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

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.

How to Get the January Android 8.1 Update

How to Get the January Android 8.1 Update

Google's released one new Android 8.1 build for the Nexus 6P. The device's January build is known as OPM3.171019.013.

If you want to download the Nexus 6P's Android 8.1 update right now you can sideload the correct factory image onto your device.

The Over-the-Air update hasn't started rolling out to the Nexus 6P yet though we expect that to begin sometime later this month, probably in a few days. 

If you're dealing with Android 8.1 issues or you're simply impatient, head into your device's settings a few times a day to check for the January build. 

Or, better yet, sideload it to your Nexus 6P right now. 

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