people download the software to their phone.
Our guide to the January 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 Android 8.1 on your phone.
We’ll continue to update this roundup with new information as we push away from the January Android 8.1 Oreo release date for the Nexus 6P.