Google Nexus 6P has started getting the latest Android security update for the month of February.
Like expected, this update has started rolling out to the Nexus 6P ahead of other devices. Google usually prioritizes its devices when it comes to software updates, be it major or minor ones. The latest is a minor update, but since it concerns security, it is important that you download and install it on your phone once the OTA notification comes in. The software version of the Google Nexus 6P will jump to N4F26O.
Google rolls out monthly software updates to its devices, including the Pixel and Pixel XL as well as the slightly older Motorola Nexus 6. However, the latest update is only available for those on the Google Nexus 6P, although the two Pixel phones should be receiving the same treat very soon, if not today. The update weighs 39MB and even though small, many Nexus 6P users will be praying that it helps take care of some of the issues that came with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Not so long ago, Google started rolling out a public beta version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat to Pixel, Pixel XL, and Nexus 5X, with the Nexus 6P joining up later. While this update is here to iron out all issues that came in with Android 7.1.1 Nougat as well as refine the performance and general experience, Google has not mentioned a thing regarding when the stable version will be here. As a result, this latest February Android security patch is the only hope that Nexus 6P users experiencing any issues with the current software version have. With this in mind, make sure to get it installed on your phone immediately is shows up.
If the OTA update notification hasn’t hit your Nexus 6P, you can check for the update manually via the phone’s Settings. But make sure your battery is at least 50% charged before proceeding with downloading and installing the update.
Update: The latest February Android Security Patch is also rolling out to other Google devices, including the Pixel phones, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus Player, Nexus 9 as well as Pixel C tablet.