Android N Update Rolling Out On Nexus 6P, 5X, 4G?

Android N Update Rolling Out On Nexus 6P, 5X, 4G?
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Google has been quick with Android N. Even the first update, the insider preview, was released before it was expected. And now comes surprising news, saying the Android N update is already rolling out on Google devices that support 4G. Read on to know the complete story.


Reports suggest that Google has started releasing over-the-air Android N update. But as you know, Google is partial towards Nexus phones and have, as expected, chosen its own devices to rollout the latest mobile operating system. Having said that, the company might be testing the software and hence, is not very vocal about it.

Opptrends while giving out the news in its report wrote, “Google released an over the air update to improve performance for all Android N devices, which is well ahead of the first scheduled update.”

The post also mentioned, “The update which was to help address some performance issues began to roll out on late Thursday, to Android N beta testers. The update is only available for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 and Nexus 9 4G.”

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The update is said to be rolling out only on devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program. And if your device is one of them, the size for the update is 30MB. Unfortunately, the Android N update does not include any update for Pixel C as the analysts believe that this software lets the Pixel C’s hardware down.

Android N Update: The Testing Phase?

We can consider this Android N update as a test. Companies mostly try software update on a few devices. If Nexus, as Google’s own production, goes awry, chances are high that they can be set right immediately. The date the update will start rolling on other Android devices is not yet known. But yes, things are rolling faster than we can imagine. You never know; within a few days, your device might be running the operating system you have only been reading about.

Also Read: Windows 10 Vs. Android N: Which Mobile Operating System Has A Bright Future?


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    I’ve had N developer preview for a week on my Nexus 6 2014. Had to do a factory reset for it to work properly but it’s solid enough for a daily driver phone. Doze is more aggressive and works when the screen is off. I find it hilarious that everyone wants MM so badly, I’ve had it since November and N is even better.