The beta of Android 7.1.2 comes to the Nexus 6P and soon the stable version will be released to all the users. Last January, we reported on the arrival of Android 7.1.2, a small incremental update that would reach some of Google’s terminals, first in beta form and later in stable version.
Having reached the Google Pixel and the Nexus 5X as well as the Nexus Player and Pixel C through the Android Beta Program, now, a month later, Nexus 6P users can also enjoy Android 7.1.2 Nougat on their devices.
One of the main novelties that came to the Nexus 5X with this update was the support for gestures on the fingerprint reader to interact with the system interface. Unfortunately, the Nexus 6P has not received this functionality with this update, and for the time being the specific reason is unknown.
In this way, the only “news” coming to the Nexus 6P are typical performance improvements and bug fixes. We hope that in a short time, a new update will provide these gestures on the fingerprint reader to users of the Nexus signed by Huawei, or unless Google officially pronounces the lack of this useful functionality.
The update which weighs 1.29 GB has started to be available for download via OTA by the Android betas program, although at the moment the factory image still does not seem to be available on the web for Google developers. Be that as it may, we assume that in coming days Google will provide the zip file for anyone who wants to proceed with the installation manually.