Android 7.0 Nougat rolled out last week and the devices slated to get the update were the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6 and the Nexus 6P. The Nexus 5X update went on smoothly and Google also made the factory images and OTA available on their developer page. The updates for the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 6P were suspended after critical bugs were found in Android Nougat.
Google had earlier announced a public beta, allowing Nexus users to try out Android Nougat before the official release. The update pushed last week was the fifth and the final version of Android Nougat on these smartphones. A handful of Nexus 6P devices got an update to Nougat with ‘NRD90M’ as the build number. The update was halted soon after without any announcements from Google. A few network carriers did acknowledge that the update was indeed paused and they are working with Google to fix it.
Many people were complaining of battery drain on the Nexus 6P since the Nougat update. While many kept their eyes peeled for a factory image on the new operating system, it was surprising to see Google posting a Marshmallow image for the Nexus 6P with the September security patch. With this, devices still on Android Marshmallow got the September patch in the form of an OTA.
Google finally posted the factory images and OTA for the Nexus 6P today in the form of a new build ‘NRD90U’. Users can flash their phones with the latest version right away, and those who wish to wait can expect a 1GB+ OTA coming their way. If you want to flash the factory images yourself, head over to Google’s Developer page and follow the instructions carefully.