A new June Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 Nougat update is rolling out and today we want to go over the most important things Nexus 5X owners need to know about the new build’s performance.
It took a few days but Google’s finally released a new security patch for the Nexus 5X and its other Pixel and Nexus-branded devices.
The June Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 build is the company’s first release since the second Nexus 5X Android O beta and it delivers patches for several potential exploits. It’s an important update and it could have an impact on your device’s overall performance.
Google’s June Android 7.1.2 update is pretty small but even the tiniest security patches can impact battery life, connectivity, core apps and services, and UI speed.
The May Android 7.1.2 build improved performance on some Nexus 5X models and it caused issues on plenty more. Nexus 5X users continue to complain about various bugs and issues with Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
It’s impossible to predict what you might run into once you make the move to the June build so you’ll want to be as prepared as possible.
To help with that, we want to take a close look at the most important things to know about the June Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 Nougat update including a brief look at its early performance, some of the update’s early problems, fixes for those problems, and a look at what’s next from Google.
June Nexus 5X Android 7.1.2 Nougat Impressions
We've only been using the Nexus 5X's June Android 7.1.2 update for a short time but it feels stable on our device.
Short-term battery life is excellent. We haven't noticed any weird drain but that could obviously change down the road. Connectivity is also strong.
We've tested the software with several routers, a couple of ISPs, and Bluetooth headphones and speakers. We haven't experienced any issues yet.
The user interface is still extremely fast with the June build on board. We've seen frequent lag on the Android O beta so the speed is definitely a nice change.
So far, our core applications which include Asana, Slack, Twitter, Spotify, and Soundcloud are pairing well with the new build.
One other note: We haven't noticed any fingerprint sensor issues. Yet.
Given what's on board (security patches) and given its steady performance, you'll definitely want to consider installing the new build on your Nexus 5X.
If you're having a pleasant experience on the original Android 7.1.2 Nougat update, Android 7.1.1 Nougat or something older, take your time. Dig into additional feedback, especially if you start feeling leery.
We've put together a list of reasons to, and not to, install Android 7.1.2. It could help you to one side of the fence or the other.